Stacy Nicholson, MD, MPH, has joined Phoenix Children’s Hospital as Physician in Chief. In this role, he will be accountable for leadership and direction of the medical specialist divisions. Dr. Nicholson will also provide executive oversight to Phoenix Children’s medical education initiatives and programs.

Dr. Nicholson will lead a myriad of medical divisions, including: Critical Care, Cardio Vascular Intensive Care, Emergency Medicine, Hospitalists, Radiology, Pathology, General Pediatrics, Genetics, Child Protection, Gastroenterology, Pulmonology, Perinatology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Psychology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Developmental Pediatrics, Cardiology, and Infection Control.

Prior to joining Phoenix Children’s, Dr. Nicholson held faculty positions at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC). At OHSU, he served in the roles of chair of Pediatrics, division head of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and founding director of the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program. He is a pediatric oncologist with expertise in brain tumors, new drug development and cancer survivorship. He is also keenly interested in faculty advancement and improving the health of children and adolescents.

A native of Georgia, Dr. Nicholson earned his undergraduate degree from Furman University. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed his Master’s in public health at The George Washington University. Dr. Nicholson trained in pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he became the founding clinical director of the Pediatric Neuro-oncology Program. Dr. Nicholson also trained in cancer epidemiology at the National Cancer Institute. He has led and published clinical trials in pediatric oncology and studies of late effects and quality of life in cancer survivors. Nationally, Dr. Nicholson serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Pediatrics and chairs its pediatric hematology/oncology sub-board.