Areas of Interest
After graduating, Nicholas took a fulltime research position with MAG. While there he worked on an existing surgical prehabilitation program, the Michigan Surgical & Health Optimization Program (MSHOP), and developed a more scalable solution with technology. He designed a web portal and patient engagement tool that encouraged patients to walk and perform breathing exercises in the time between the decision for surgery and the actual operation, and that engaged with patients daily via phone, text, or email. This was combined with a risk assessment tool to provide patients with a sense of where they stood before surgery and to facilitate a shared decision-making discussion between surgeon and patient. There was a positive impact on the patients at the University of Michigan Health System and the group that he worked with applied to move MSHOP out of UM and into 40 hospitals around Michigan. To this they spun out a startup called Prenovo to license this technology, improve it, move it into more clinical practices, and reach a greater number of patients.
- B.S., Yale University (Chemistry)