ALEXANDER S. NICHOLAS, DO, FAAO
Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - Philadelphia
Professor and Chair


Alexander S. Nicholas, DO, FAAO

Contact

Office: 215-871-6425

Dr. Nicholas serves as professor and chair in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Specialty

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Board Certification

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, 1985

  • Education

    Internship: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1975-1976

    Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1975

    Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1971

  • Courses

    1st-3rd year medical curriculum: Osteopathic Principles and Practice/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
    Clinical rotations: 3rd and 4th year medical students

  • Awards

    Linback Award for Outstanding Teaching, 1996

    Eimberbrink Award for Proficiency in Osteopathic Techniques, 1975

    Frederick Solomon, DO Award of Merit, 1999

    Honorary President, German-American Academy of Osteopathy (DAAO), 2013

    Andrew Taylor Still Medallion of Honor, 2014

  • Publications

    A. Nicholas, E. Nicholas, Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques, 2nd ed. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2012, 2008. 589 pp.

    Goldstein, F., Jeck, S., Nicholas, A., Berman, M., Lerario, M., Preoperative Intravenous Morphine Sulfate with Postoperative Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment Reduces Patient Analgesic Use After Total Abdominal Hysterectomy, JAOA, Vol 105, No 6, June 2005

    Ehrenfeuchter & Nicholas, Soft Tissue Techniques,Chapter, Foundations for OsteopathicMedicine, Willicor and Wilkins, 2003

    Washington, Nicholas, et al, Presence of Chapman Reflex Points in Hospitalized Patients with Pneumonia, JAOA, October 2003

    Ehrenfeuchter, W., Nicholas, A., Heilig, D., Soft Tissue Techniques, Robrt C Ward (Ed), Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, 2nd Edition Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 2003, p 819-833

    Ehrenfeuchter WC, Heilig D, Nicholas AS: Chapter 54. Soft tissue techniques; 819-833r - In Ward RC (ed): Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine (2nd edition). Philadelphia PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, 2003.

    Oleski & Nicholas, Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment for Postoperative Pain, JAOA,Suplement, September, 2002

    Nicholas, Oleski, and Mitchell, “Advantages Osteopathic Family Physician Have in the Treatment of Low Back Pain”, Osteopathic Family Physician News, October 2002

    Jaeger, V., DiNubile, N., Nicholas, A., Plent, S., Caring for Low Back Pain, Evalaution and Mangement of Acute Low Back Pain, Aetna US Healthcare, Mei al Education Collaborative, April, 2000

    Nicholas, A., Bezilla, T., Jones, R., "Osteopathic Manipulation for Management of Pain", JAOA, vol 99, No. 6, supplement to June 1999, p 5-10

    Ehrenfeuchter, W., Nicholas, A., Heilig, D., Soft Tissue Techniques, Robert C. Ward (Ed), Foundations for Osteopathic Medicine, Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1997, p 781-794

    Gross, G., Nicholas, A., "Thoracic Somatic Dysfunction: A Case Report, The Journal of the Pennsylvania Osteopathic Association December 1996, Vol. 40, No.5, p 14-16

    Nicholas, A., Debias, D., Arbizo, M., Ehrenfeuchter, W., England, K., Greene, C. Heilig, D., Kirschbaum, M., "A Somatic Component to Myocardial Infarction: Three year Follow Up", British Medical Journal, June 1991, 302, p 1581

    Nicholas, A., Debias, D., Ehrenfeuchter, W., England, K., England, R. Greene, C. Heilig, D., Kirschbaum, "A Somatic Component to Myocardial Infarction", JAOA, Feb 1987, Vol. 87, 123-129. (Reprinted with permission of British Medical Journal).

    Nicholas, A., Debias, D., Ehrenfeuchter, W., England, K., England, R. Greene, C. Heilig, D., Kirschbaum, M., "A Somatic Component to Myocardial Infarction", British Medical Journal, July 1985, 291, pp. 13-17

    Nicholas, A., "Dysfunction of the Innominate Complex", Osteopathic Medicine, January 1979, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 64-77

    Nicholas, A., "Palpation in Osteopathic Medicine", Osteopathic Annals, July 1978, Vol. 6, No. 7, pp. 36-42

    "Purification and Characterization of Mercenene":Part 1 Ammonium Fractionation and its Effect on the Growth of Krebs-2 Carcinoma, JAOA, Vol. 72, October 1972 in Conjunction with Department of Physiological Chemistry, PCOM

  • Memberships

    American Osteopathic Association
    Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association
    American Academy of Osteopathy
    German-American Academy of Osteopathy (DAAO)