Nathan Alex Irvin, M.D.

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  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Disparities; Injury prevention; Firearm policy; Youth violence prevention; HIV and HCV screening more


Dr. Irvin is an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine. He earned a medical degree at Harvard in 2003. Following medical school, he completed a residency in emergency medicine at Alameda Health System’s Highland Hospital in Oakland, California, where he was a chief resident, prior to graduating in 2011.

Upon completion of residency, Dr. Irvin entered into the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 2013 with a master's degree in health policy research.

Dr. Irvin holds interests in social emergency medicine and addressing many of the health and behavioral problems that affect people living in urban communities. Two such threats are HIV/AIDs and violence. He is currently the clinical director of the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center Emergency Department HIV/HCV screening program, working to identify and get people with new diagnoses of HIV linked into care. Additionally, he is engaged in work related to youth violence prevention and endeavors to develop a trauma-informed, hospital-based violence intervention program. more


  • Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Harvard Medical School (2007)


  • Emergency Medicine; Alameda County Medical Center - Highland Hospital (2011)


  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine) (2012)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

White DA, Alter HJ, Irvin NA, Clark MC, Frazee BW: Low rate of syphilis screening among high-risk emergency department patients tested for gonorrhea and chlamydia infections. Sexually Transmitted Diseases 39(4): 286-90, April 2012.

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