Nick Van SickelsNicholas Van Sickels, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Director, Tulane CD4 Clinic in Alexandria, LA

Dr. Van Sickels received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky in 2005. In 2008, he completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Following a year as a chief resident, he went on to complete an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at Tulane University School of Medicine in 2011.

During his Infectious Diseases Fellowship, he obtained a diploma in Tropical Medicine and Traveler's Health and later worked in a cholera ward at Hôpital Albert Schweitzer in Deschapelles Haiti.

In July 2011, Dr. Van Sickels joined the Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section as an Assistant Professor of Medicine. In addition to hospital and clinic services at Tulane Medical Center and Interim Louisiana Public Hospital, he is the Clinic Director of Tulane CD4 Clinic in Alexandria Louisiana and works at Tulane Travel Clinic with Dr. Susan McLellan.

Dr. Van Sickels' primary interests are in the care of persons living with HIV, travel/tropical medicine, and clinical teaching.

Selected Publications

  • Richey L, Halperin J, Pathmanathan I, Van Sickels N, and Seal P. FromDiagnosis to Engagement in HIV Care: Assessment and Predictors of Linkage and Retention in Care Among Patients Diagnosed by Emergency Department Based Testing in an Urban Public Hospital. AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2014 Jun; 28(6):277-9.
  • Liszewski W, Becerril J, Terndrup C, West N, Lavin B, Schieffler D, Van Sickels N. The Rates, Perceptions, and Willingness of Men Who Have Sex With Men to Donate Blood. Transfusion. 2014 Jan (epub ahead of print)
  • Van Sickels NJ, McLellan, S. Human T-Lymphotropic Virus Types I and II infection. In: Hunter GW, Strickland GT, editors. Hunter's tropical medicine and emerging infectious diseases. 9th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders; November 2012 (Estimated, In Press).
  • Hayes K, Van Sickels NJ, Paramesh A. Successful Transplantation of HIV Patients. J La State Med Soc 2012. July-August
  • Van Sickels NJ, Hoffman J, Kempe K. Survival of a Patient with Trauma-induced Mucormycosis Using an Aggressive Surgical and Medical Approach. J Trauma. 2011 Feb;70(2):507-9.
  • Van Sickels NJ, Mave V, Zhang R, Killackey M, Paramesh A. Regenstein F et al. Three Organ Transplant Patients Infected with 2009 Novel H1N1 Influenza in Early Fall, 2009. J La State Med Soc.2010. July-August; 162(4): 206-213.
  • Van Sickels NJ, Hunsaker RB, Van Sickels JE. Hereditary angioedema: treatment, management, and precautions in patients presenting for dental care. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol Endod. 2010 Feb;109(2):168-72.
  • Bagatell SJ and Van Sickels NJ. Ambulatory Morning Report. SGIM Forum; 2008 Nov; 31(11): 9,13.


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