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Dr. Matthew L. Nathan

Seabourn Conversations, Featured Speaker

Dr. Matthew L. Nathan is an internal medicine specialist who has been a healthcare leader, practitioner and educator spanning over 40 years. Dr. Nathan was the 37th Surgeon General of the United States Navy and retired as a Vice Admiral, United States Navy. In that role, Admiral Nathan fostered the engagement of hospital ships and global outreach in humanitarian and disaster relief. In addition to an expansive inpatient and outpatient global health system and combat trauma readiness, he focused on the enhancement and expansion of both virtual care and the medical home for primary care. He was also the co-chairman of the congressionally chartered Recovering Warrior Task Force focusing on continuity and access to care as well the invisible wounds of traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress.

Dr. Nathan also served in the private sector as senior vice president for Wakemed Health System overseeing the tertiary care centers and the physician practices. Dr. Nathan is currently a senior editor on the Harvard Social Impact Review and recently completed two years as a senior fellow at the Harvard Advanced Leadership Initiative in Cambridge where he is focused on the social impact and recovery of moral injury, PTS and reduction of stigma in behavioral health outreach and vaccine hesitancy. He has been active and held fellowship status in the American College of Physicians and the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has held multiple teaching and university appointments as well as honorary degrees.