Dr. Natelson attended the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia for both his undergraduate and medical degrees. He then trained in neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx. He received additional post-doctoral training in Behavioral Medicine (the science of how stress influences disease) at Cornell University's New York Hospital and at the Walter Reed Institute of Research in Washington, DC. Thereafter, he moved to New Jersey to UMDNJ [now Rutgers] where he advanced through the ranks to Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences. He moved to Mt. Sinai Beth Israel to head the Pain & Fatigue Study Center there in 2008. Currently, he holds the title of Emeritus Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences at Rutgers and Professor of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai.