Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network

Guy E. Nichols, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Guy E. Nichols is the chief medical officer (CMO) at Molecular Pathology Laboratory Network, Inc. (MPLN).

In this role, Dr. Nichols offers professional consultative services and builds peer to peer relationships with our clients. He also supports and guides clients on appropriate testing by integrating evidence-based laboratory medicine with modern pathology services.

In addition to his role as CMO, Dr. Nichols serves as the medical director of our laboratory in Richmond, VA. With more than 15 years experience in university and community pathology practice, Dr. Nichols brings a wealth of experience and knowledge, which enhances the high-quality, personalized services we provide.

Board certified in hematopathology, cytopathology and anatomic and clinical pathology, Dr. Nichols received his Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from the University of Maine, where he was valedictorian in 1981. Thereafter, he earned his medical and doctoral degrees from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He went on to complete his residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, where he was later appointed assistant professor of pathology and served as medical director of the immunohiostochemistry laboratory and as residency program director.

In 1996, Dr. Nichols left the UVA to pursue clinical opportunities with Bon Secours Richmond Health System, assisting with development of a regional laboratory system. From 2000-2006 he served as regional chairman and medical director and director of hematopathology for Bon Secours Richmond Regional Laboratory System.

Dr. Nichols is a well respected industry leader and a Diplomate of the American Board of Pathology in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, Cytopathology and Hematology. He is also a past president of the Virginia Society for Pathology. In 2004 and 2006, Dr. Nichols was named "best pathologist" by his peers in the Richmond area. In addition, he has co-authored more than 25 manuscripts, abstracts and book chapters, and is often an invited lecturer for a variety of corporations and medical systems.