Bio

Bio


Nichole Tyson MD is a Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Stanford University School of Medicine. She specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG). Dr. Tyson was an OB/GYN, the Chair of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology at Kaiser Permanente, Northern California and founder of the Kaiser OB/GYN Teen clinic in 1999. As a Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecologist, she specializes in problems ranging from abnormal menstrual bleeding, abnormal puberty (too early, or too late), adolescent contraception, vulvar and vaginal symptoms, pelvic/ovarian masses, pelvic pain, differences of sex development, concerns about sexually transmitted infections, congenital utero-vaginal variants, and much more. For over 20 years, Dr. Tyson has partnered with girls and their families as they journey from childhood through adolescence and into adulthood. Dr. Tyson enjoys solving complex problems as well as common concerns that can be overlooked and challenging to girls and young women. She is an advocate for empowering young patients locally and nationally.
She has been active on a number of national medical committees, including chair of the North American Society of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) Education committee, Advocacy committee, Board of Directors, a former member of ACOGs Adolescent committee and a long-standing member of ACOGs LARC work group. She is an active contributor to the peer reviewed literature in adolescent gynecology. Dr. Tyson also has extensive experience with the consumer press as an adolescent gynecology expert for numerous online articles in such magazines as Seventeen, Self and NY Times. She has been recognized for her teaching having won the UC Davis residency teaching award numerous times and locally recognized as winning Sacramento Magazine top doctor several times.
Dr. Tyson is a fan of using technology to advance the field having been faculty for an advanced laparoscopic surgery course (ligocourses.com), creating and presenting ACOG emodules and webinars as well as numerous interactive e-modules, videos and resources for contraception counseling at Kaiser. She has been a telehealth pioneer and created and co-hosts the podcast for the Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Chair, Pediatric & Adolescent Subspecialty Group, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California (2015 - 2020)
  • Director, Obstetrics & Gynecology Teen Clinic, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California (1999 - 2020)
  • Lead, Family Planning, International Collaborative, Kaiser Permanente, Northern California (2018 - 2020)
  • Women's Health Liaison, Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento Region (2016 - 2020)

Honors & Awards


  • Outstanding Residency Teaching Award, University of California, Davis (2016, 2019)
  • Presidents Award, North American Society of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology (NASPAG) (2018)
  • Top Doctors, Sacramento Magazine (2007, 2016, 2017, 2020)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Board member at large, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2017 - 2020)
  • Advocacy Committee Chair, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2019 - Present)
  • Education Committee Chair, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2017 - 2019)
  • International Task Force, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2019 - Present)
  • Annual Clinical Meeting Workshop Chair, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2020 - Present)
  • Annual Clinical Meeting Program commitee, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2018 - Present)
  • Development committee, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2019 - Present)
  • Education, Website, Membership Committees, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2013 - 2017)
  • Social Media Committee, North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2018 - Present)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2014 - Present)
  • LARC Work Group, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2013 - Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2002 - Present)
  • Adolescent Committee, American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (2004 - 2007)
  • Affiliate fellow, Society of Family Planning (2012 - Present)
  • Member, American Medical Association (1999 - Present)
  • Member, American Medical Women's Association (2020 - Present)
  • Medical Student President, American Medical Women's Association (1994 - 1995)
  • Medical Student Vice President, American Medical Women's Association (1993 - 1994)

Professional Education


  • Focused Practice Designation, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (2018)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Obstetrics and Gynecology (2001)
  • Residency, University of California, Davis, Obstetrics and Gynecology (1999)
  • Medical Education, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts (1995)

Publications

All Publications


  • Provision of Reproductive Health for Teens During a Pandemic J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol Tyson, N. 2020; 33 (4): 331
  • Reproductive effects of obesity in adolescents Textbook of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology Wellenstein, W., Tyson, N. CRC Press. 2020; second: 256?264.
  • Adolescents and long-acting reversible contraceptives: beyond the basics. Current opinion in obstetrics & gynecology Stanton, T., Cizek, S., Tyson, N. 2020

    Abstract

    The current article explores some of the more complex subtopics concerning adolescents and long-acting reversible contraceptives (LARC).Recent research has highlighted ways in which LARC provision can be optimized in adolescents and has identified gaps in adolescent LARC access and utilization.Contraceptive counseling for adolescents should be patient-centered, not necessarily LARC-first, to avoid coercion. There are increasing applications for the noncontraceptive benefits of LARC for several unique patient populations and medical conditions.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/GCO.0000000000000668

    View details for PubMedID 33002953

  • Childhood-Onset Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis with a Vulvar Granuloma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology Swain, C. A., Sherry, T. R., Tyson, N. 2019; 32 (4): 425?28

    Abstract

    Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA) is a rare multisystem necrotizing vasculitis associated with eosinophilia and extravascular granuloma and classically involving the upper and lower airways. There have only been a few reported cases of gynecologic involvement in EGPA.We present an 8-year-old girl diagnosed with EGPA with a vulvar granuloma in what is, to our knowledge, the first reported pediatric gynecologic manifestation of EGPA. Interestingly, the vulvar granuloma did not respond to initial immunosuppressant treatment with prednisone and methotrexate and required treatment regimen modification with mycophenolate mofetil resulting in granuloma resolution.EGPA in the pediatric population has a relatively high mortality rate compared with in the adult population thus it is important that vulvar granulomas associated with EGPA should be included in the differential diagnosis of a vulvar mass allowing for the prompt diagnosis and treatment of this potentially fatal disease in children.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jpag.2019.03.002

    View details for PubMedID 30904627

  • Reproductive Health: Options, Strategies, and Empowerment of Women. Obstetrics and gynecology clinics of North America Tyson, N. A. 2019; 46 (3): 409?30

    Abstract

    Contraception is paramount to the overall health and longevity of women. Most women in the United States use birth control in their reproductive lifetimes. All options should be available and easily accessible to permit individualization and optimization of chosen methods. Current contraceptive methods available in the United States are reviewed. Emergency contraception, contraception in the postpartum period, and strategies to tailor methods to those affected by partner violence are also addressed. Tables and flow charts help providers and patients compare various contraceptive methods, optimize the start of a method, and identify resources for addressing safety in those with underlying medical conditions.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.ogc.2019.04.002

    View details for PubMedID 31378285

  • Childhood and adolescent obesity definitions as related to BMI, evaluation and management options. Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology Tyson, N., Frank, M. 2018; 48: 158?64

    Abstract

    In North America, 30% of children are overweight or obese. Child obesity is a precursor to adult health risks. Diagnosis of childhood obesity is difficult. The best measurement is BMI percentile charts. Obesity in children and adolescents can be treated by diet and activity changes. Family involvement in healthy lifestyle changes is best for weight loss and prevention.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.bpobgyn.2017.06.003

    View details for PubMedID 28838829

  • HPV Update. Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology Tyson, N. 2017; 30 (2): 262?64

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.10.009

    View details for PubMedID 27989918

  • Committee Opinion No 672: Clinical Challenges of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive Methods. Obstetrics and gynecology 2016; 128 (3): e69?77

    Abstract

    Long-acting reversible contraceptive methods are the most effective reversible contraceptives and have an excellent safety record. Although uncommon, possible long-acting reversible contraceptive complications should be included in the informed consent process. Obstetrician-gynecologists and other gynecologic care providers should understand the diagnosis and management of common clinical challenges. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends the algorithms included in this document for management of the most common clinical challenges.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001644

    View details for PubMedID 27548557

  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy of a Symptomatic Uterine Leiomyoma in a 15-Year-Old Adolescent. Journal of pediatric and adolescent gynecology Salehi, P. P., Tyson, N. 2016; 29 (6): e87?e90

    Abstract

    Although adnexal masses and ovarian torsion are common causes of acute pain in the female adolescent, fibroids are an uncommon etiology and little is reported in the literature. Because of the rarity of adolescent leiomyomas, the best surgical management is still unknown.To our knowledge, this is the first case report of a laparoscopic myomectomy in the adolescent population. The removed fibroid is one of the largest documented cases of uterine leiomyoma in adolescents.Degenerative fibroids, albeit less common, should be kept on the differential diagnosis, as a possible cause of pelvic mass and pain in the adolescent population. Fibroids in the adolescent patient, like the adult, can be managed with minimally invasive surgery with excellent clinical outcomes.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.jpag.2016.05.007

    View details for PubMedID 27262836

  • Contraception Adolescent Medicine Today A Guide to Caring for the Adolescent Patient Tyson, N., Simpson, E., Berlan, E. 2011: 233?253
  • Breast Disorders in Females Adolescent Medicine: the Requisites in Pediatrics Huppert, J., Tyson, N. Mosby Inc. 2008: 146?151
  • Care of the overweight adolescent including polycystic ovarian syndrome. Clinical obstetrics and gynecology Zidenberg, N., Wright, S. 2008; 51 (2): 249?56

    Abstract

    Obstetrician-gynecologists are responsible for promoting healthy eating and physical activity in adolescents during annual screening examinations. Adolescents with a body mass index for age greater than or equal to the 95th percentile should undergo an in-depth health assessment to determine psychosocial morbidity and risk of cardiovascular disease. Further research is needed to determine the most efficacious approach to the prevention and treatment of obesity in adolescents. For now, it is best to extrapolate an approach from data pertaining to children and adults, while being cognizant of the special psychosocial and physical needs of adolescents.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31816d2282

    View details for PubMedID 18463456

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