Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Nathan J. Rudin, MD

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


Dr. Rudin came to UW Health from Johns Hopkins in 2001.  He directed the UW Health Pain Management Clinic for 11 years.  An active clinician, teacher, author and researcher, he has served on national and statewide task forces developing guidelines for chronic pain management.  He has specialty interests in the management of Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and other hypermobility disorders, chronic pain conditions in general, and electrodiagnostic testing.

Dr. Rudin has been recognized for his "understanding, compassion and appreciation of quality of life issues for patients," as well as for excellence in teaching, mentorship and clinical care.  He has served as president of the Medical Staff Board of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, and as president of the Midwest Pain Society.

Languages spoken
  • English
University affiliation
  • Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

Practice locations

  • 1102 S Park St ClinicPain Management
    • 1102 S. Park Street, 3rd Floor / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-9550
    • Closed now
    • View hours, services and more
  • Rehab Hospital
    Rehab Hospital
    Rehabilitation HospitalInpatient Rehabilitation
    • 5115 N. Biltmore Lane / Madison, WI
    • (608) 592-8100
    • Closed now
    • View hours, services and more

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.