David H. Nichols Fund Established at SGS

On March 13, 2018, John B. Gebhart, MD, SGS President, announced the new David H. Nichols Fund at the SGS 44th Annual Scientific Meeting. Dr. Nichols was recognized worldwide as a premier vaginal surgeon and as a champion for addressing and improving women’s health quality of life concerns.

Dr. Nichols was a previous SGS president (1984-1985) and also honored as a distinguished surgeon (1993) who greatly valued the vaginal approach in gynecologic surgery. He was a lifelong educator and a teacher in the art of surgery with a commitment to mentoring those skilled in vaginal surgery. Dr. Nichols authored several books including the four editions of Vaginal Surgery along with numerous publications and surgical videos to highlight vaginal surgery techniques within gynecologic surgery.

This fund will be used to provide the David H. Nichols Vaginal Surgery Award for scholarly activity related to vaginal surgery presentations or videos at future SGS annual scientific meetings.

SGS Mission

The mission of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons is to promote excellence in gynecologic surgery through acquisition of knowledge and improvement of skills, advancement of basic and clinical research, and professional and public education.


The Society prides itself in mentoring young gynecologic surgeons and investigators and this is reflected with the founding of both the Fellows' Pelvic Research Network (FPRN®) and the Systematic Review Groups (SRG) in 2007, both groups held in high esteem by other medical societies.


Evidence-Based Medicine article published in OBG Mangement based on the SGS Meeting Workshop....Read it Now!

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