Hari Nathan

Hari Nathan, MD, PhD, FACS, FSSO

Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Hepato-Pancreato-Biliary Surgery


Dr. Hari Nathan is an Associate Professor of Surgery with Tenure at the University of Michigan. Dr. Nathan completed both his undergraduate and medical education with honors at The Johns Hopkins University. He was awarded a PhD in Clinical Investigation from The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed his general surgery residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital and a clinical fellowship in complex general surgical oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where he also served as the Chief Administrative Fellow in Surgery. He joined the faculty of the University of Michigan in 2014.

Dr. Nathan is heavily involved in regional efforts to improve healthcare delivery and value. He is the Director of the Michigan Value Collaborative (MVC), a coalition of more than 100 Michigan hospitals and 40 physician organizations focused on improving the value of healthcare. MVC is currently leading many statewide efforts to improve quality, including efforts to increase utilization of cardiac rehabilitation services, reduce unnecessary preoperative testing through a federally funded randomized trial, and improve the equity of healthcare in the state.

Dr. Nathan’s research seeks to identify strategies to improve outcomes and control costs for surgical care. His work has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institute on Aging. He has extensively studied how patient factors and hospital quality interact to influence surgical outcomes and costs as well as long-term cancer outcomes. More recently, his research has focused on evaluating opportunities for hospital systems to improve the quality, cost, access, and equity of care. He was awarded the 2018 American College of Surgeons Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson II Promising Investigator Award and the 2021 Society of University Surgeons Mid-Career Award. He is currently funded as Co-Principal Investigator on 2 R01 grants. He mentors numerous junior faculty, research fellows, medical students, and undergraduate students.

More information on Dr. Nathan's publications, research and grants can be found here.