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Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Nathan Rudin, MD

  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Rehabilitation Medicine (Inpatient Hospitalist)
Nathan J. Rudin, MD


Nathan Rudin, MD, is a pain management doctor at UW Health and a professor at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation. Dr. Rudin diagnoses and treats people with chronic conditions that impact the back, neck, joints, bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. He also treats hypermobility spectrum disorders, such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and performs muscle and nerve tests, such as electromyography (EMG) and nerve conduction studies.

With a great fascination for how the mind and body work together, Dr. Rudin works to find the right tools to help patients manage pain and improve function. Treatments may include exercises, rehab therapies, psychological treatments, medicine, braces and injections.

Away from the hospital, Dr. Rudin enjoys reading, hiking, theater and science fiction trivia.

The most exciting part of my work is using these tools successfully to help patients move, work and sleep better – and achieve a better quality of life with less pain.

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Medical School
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL
  • Francis Scott Key Medical Center, Baltimore, MD


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Low Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Electromyography/Nerve Conduction Study (EMG/NCS) for Pain Management
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Intravenous Lidocaine Infusion for chronic pain
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Musculoskeltal Back Pain
  • Painful Neuropathies
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Tilt Table Test
  • Trigger Point Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided injections

Research and publications

Dr. Rudin’s research interests include chronic pain disorders, particularly Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, fibromyalgia and spinal conditions, and outcomes of pain rehabilitation.