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David Matthew Nathan, MD

  • Director, Diabetes Center


Accepting New Patients: Call for Availability





Centers & Specialties

Transplant Center

Clinical Interests
  • Diabetes management
  • Endocrinology
  • Intensive therapies of diabetes
Medical Education
  • MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency, Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
  • Internal Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Diabetes & Metabolism
Foreign Languages
  • Spanish
  • Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna Health Inc.
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - ACD
  • AllWays Health (NHP) - PBO
  • Beech Street
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Care 65
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Managed Care
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield - Partners Plus
  • BMC HealthNet Mass Health MCO/ACO
  • Cigna (PAL #'s)
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Fallon Community HealthCare
  • Great-West Healthcare (formally One Health Plan)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - ACD
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - other
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - PBO
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan - SSN
  • Health Care Value Management (HCVM)
  • Humana/Choice Care PPO
  • Maine Community Health Options (MCHO)
  • MassHealth
  • Medicare
  • Medicare - ACD
  • OSW - Maine
  • OSW - New Hampshire
  • OSW - Rhode Island
  • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS)
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Railroad Medicare - ACD
  • Senior Whole Health
  • TriCare
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • Unicare
  • United Healthcare (non-HMO) - PBO
  • Well Sense Pediatrics

Note: This provider may accept more insurance plans than shown; please call the practice to find out if your plan is accepted.

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News & Events

  • MGH Research Institute the focus of SAC meeting

    The 70th meeting of the MGH Scientific Advisory Committee focused on the MGH Research Institute, which was founded in 2015 as an organizational home for the more than 8,500 MGHers in 30 departments, centers and institutes who make up the largest hospital-based research program in the U.S.

  • 8 Diabetes Treatments That Show Great Promise

    David Nathan, MD, Director of the Diabetes Center at Mass General, says reducing fat and losing weight is one of the best possible ways to avoid diabetes.

  • Translational and Clinical Research Center opens

    Following the cutting of a ceremonial blue ribbon and an enthusiastic round of applause, the doors to the new MGH Translational and Clinical Research Center (TCRC) officially opened Nov. 30.

  • Royal visit

    Her Highness Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser of Qatar visited the MGH May 19 for a special presentation about type 1 diabetes treatment and research, islet and whole organ transplantation and the future of a bionic pancreas.

  • Revere HealthCare Center celebrates community health

    At this year’s annual Community Health Day, more than 70 guests gathered at the MGH Revere HealthCare Center to celebrate local community health efforts and learn about one of today’s most pressing health topics: diabetes.

  • A Decade Later, Lifestyle Changes or Metformin Still Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

    Intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss reduced the rate of developing type 2 diabetes by 34 percent compared with placebo in people at high risk for the disease, researchers conclude based on 10 years of data.

  • Intensive Glucose Control Halves Complications of Longstanding Type 1 Diabetes

    Near-normal control of glucose beginning as soon as possible after diagnosis would greatly improve the long-term prognosis of type 1 diabetes, concludes a study published in the July 27, 2009, issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, which updates information about the clinical course of type 1 diabetes.


Diabetes Unit
50 Staniford Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02114-2517
Phone: 617-726-8722
Fax: 617-726-6781

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