Benjamin Natelson

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Dr. Benjamin Natelson, is a Neurologist with post-doctoral training in Behavioral Medicine. He is head of the Pain and Fatigue Study Center in New York City which specializes in treating and researching myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia (FM), and severe pain and fatigue illnesses. He is, also, an Emeritus Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences at Rutgers and Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.

Dr. Natelson was one of the experts on the "Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome" that was convened for the 2015 Institute of Medicine report.[1]

He served as past President of the Board of Directors of the International Association for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis from 2001-2003.[2]

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • 2009, Rudy Perpich Senior Lectureship Award, presented to a distinguished CFS/FM scientist, physician or healthcare worker awarded by IACFS/ME[3]

Education[edit | edit source]

  • Medical degree: University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia
  • Neurology Residence: The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx
  • Post-doctoral training in Behavioral Medicine: Cornell University's New York Hospital and the Walter Reed Institute of Research (formerly) in Washington, DC

Medscape Continuing Medicine Education[edit | edit source]

Notable studies[edit | edit source]

A more complete list of Dr. Natelson's ME/CFS and FM research studies can be found at The Pain and Fatigue Study Center's Scientific Publications Link.

Interviews & talks[edit | edit source]

Clinical location[edit | edit source]

Pain and Fatigue Study Center
Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 4K
Beth Israel Medical Center
10 Union Square East
New York, NY 10003-3314
212-844-6665

Online presence[edit | edit source]

Books[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK284904/
  2. http://iacfsme.org/Organization/Committees-of-the-IACFS-ME.aspx
  3. http://iacfsme.org/Organization/Former-IACFS-ME-Awardees.aspx
  4. http://www.medscape.org/viewarticle/782106_transcript
  5. Serrador, Jorge M.; Quigley, Karen; Zhao, Caixiab; Findley, Thomas; Natelson, Benjamin H. (2018), "Balance deficits in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with and without fibromyalgia", NeuroRehabilitation, 42 (2): 235-246, doi:10.3233/NRE-172245 
  6. Unger, Elizabeth R.; Lin, Jin-Mann S.; Tian, Hao; Natelson, Benjamin H; Lange, Gudrun; Vu, Diana; Blate, Michelle; Klimas, Nancy G.; Balbin, Elizabeth G.; Bateman, Lucinda; Allen, Ali; Lapp, Charles W.; Springs, Wendy; Kogelnik, Andreas M.; Phan, Catrina C.; Danver, Joan; Podell, Richard N.; Fitzpatrick, Trisha; Peterson, Daniel L.; Gottschalk, C. Gunnar; Rajeevan, Mangalathu S.; MCAM Study Group (2017), "Multi-Site Clinical Assessment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (MCAM): Design and Implementation of a Prospective/Retrospective Rolling Cohort Study.", American Journal of Epidemiology, 1–10, doi:10.1093/aje/kwx029 
  7. Natelson, Benjamin; Vu, Diana; Coplan, Jeremy D.; Mao, Xiangling; Blate, Michelle; Kang, Guoxin; Soto, Eli (2017), "Elevations of ventricular lactate levels occur in both chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia", Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, doi:10.1080/21641846.2017.1280114 
  8. Natelson, Benjamin; Mao, Xiangling; Stegner, Aaron J; Lange, Gudrun; Vu, Diana; Blate, Michelle; Kang, Guoxin; Soto, Eli; Kapusuz, Tolga; Shungu, Dikoma C (2017), "Multimodal and simultaneous assessments of brain and spinal fluid abnormalities in chronic fatigue syndrome and the effects of psychiatric comorbidity", Journal of the Neurological Sciences, 375: 411-416, doi:10.1016/j.jns.2017.02.046 
  9. Natelson, B.H., D. Vu, X. Mao, N. Weiduschat, F. Togo, G. Lange, M. Blate, G. Kang, J.D. Coplan and D.C. Shungu. Effect of milnacipran treatment on ventricular lactate in fibromyalgia: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Pain, 16(11:)1211-1219, 2015.
  10. Togo, F., G. Lange, B.H. Natelson, and K.S. Quigley. Attention network test: assessment of cognitive function in chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Neuropsychology, 2013 Sep 24. doi: 10.1111/jnp.12030.
  11. Nakamura, T; Schwander, S; Donnelly, R; Cook, DB; Ortega, F; Togo, F; Yamamoto, Y; Cherniack, NS; Klapholz, M; Rapoport, D; Natelson, BH (2013), "Exercise and sleep deprivation do not change cytokine expression levels in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome", Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 20 (11): 1736-1742, doi:10.1128/CVI.00527-13 
  12. Schutzer, Steven E; Angel, Thomas E.; Liu, Tao; Schepmoes, Athena A.; Clauss, Therese R.; Adkins, Joshua N.; Camp, David G.; Holland, Bart K.; Bergquist, Jonas; Coyle, Patricia K.; Smith, Richard D.; Fallon, Brian A.; Natelson, Benjamin (2011), "Distinct Cerebrospinal Fluid Proteomes Differentiate Post-Treatment Lyme Disease from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", PLOS ONE, 6 (2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0017287 
  13. Lange, Gudrun; Janal, Malvin N.; Maniker, Allen; Fitzgibbons, Jennifer; Fobler, Malusha; Cook, Dane; Natelson, Benjamin H. (September 2011), "Safety and efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation in fibromyalgia: a phase I/II proof of concept trial", Pain Medicine (Malden, Mass.), 12 (9): 1406–1413, doi:10.1111/j.1526-4637.2011.01203.x, ISSN 1526-4637, PMID 21812908 
  14. Togo, F; Natelson, BH; Cherniack, NS; Rapoport, DM; Klapholz, M; Cook, DB (2010), "Sleep is not disrupted by exercise in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome", Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 42 (1): 16-22, doi:10.1249/MSS.0b013e3181b11bc7, PMID 20010134 
  15. Nakamura, T; Schwander, S; Donnelly, R; Ortega, F; Togo, F; Broderick, G; Yamamoto, Y; Cherniack, NS; Rapoport, D; Natelson, BH (2010), "Cytokines across the Night in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome with and without Fibromyalgia", Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, 17 (4): 582–587, doi:10.1128/CVI.00379-09 
  16. Cook, DB; Nagelkirk, PR; Peckerman, A; Poluri, A; Mores, J; Natelson, BH (2005), "Exercise and cognitive performance in chronic fatigue syndrome", Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 37 (9): 1460-7, PMID 16177595 
  17. Michael Brimacombe, Gudrun Lange, Kim Bisuchio, Donald S. Ciccone & Benjamin Natelson. (2004). Cognitive Function Index for Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 12, Iss. 4, pp. 3-23. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v12n04_02
  18. Cook, DB; Nagelkirk, PR; Peckerman, A; Poluri, A; Lamanca, JJ; Natelson, BH (2003), "Perceived exertion in fatiguing illness: civilians with chronic fatigue syndrome", Med Sci Sports Exerc., 35 (4): 563-8., doi:10.1249/01.MSS.0000058360.61448.6C, PMID 12673137 
  19. Susan K. Johnson, Gudrun Lange, Lana Tiersky, John Deluca & Benjamin H. Natelson. (2001). Health-Related Personality Variables in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 8, Iss. 3-4, pp. 41-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v08n03_05
  20. Cukor, Daniel; Sky, Lana Tier; Natelson, Benjamin H. (2000), "Psychiatric Comorbidity and Somatic Distress in Sudden and Gradual Onset Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, 7 (4): 33-44, doi:10.1300/J092v07n04_04 
  21. Kevin K. McCully and Benjamin H. Natelson. (1999). Impaired oxygen delivery to muscle in chronic fatigue syndrome. Clinical Science (London). 1999 Nov;97(5):603-8. PMID: 10545311
  22. Marc H. Lavietes, Michael T. Bergen, and Benjamin H. Natelson. (1998). Measurement of CO2 in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients. Journal of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Vol. 4, Iss. 3, pp. 3-11 . http://dx.doi.org/10.1300/J092v04n03_02
  23. Christodoulou, C., DeLuca, J., Lange, G., Johnson, S., Sisto, S. A., Korn, L., & Natelson, B. (1998). Relation between neuropsychological impairment and functional disability in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 64(4), 431–434.


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