Michael Nathanson, MD, PhD

Gladys Phillips Crofoot Professor of Medicine (Digestive Diseases) and Professor of Cell Biology; Director, Yale Liver Center; Director, Center for Cell and Molecular Imaging

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Diabetes Research Center | Digestive Diseases: Hepatology | Gastrointestinal Procedure Center | Liver Center

Cell Biology: Confocal Microscopy | Membrane Traffic

Obesity Research Working Group

Transplantation Center

Yale Cancer Center: Signal Transduction

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research

Education & Training

MD Case Western Reserve Univ (1985)
PhD Case Western Reserve Univ (1983)
MS Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1977)
BS University of California, Berkeley (1976)
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University
Resident Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1988)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology (1991, recertified: 2011)

Honors & Recognition

  • Assoc of American Physicians (AAP) (2017)

  • American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) (2017)

  • FAPESP Fullbright Scholar (2007)

Professional Service

  • Hepatology (2012 - 2016) Editor

  • VA (2009 - Present) Medical Research Eligibility Committee

  • AASLD (2009 - Present) Nominating Committee, Abstract Review Committee

  • NIH (2009 - Present) Special Emphasis panel ZDK1 GRB-8

  • NIH (2008 - 2009) Shared Instrument Grant Study Section

  • NIH (2007 - Present) Special Emphasis Panel ZDK1 GRB-G

  • NIH (2002 - 2006) Shared Instrument Grant Study Section


  • Hepatobiliary Research Exchange Program Kitakyushu, Japan (2008)

    Dr. Nathanson has established an ongoing exchange program with the Department of Surgery at UOEHS in Kitakyushu.

  • Mechanisms of calcium signaling in epithelia Belo Horizonte, Brazil (2001)

    Scientific collaboration with Drs. M.F. Liete and D.A. Gomes

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Contact Info

Michael Nathanson, MD, PhD
Patient Care Locations
Liver ClinicBridgeport Hospital-226 Mill Hill Avenue
226 Mill Hill Avenue

Bridgeport, CT 06610
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Yale Digestive DiseasesYale New Haven Hospital
20 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
PO Box 208019
New Haven, CT 06520-8019

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