Dr. Nathanson is originally from California and received his initial medical residency training at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. Dr. Nathanson’s clinical interests include medical education, integration of point-of-care ultrasound into medical decision-making, and management of complex medical comorbidities. Dr. Nathanson’s interests outside of medicine include spending time with his spouse, reading, and traveling.


Medical School
University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (2017)
UNC School of Medicine at Chapel Hill (2020), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Medical Education - Diagnostic Reasoning
  • Quality Improvement


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Critical Role of the CXCL10/C-X-C Chemokine Receptor 3 Axis in Promoting Leukocyte Recruitment and Neuronal Injury during Traumatic Optic Neuropathy Induced by Optic Nerve Crush.
Ha Y, Liu H, Zhu S, Yi P, Liu W, Nathanson J, Kayed R, Loucas B, Sun J, Frishman LJ, Motamedi M, Zhang W Am. J. Pathol. 2016 Dec
Novel FREM1 mutations expand the phenotypic spectrum associated with Manitoba-oculo-tricho-anal (MOTA) syndrome and bifid nose renal agenesis anorectal malformations (BNAR) syndrome.
Nathanson J, Swarr DT, Singer A, Liu M, Chinn A, Jones W, Hurst J, Khalek N, Zackai E, Slavotinek A, Am J Med Genet A 2013 Mar 161A 3 473-8

Honors & Awards

  • Academy of Educators
    University of North Carolina (2019)
  • Janet J. Fischer Award (Teaching Award)
    University of North Carolina (2019)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha (Medical Honor Society)
    UT Medical Branch, Galveston (2016)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas County Medical Society (2021)
  • Texas Medical Association (2021)
  • Society of Hospital Medicine (2020)
  • American College of Physicians (2017)