Stephen Nichols, MD

Dr. Stephen Nichols, MD
Dr. Stephen Nichols, MD


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand
351 Santa Fe Dr
Ste 100
Encinitas, CA 92024

On Medical Staff At

Languages Spoken

  • English


Dr. Stephen Nichols specializes in general orthopedics and sports medicine with a focus on hand and upper extremity issues. He can help patients with arthritis, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, osteoporosis, pain, rehabilitation, trauma and fractures. Dr. Nichols believes surgery should be considered after all conservative treatments have been exhausted.

A native San Diegan, Dr. Nichols enjoys golfing, cycling, sailing and skiing. He strives to help his patients stay active at any age and improve their quality of life. Dr. Nichols has more than 25 years of medical experience and welcomes new patients.

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996

Medical Education

  • Loma Linda University School of Medicine, MD, 1985


  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, General Surgery, 1986


  • McGill University, Orthopaedic Surgery, 1992


  • Loma Linda University Medical Center, Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand, 1987
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