Nathan Handley, WG’18

Nathan Handley is a board-certified medical oncologist and Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at Thomas Jefferson University, one of the largest health system in the greater Philadelphia area whose operating philosophy is “healthcare with no address”. In this role, Dr. Handley provides clinical care for patients with cancer while engaging in research and operational efforts to improve the quality and patient-centeredness of cancer care. He is specifically focused on ensuring that patients are able to receive high quality cancer case in the right time and the right place, leading initiatives within the Department of Medical Oncology focused on stakeholder engagement, value-based care, virtual care, and quality improvement. His work has been featured in the New England Journal of Medicine Catalyst, JAMA Network Open, and the Journal of Clinical Oncology, among others.

Nathan received his undergraduate degrees in chemistry and philosophy from Birmingham-Southern College, graduating summa cum laude. He completed his MD at the University of Minnesota, where he was elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha. He completed residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California-San Francisco, where he participated in the Health Systems and Leadership track, a program focused on systems improvement research, health policy, leadership, and implementation. He subsequently completed fellowship training in Hematology and Medical Oncology at The University of Pennsylvania. Concurrently with this fellowship, he earned an MBA in Healthcare Management from the Wharton School, graduating from both programs in 2018. At Wharton, he was a recipient of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Merit Award. 

Nathan lives in Swarthmore, with his wife and two children. When he’s not chasing kids he enjoys running, cooking, and practicing meditation.