Taylor Nichols, MD

Emergency Medicine. Addiction Medicine. Health Policy. 

Writer. Podcaster. Consultant.

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Dr. Taylor Nichols is a dual board-certified emergency medicine and addiction medicine physician. He has worked in urban trauma centers to rural critical access hospitals, ski resorts to island medicine, large academic centers to event medicine.

He completed medical school at the UC Davis School of Medicine, emergency medicine residency at UCSF - San Francisco General Hospital, and fellowship training in Health Policy and Advocacy at UC Davis Medical Center.

He currently works as an assistant clinical professor at UCSF both in emergency medicine and on the inpatient addiction medicine consult service, in an addiction medicine clinic called Transitions Clinic of Sacramento, and as a supervising physician of a residential substance use disorder treatment program. Additionally, he serves as a medical consultant for a series currently in production on Netflix.

In his leadership and advocacy roles, he currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sacramento Street Medicine as the Director of Strategic Initiatives, on the Board of Directors of California ACEP, as a delegate to the California Medical Association, as a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine Legislative Advocacy Committee, and on the membership committee of the California Society of Addiction Medicine. 

He is passionate about health equity and vulnerable populations, social and political determinants of health, health systems reform, physician wellness, and health care innovation.