Dr. Nat Strand MD is an interventional pain management physician focused on a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Clinical Anesthesiology, and a practicing physician of interventional pain management at USC Keck School of Medicine. She completed medical school, internship and fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. She completed her residency at UCLA. Dr. Strand is committed to improving patients’ quality of life through a multi-disciplinary approach delivered with a personal touch.
Her interest in medicine began at age 12 when she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. The doctors and nurses who, with compassion and humor, helped her understand this disease and provided a path to wellness, spurred her to get involved in medicine.
She gained national attention as the inspirational half of the winning team on season 17 of the CBS series TheAmazing Race, where she competed by travelling over 32,000 miles across 4 continents in 3 weeks — while managing her diabetes. ‘Dr. Nat’ continues to inspire millions of people as a dLife Patient Champion, spokesperson, and contributor, by connecting with the diabetes community across dLife’s multi-channel media platform, providing practical insights on dealing with the daily realities of diabetes. She works extensively with the JDRF to promote an active lifestyle to those living with diabetes.
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