Andrew Nickels - MD

Andrew Nickels - MD

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My Areas of Practice
I am a Allergy/Immunology physician with training in both childhood and adult medicine. After training at Mayo Clinic in Allergy/Immunology, I was on faculty at Vanderbilt University where I focused on taking care of patients with seasonal allergies, food allergy, asthma, hives, drug allergy, eczema, and defects in the immune system. At Park Nicollet, I enjoy seeing patients of all ages with a broad range of allergic diseases. 

General Information

Gender: Male

Practicing Since: 2009

Accepting New Patients: Yes


Practices at

14000 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

1415 St. Francis Ave.
Shakopee, MN 55379

St Louis Park 3800
3800 Park Nicollet Blvd.
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Education & Certifications

Board Certification: American Board of Allergy and Immunology

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Fellowship: Mayo Clinic
Bioethics Scholars Training Program
Rochester, MN

Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine

Board Certification: American Board of Pediatrics

Residency: University of Chicago
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Chicago, IL

Fellowship: University of Chicago
MacLean Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics
Chicago, IL

Medical Doctor (MD): University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Memphis, TN

B.A.: University of Notre Dame
South Bend, IN

Research & Publications

Nickels AS, Dimov V. Innovations in Technology: Social Media and Mobile Technology in the Care of Adolescents with Asthma. Current Allergy and Asthma Reports. 2012 Dec; 12(6):607-612

Nickels AS, Dimov V, Wolf R.  Pharmacokinetic evaluation of olopatadine for the treatment of allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis. Expert Opin Drug Metab Toxicol. 2011 Dec;7(12):1593-9

Nickels AS, Joshi A, Dinakar C. Electronic cigarettes: navigating the vapor. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2014 Jun. 112. 431-483

Nickels AS, Li J, Volcheck G. Percutaneous skin testing in the United States Medicare population. JACI In Practice. 2014 Nov-Dec; 2(6). 807-809

Nickels AS, Boyce T, Joshi A, Hagan J. Absence of the thymic shadow in a neonate suspected of primary immunodeficiency: Not a straightforward clinical sign of immunodeficiency. Journal of Pediatrics. Jan 166 (1). 203

Nickels AS, Tilburt J. Uncertainty and the Ethics of Allergy Care. Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. 2015;114, 3-5

Nickels AS, Li J, Volcheck G. Putting Allergy/Immunology Into Context: Analysis of the 2012 US Medicare Reimbursement data. Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. 2015 Mar; 114(3):253-254

Nickels AS, Tilburt J, Ross LF. Pediatric resident preparedness and educational experiences with informed consent. Academic Pediatrics. 2016; 16 (3): 298–304

Nickels AS, Myers D, Johnson L; Joshi A; Sharp RR; Lantos J. Ethics Round: Can parents refuse a potentially life-saving transplant for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency? Pediatrics. 2016, 138 (1) : e2016089

Smith BB, Nickels AS, Sviggum HP. A rare combination of undiagnosed hypertrophic cardiomyopathy revealed by intraoperative anaphylaxis resulting in acute left ventricular outflow obstruction and cardiac arrest. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia. 2016; 31.212-214.

Nickels AS, Warner D, Jenkins S, Tilburt J, Hays T. Beliefs, practices, and self-efficacy of US physicians regarding smoking cessation and electric cigarettes: a national survey. Nicotine Tob Res. 19 (2) 197-207.

Nickels AS, Lim K. Point-of-care exhaled nitric oxide poorly predicts methacholine challenge outcome in steroid naïve adult pulmonary patients with normal FEV1 on baseline  spirometry. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2016; 117 (4): 365-639.

Nickels AS, Warner D, Jenkins S, Tilburt J, Hays JT. Pulmnologists and primary care physician response of asthmatic patient about electronic cigarettes for smoking cessation. Ann Amer Thor Soc. 2017. 14(3), 466-468.

Rosenzweig D. Nickels AS. #Asthma, #Inhaler: Social Media depictions of inhalers. JACI In Prac. 2017; S2213-2198.

Nickels AS, Lim K. Exhaled nitric oxide or FEF 25-75:  Balancing diagnostic value with efficacy despite evidentiary uncertainty” Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2017 118(2), 236-237.

Compton J, Fanning JB, Nickels AS. Beliefs, Evidence, and Opportunity: Genetically modified products and food allergy. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2017;119(3):198-199.

Nickels AS, Wu A, Stukus D. Social Media and the Allergist: Evidence Supports Increasing Our Engagement. JACI In Practice. 2018; 6(1) 313-4.

Abreo A, Nickels AS. Extended smoking cessation counseling service utilization in the Medicare population 2012-2014. 2018. 120 (1) 105-6.


Professional Associations & Awards

Member, American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology. 2013-current

Member, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2013-current

Board of Regents, American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2013-2015


Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and young son, cooking, wood working, and going to movies and concerts. My wife and I have a particular interest in the arts and enjoy going to any art museum we can find.