Nichole K. Ingalls, MD, MPH, FACS
It’s important to Dr. Ingalls that patients feel like they’re being treated by someone who cares for them like a family member. In addition to healing patients’ medical conditions, she strives to understand and acknowledge the emotional and spiritual aspects of each patient.
Dr. Ingalls was born and raised in Texas. She completed her undergraduate studies at Austin College in Sherman, Texas, and medical training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. She was a resident at Michigan State University in Grand Rapids and a trauma and critical care fellow at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio.
After her residency and fellowship training in the Midwest, she was an active duty Air Force trauma surgeon, embedded at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas. In 2012, she served as the trauma director at Craig Joint Theater Hospital in Afghanistan. During her service time, she taught medical students, residents and fellows.
Certifications & Professional Interests
Certified by the American Board of Surgery, Dr. Ingalls also holds a surgical critical care certification. She is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is active in many national organizations. She has a passion for international medicine and surgery and participates in overseas medical service annually.
Breast disease and cancer
Colon and other intestinal surgery
Hernias, including complex abdominal reconstruction
Thyroid and parathyroid disease
Trauma and acute care surgery
- Too Big, Too Small or Just Right? Why the 28 French Chest Tube Is the Best Size.
- Wartime Soft Tissue Coverage Techniques for the Deployed Surgeon.
- Evaluating the Traditional Day and Night Shift in an Acute Care Surgery Fellowship: Is the Swing Shift a Better Choice?
- Rotational thromboelastometry significantly optimizes transfusion practices for damage control resuscitation in combat casualties.
- Patients with multiple traumatic amputations: An analysis of operation enduring freedom joint theatre trauma registry data.
- Perceptions of ICU Diary Utility and Feasibility in a Combat ICU.
- Staying at the Cutting Edge: Partnership With a Level 1 Trauma Center Improves Clinical Currency and Wartime Readiness for Military Surgeons.
- The Fog of War: Delirium Prevalence in a Combat Intensive Care Unit.
- Minimally invasive is maximally effective: Diagnostic and therapeutic laparoscopy for penetrating abdominal injuries.
- Clearing the Cervical Spine in a War Zone: What Other Injuries Matter?
- A review of the first 10 years of critical care aeromedical transport during operation iraqi freedom and operation enduring freedom: the importance of evacuation timing.
- Early treatment of blunt cerebrovascular injury with concomitant hemorrhagic neurologic injury is safe and effective.
- Collateral damage: the effect of patient complications on the surgeon’s psyche.
- Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial using lidocaine patch 5% in traumatic rib fractures.
- The incidence of PICC line-associated thrombosis with and without the use of prophylactic anticoagulants.
Dr. Ingalls, her husband and their three children enjoy hiking, camping, trail running and mountaineering.
She is an active member of her church and supports medical missionaries in Africa. She and her family also do volunteer work, including building homes in Mexico.
Tijuana Mexico 2021
Dr. Ingalls and her daughter decorate bras for Bras for a Cause Fundraiser, 2018
Mango, Togo, 2017
Limbe, Haiti, 2016