Nathan Brummel

Nathan Brummel, MD

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Physician

Associate Professor of Internal Medicine

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About Me

I'm an aging-focused intensive care unit physician and researcher. My NIH/NIA-funded research program seeks to understand better the processes that result in disabilities in basic self-care activities and mobility for the growing number of patients who survive a critical illness each year, with a focus on older adults. Funded first by an NIA GEMSSTAR (R03) Award and now by an NIA Beeson (K76) Career Development Award, I have described the dramatic life alterations suffered by patients who develop long-lasting disability after critical illness that we hypothesize are related to underlying and newly-acquired vulnerabilities. My first-authored work, published in top-tier journals such as the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Intensive Care Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine, has identified significant gaps in the literature regarding these pre-existing and newly-acquired vulnerability factors (e.g., frailty and its correlates) that lead to disability in survivors of critical illness. I am addressing these gaps through an ongoing multicenter study of the association between physical activity during hospitalization with disability and physical function after critical illness.

I am also shaping the future of aging research on an international stage through, among other activities, leadership of aging-focused critical groups in the American Thoracic Society and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. I have given invited presentations about my work on frailty, disability, delirium, and care of older adults with critical illness across North America, Europe, South America, Asia, and Australia.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult
  • Cough
  • Delirium
  • Intensive Care Units
  • Intensive Care
  • Bronchitis
  • Asthma
  • Lung Diseases
  • Pulmonary Medicine
  • Respiration Disorders
  • Sepsis

Locations Where I Practice

Lung Care

in Outpatient Care New Albany
6100 North Hamilton Road
4th Floor, Suite 4C
Westerville, OH 43081

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, MO
8/6/2001 - 5/13/2005


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2005 - 6/30/2006


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2006 - 6/30/2008


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2012


Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN
8/15/2011 - 8/9/2013


Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine/Pulmonary Dise

American Board of Internal Medicine/Critical Care

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Brummel has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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