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Nathan Belkin, MD
Vascular Surgery Direct Resident

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Department of Surgery
4 Maloney
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Dr. Belkin is a PGY1 Vascular Surgery Direct Resident. He earned his BA at Amherst College with majors in Biology and Environmental Studies and his MD at Harvard Medical School. His research interests are in vascular biology, specifically smooth muscle cell transdifferentiation to endothelial cells. His future plans include becoming a vascular surgeon with active research practice.

2016 - present Assistant Instructor in Surgery
2012 - 2016 MD - Harvard Medical School
2008 - 2012 BA Amherst College
Mmajors in Biology and Environmental Studies

2012 Sigma Xi
2011 Phi Beta Kappa
2007 Harvard Book Prize


Dr. Belkin's research interests are in vascular biology, specifically smooth muscle cell transdifferentiation to endothelial cells. He has also been involved in clinical research projects involving morbidity of diverting loop ileostomies.
Original papers
  1. Stone, A. et al. Biochemical Characterization of P4-ATPase Mutations Identified in Patients with Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis. J. Biol. Chem. 287, 41139–41151 (2012).
  2. Sun, X. et al. MicroRNA-181b regulates NF-κB-mediated vascular inflammation. J. Clin. Invest. 122, 1973–1990 (2012).
  3. Sun, X., Belkin, N. & Feinberg, M. W. Endothelial microRNAs and atherosclerosis. Curr. Atheroscler. Rep. 15, 372 (2013).
  4. Sun, X. et al. Systemic delivery of microRNA-181b inhibits nuclear factor-κB activation, vascular inflammation, and atherosclerosis in apolipoprotein E-deficient mice. Circ. Res. 114, 32–40 (2014).
  5. Sun, X. et al. MicroRNA-181b Improves Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Sensitivity by Regulating Endothelial Function in White Adipose Tissue. Circ. Res. 118, 810–821 (2016).
Abstract:  (List only work not yet published)
  1. Belkin, N., Hawkins, A.T., Berger, D., Bordeianou, L. Morbidity Associated with Diverting Loop Ileostomies: The Clairvoyant Surgeon? Diseases of the Colon & Rectum (submitted for publication, 2016)

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