Dr Nicholls is a dedicated specialist knee surgeon, treating all paediatric and adult knee conditions. He has particular interests in sports knee injuries, arthroscopic ligament reconstructions and management of arthritis in younger more active patients. He also performs partial and total joint replacement surgery utilising computer-assisted navigation techniques.
During surgical training in Sydney, Dr Nicholls worked regularly at major teaching hospitals including Royal North Shore Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, The Mater Hospital and The Children's Hospital. In addition to his Australian specialty training, he has also worked and trained in the United States of America (Shriners Hospital for Children, Portland Oregon) and the United Kingdom (Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Oxford) where he undertook higher levels of operative training in Paediatric Orthopaedics, Arthroplasty, & Sports Knee Surgery.
Throughout his career, he has worked regularly with athletes across a wide variety of sports. This has involved working as club doctor in several major rugby teams, including the Australian Womens’ Rugby Sevens team.
In 2008, Dr Nicholls received The Lord Nuffield Scholarship and travelled to the UK for research in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery. His subsequent clinical research in the field of osteoarthritis led to him being awarded a Masters of Science from the University of Oxford, UK.
Dr Nicholls is passionate about achieving excellent results for his patients. Where ever possible, this includes returning them to the highest levels of sporting engagement, demanding employment and recreational activities.
Dr Nicholls sees consults in Chatswood and Dee Why.