Nathan J. Rudin

  • 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

  • Pain Management Clinic
    • 1102 S. Park Street, 3rd Floor / Madison, WI
    • (608) 263-9550
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  • Inpatient Rehabilitation
    • 5115 N. Biltmore Lane / Madison, WI
    • (608) 592-8100
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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


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

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.