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About Dr. Nichols


Dr. Anthony Nichols is a Facial Plastic Surgeon originally from Mississauga, Ontario.  He finished first in his class in the Physics program at McMaster before obtaining his medical degree from the University of Toronto where he achieved AOA status (top 5%). He completed all of his surgical training including residency in Head and Neck surgery and an advanced Fellowship in Facial Reconstruction at Harvard Medical School.  He has worked at the University of Western Ontario since 2009 in the ENT department, where is a Full Professor, which is the highest level of academic achievement afforded by the University.  He was the youngest in the history of his Department to achieve Full Professor status.  He was previously the Chief of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology (facial and throat cancers) and Director of the Facial Reconstruction Fellowship.   He is also a Scientist at the University and has published over 160 scientific papers, has been awarded over $12 million of grant funding, and trained over 70 students.

While at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Nichols trained with world expert in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - literally the people who wrote the textbooks - to learn the entire breadth of facial plastic surgery including facelifts, neck lifts, eyelid tucks (blepharoplasty), brow lifts, lip lifts, fat grafting and laser treatments. He has also obtained advanced training in cosmetic surgery with world experts both in Canada and the United States.  He is thrilled to offer cutting edge facial plastic surgery to the patients Southwestern Ontario.



1996-1999 Physics

McMaster University

Dr. Nichols was an Academic All-Canadian finishing with the highest grade point average in his Physics program while playing basketball for the #1 ranked Varsity team in Canada.

1999 - 2003 MD

University of Toronto

Dr. Nichols obtained his medical degree from the University of Toronto, earning AOA for achieving marks in the top 5% of his class.  He was also a founding member of the black medical students association as well as winning scholarships for his summer research work at Harvard Medical School.


Harvard Medical School

Dr. Nichols moved to Boston for his internship at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital, followed by residency at the Harvard Medical School Combined Otolaryngology (ENT) training program.  He won the Chief Resident Teaching Award, the Resident Research Award as well as an International Research Award from the Triologic Society.  

He stayed at Harvard for an extra year to obtain training in advanced facial reconstruction, microvascular surgery and head and neck oncology.

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