Nathan Alexander Gray, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Languages: English, Spanish


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Blalock Building
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Nathan Gray, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Palliative Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed medical school as well as his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He pursued fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, where he subsequently served on faculty from 2014-2022. At Johns Hopkins, Dr. Gray has been a part of the expansion of palliative services for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center's Thoracic Oncology Clinic and now serves as associate medical director for outpatient Palliative Care at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He sees patients in both the hospital and clinic setting.  

Dr. Gray's scholarly work examines the role of palliative care in serving vulnerable patient populations as well as the intersection of medicine and humanities. He is specifically interested in the power of graphic art to enhance communication in medicine. He is an award-winning comic artist, and his graphic work has been featured in the Washington Post, British Medical Journal, and Los Angeles Times, along with other outlets. more


  • Assistant Professor of Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Medicine; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (2009)


  • Internal Medicine; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (2012)


  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Duke University Hospital (2014)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Hospice and Palliative Care) (2014)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine) (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Nathan A. Gray; Nathan A. Boucher; Maragatha Kuchibhatla; Kimberly S. Johnson, Hospice Access for Undocumented ImmigrantsJAMA Intern Med 2017;177(4):579-580. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8870

Nathan A Gray; Anthony L Back; Covid-19 communication aids, BMJ 2020; 369 doi: (Published 11 June 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;369:m2255

Nathan A. Gray, Nathan A. Boucher, Lilia Cervantes, Nancy Berlinger, Sophia K. Smith, and Kimberly S. Johnson. Hospice Access and Scope of Services for Undocumented Immigrants: A Clinician Survey, Journal of Palliative Medicine. Aug 2021.1167-1173. Published in Volume: 24 Issue 8: July 16, 2021 Online Ahead of Print:December 22, 2020

Gray NA, Kamal AH, Hanson LC, Bull J, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Johnson KS. Clinician Perspectives Guiding Approach to Comprehensiveness of Palliative Care Assessment. J Palliat Med. 2022 Feb;25(2):307-311. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2021.0391. Epub 2021 Nov 16. PMID: 34788574.

Nathan A. Gray. Annals Graphic Medicine - Cicely Saunders: The Woman Who Changed How We Die. Ann Intern Med.2019;171:W64-W75. [Epub ahead of print 12 November 2019]. doi:10.7326/G18-0035

Activities & Honors


  • 2019 Emerging Leader in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine


  • Fellow - American College of Physicians
  • Member - American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
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