Ethan Natelson, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Transitional Year Residency, Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


After completing his postdoctoral training at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston,Texas, Dr. Natelson became an Instructor there in the Department of Medicine in 1972. He was promoted to Assistant Professor the following year, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in 1975. He also received a faculty appointment as a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1975, an appointment he still holds today. Dr. Natelson first joined the active staff at Houston Methodist Hospital in 1972 and became the Director of the Translational Internship Program there in 2006. He became the Chair of the second Institutional Review Board at Houston Methodist Research Institute when it was established in 2009.

Description of Research

Dr. Natelson’s research focuses on the development and evaluation of novel cancer therapeutics, as well as investigations into possible environmental causes of various cancers.

Areas Of Expertise

Pancreatic cancer Myelodysplasia Sideroblastic erythropoiesis Myeloid leukemia Lymphohematopoietic malignancy