Tommy Wood, MD
- Functional Medicine Practitioner
- Medical Doctor
|Accepting New Patients/Clients|
|Available for Speaking Engagements|
I am a UK-trained MD who just finished a PhD in Physiology and Neonatal Brain Metabolism, currently working as a visiting scientist researching neonatal brain injury at the University of Washington. I received my undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, before studying medicine at the University of Oxford. Two years into my residency in internal medicine in the UK I moved to do research and work towards my PhD. I have a blog and podcast, and am currently Chief Medical Officer of Nourish Balance Thrive, a functional medicine clinic based in California that works largely with athletes. I am also Chief Scientific Officer for Physicians for Ancestral Health, and a Trustee of the newly-formed British Society of Lifestyle Medicine.
Alongside my career in medicine and research I have published and spoken on multiple topics surrounding functional and ancestral approaches to health. This work began with examining the root cause of multiple sclerosis using engineering techniques (paper, talk for the public, talk for physicians). I have since used the same approach to look at other autoimmune diseases, as well as insulin resistance (published article).
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