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.

Clinical Interests

Breast disease and cancer
Colon and other intestinal surgery
Critical care
Gallbladder surgery
Hernias, including complex abdominal reconstruction
Thyroid and parathyroid disease
Trauma and acute care surgery


Personal Interests

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

Tijuana 2018

Dr. Ingalls and her daughter decorate bras for Bras for a Cause Fundraiser, 2018

Mango, Togo, 2017

Mango, Togo, 2017

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Limbe, Haiti, 2016