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Rachel A. Nathan, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Education and Training

Dr. Nathan received her MD from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ.  She then completed a residency in internal medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA, followed by a fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the University at Buffalo-Jacobs School of Medicine.


Dr. Nathan is an active member involved in patient care with the Palliative Medicine team.  She also participates in developing medical student curriculum, the Ethics Committee, and the critical care communication workshop.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Advanced care planning, serious illness communication, symptom management

Highlighted Publications

Morton, C., Nathan, R., Chacko, A., & Kheirbek, R. (2021). Listening to older adults: a qualitative analysis of advice given during covid-19., 5(Supplement_1), 883-883. 

Nathan, R., Zuercher, D., Eveland, S. R., Chacko, A., & Kheirbek, R. (2021). Indicators of elder mistreatment: correlates among veterans receiving care in the veterans health administration., 5(Supplement_1), 877-877. 

Mupamombe, C., Nathan, R., Case, A. A., Walter, M., & Hansen, E. (2019). Efficacy of medical cannabis for cancer-related pain in the elderly: a single-center retrospective analysis.. JCO, 37(31_suppl), 13-13. 

Nathan, R., Mupamombe, C., Walter, M., Case, A. A., & Hansen, E. (2019). Use of medical cannabis in treating anorexia and nausea in elderly cancer patients.. JCO, 37(31_suppl), 124-124.