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

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.