Dr. Nichols is an Austin native. She has been caring for children since she started working as a babysitter when she was in middle school, so it was no surprise to find that pediatrics was her true calling during medical school. After attending Harvard University as an undergraduate, Dr. Nichols attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX, then completed her pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She has been practicing pediatrics at the ADC main location since her return to Austin in 1996.

Dr. Nichols enjoys caring for patients of all ages, and feels that being a pediatrician means helping keep her patients healthy and providing guidance to them and their families through all stages of childhood and adolescence. She enjoys helping families negotiate behavioral and developmental challenges, and is comfortable managing a variety of chronic childhood conditions like asthma, allergies, and ADHD.

Dr. Nichols has served on the medical executive committee, including a term as Chief of Pediatrics at North Austin Medical Center as well as president of the Central Texas Pediatric Physicians Alliance (currently known as the Greater Austin Pediatric Society). She has also served on the medical executive committee of Dell Children’s Medical Center. She has been named a Texas Monthly Super Doctor as well as an Austin Top Doctor. Dr. Nichols is conversationally fluent in Spanish, and has some comprehension/conversational ability in French and Italian.

Now that all of her children have moved into young adulthood, Dr. Nichols enjoys spending time with her three dogs. Her hobbies include playing tennis and reading.


Medical School
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Certifications & Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics


American Academy of Pediatrics
Texas Medical Association
Travis County Medical Society



Languages Spoken




Office Locations

Cedar Bend
2400 Cedar Bend Dr.
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512)901-1111

Additional Locations

St. David's South Austin Medical Center

901 W Ben White Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: (512) 447-2211

St. David's North Austin Medical Center

12221 N Mopac Expy
Austin, TX 78758
Phone: (512) 901-1000