Dr. Nigh grew up near Indianapolis, Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Butler University and a Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University. He completed a residency in general surgery at Methodist Hospital in 1985.
Upon graduating, he joined a general surgery practice in Indianapolis. In 2012, the group merged with Indiana University. Over the last few years, he served as Chief Medical Officer at Indiana University West Hospital. He retired from clinical practice and his position in September to join the faculty of RVU.
He decided to come to RVU because clinical education has always been a big part of his life and career. “The vision and commitment of RVU to education is truly inspiring. I look forward to being part of the program and the opportunity to continue to improve my teaching skills. I’m particularly interested in the Surgery Simulation Lab.”
While he and his wife both grew up in Indiana, they had discovered Southern Utah (and St. George, in particular) in 2003 while on vacation. “We liked the city, the climate, all the parks, and the photography [opportunities].” They bought a house in 2005 and have loved the area ever since.
Dr. Nigh has been married for over 40 years and has two sons. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, backpacking, wilderness medicine, and photography.