Dr. Nathan’s work is focused on improving the value of surgical care for patients and payers. His health services research portfolio focuses on variation in the cost and quality of surgical care, and he seeks to identify strategies to improve outcomes and control costs. He leads various studies evaluating the impact of Medicare payment policy innovations on the costs and quality of surgical care, and he is also interested in leveraging the assets of hospital systems to optimize surgical care.
Dr. Nathan is also heavily involved in national and regional efforts to improve the value of healthcare services, as director of the Michigan Value Collaborative, and as co-chair of the Cancer Steering Committee for the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC), where he also directs MSQC efforts to standardize pancreatectomy care across the state of Michigan. He is also the Cancer Liaison Physician to Michigan Medicine for the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer.
- M.D., Johns Hopkins University
- Ph.D., Clinical Investigation, Johns Hopkins University
- B.S., Biomedical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University