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Dr. Nickless was born and raised in the South suburbs of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate training at Loyola University Chicago, where he also played ice hockey. He then went on to obtain his medical degree from Chicago Medical School, and thereafter, completed his residency training in Family Medicine at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL where he also served as chief resident. After residency, he completed a fellowship in sports medicine at Rush University Medical Center where he served as a team physician for the Chicago White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Fire, DePaul University, Chicago Steel, and local high school teams. He has also covered events including the Chicago Marathon, Shamrock Shuffle, AVP volleyball tournament, and IGI Chicago Style Gymnastics Meet.

In his free time, Dr. Nickless likes to stay active as a recreational runner, golfer, and he continues to play men’s league ice hockey.  He is an avid sports fan, and enjoys rooting for Chicago sports teams, especially the White Sox and Blackhawks. 

He and his wife currently reside in Northwest Indiana, and they enjoy traveling, hiking, and spending time with family and friends.  

Curriculum Vitae

Special Procedures

  • Sports Medicine
  • Non-operative Orthopedics
  • Ultrasound-guided Injections
  • Pre-participation Sports Physicals
  • Concussion Management
  • Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injection

Research Interests

Sports Performance
Preventative Care


Not currently a member of the AAOS

Education / Certifications

  • Medical School
    Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago, IL
  • Residency
    Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, IL; Family Medicine
  • Fellowship
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL; Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Certification
    Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine

Patient responses are scored and represented on a 1-to-5 star scale, where 5 stars is a perfect score.

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) is committed to better understanding what patients think of our care, to help us continually improve the quality of our care.

MOR patients receive surveys via email to complete after certain types of office visits. Our survey is administered by an independent third party, Universal Research Solutions, LLC. This data encompasses patient feedback for physicians from the past year (where available).

The response options for the questions, except where otherwise indicated, are:
Yes, Definitely
Yes, Somewhat

Physician Office Locations


9200 Calumet Avenue, Suite 300
Munster, IN 46321