Alpa M. Nick, MD, MS

Dr. Nick is a board certified gynecologic oncologist. She joins St. Thomas Medical Partners from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where she held a faculty appointment for 5 years. Dr. Nick received her medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, and completed her gynecologic oncology fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX in 2011. As a gynecologic oncologist at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Nick worked collaboratively to expand the developmental therapeutics research program and led a quality improvement project focused on improving outcomes and standardizing care for patients with ovarian cancer. Lastly, she worked to implement an enhanced recovery after surgery program focused on improving perioperative care delivery. Dr. Nick brings a breath of experience and a diverse skill set to St Thomas Health, providing patients who have gynecologic cancers novel and up-to-date medical and surgical treatment options.

Fellowship

Clinical Fellowship, Gynecologic Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, 2007-2011

Medical School

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Medicine, Shreveport, LA, MD, 2003, Medicine

Residency

Clinical Residency, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, 2003-2007

Certifications

American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology General Obstetrics and Gynecology: 11/2013, Recertification Date: 12/2014
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology Gynecologic Oncology: 4/2015

Awards and Honors

Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Louisiana State University, 1995-1996
American Heart Association Grant for Undergraduate Research, Louisiana State University, 1997
Outstanding Student in Biochemistry, Louisiana State University, 1997
University Award for Academic Excellence in Biochemistry, Louisiana State University, 1997-1998
Alpha Omega Alpha, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 2002
Horace E. Thompson, M.D. Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine, 2003
Administrative Chief Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2006-2007
Felix Rutledge Fellowship, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2006
J.G. Moore Award for Best Basic Science Paper, "Therapeutic Gene Silencing in Ovarian Carcinoma: Making the Case for P130CAS," Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists Annual Meeting,, 2008
Trainee Excellence Award, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, 2008
Scholar-in-Training Award finalist, American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), 2011