Sarah E. Nickolich, MD

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Sarah E. Nickolich, MD
Employed by Penn State Health
Family Medicine

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor
Co-course Director, Foundations of Patient-Centered Care

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About Me

Sarah Nickolich, MD, graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio.
Dr. Nickolich completed her Family Medicine residency and chief resident fellowship at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Nickolich then joined the University of North Carolina Department of Family Medicine and practiced full-scope family medicine as a hospitalist at a tertiary care hospital, hospitalist at a rural critical-access hospital, outpatient clinician, and medical student and resident educator.

At Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Nickolich continues to practice full-scope family medicine as a hospitalist on a teaching team, outpatient clinician, and educator. She also serves as co-course director, Foundations of patient-centered care, Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Nickolich has special interests in women's health, breastfeeding medicine, pediatrics, cancer survivorship, hospital medicine, and medical student and resident education.


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Professional Education


Medical School, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine - 2013


Residency, Family Medicine University of North Carolina Hospitals - 2016

Academic Interests

  • Breastfeeding medicine
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Inpatient hospital medicine
  • Medical student education
  • Medication assisted treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Pediatrics
  • Resident education
  • Women's health