Nichols, Francis C. III

Nichols, Francis

Francis C. Nichols III is a board-certified general and thoracic surgeon who specializes in mesothelioma.

  • Chair of Mayo Clinic’s Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery.
  • Strong proponent of multidisciplinary team approach and use of multimodality treatment as appropriate.
  • Authored or co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • Teaches at Mayo Medical School.
  • Fellow of American College of Surgeons.
  • Member of the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons and Society of Thoracic Surgeons.


  • M.D. degree from University of Virginia.