Nicole Shirilla

Nicole Shirilla, MD

  • Palliative Medicine - Internal Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Biomedical Education & Anatomy

Accepting new patients

Insurances We Accept


About Me

As a board-certified hospice and palliative medicine physician, I provide compassionate care to patients with cancer. At the OSUCCC – James, we believe in a holistic approach to support our patients and bring them relief from their symptoms. I feel called to this work and it’s a privilege to be part of such a committed team.

My role includes helping to train future physicians in palliative medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. I’m an assistant professor at the Center for Bioethics and a physician educator in the Division of Palliative Medicine. I also serve as the associate director of the Clinical Ethics Fellowship Program and as associate director of the Advanced Management in Relationship Centered Care MS4 core clerkship.

I co-authored a chapter in the fifth edition of Principles and Practice of Palliative Care and Supportive Oncology on the ethics of palliative care. I’ve also presented about compassionate care for patients at medical conferences around the country.

I truly enjoy the supportive, collegial and patient-centered environment of The James. Our palliative medicine clinic includes dedicated nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists, social workers and psychologists who work together in providing the best care for our patients.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
8/1/2007 - 5/1/2011


University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


University of California Irvine-College of Medicin, Irvine, CA
7/1/2012 - 12/1/2014


University of California Irvine-College of Medicin, Irvine, CA
1/20/2015 - 1/1/2016

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine/Hospice-Palliati

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Palliative Medicine

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Shirilla has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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