Dr. Thomas Wood

About Thomas Wood

I am a Research faculty at the University of Washington (UW) in the Department of Pediatrics. My research focuses on ways to increase resilience of, and treat injury of, the developing brain. I have a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, a medical degree from the University of Oxford, and a PhD in physiology and neuroscience from the University of Oslo. In addition to my role as a faculty at UW, I serve as President of Physicians for Ancestral Health, and on the scientific advisory board of Hintsa Performance. Alongside my career in medicine and research, I have invested time in developing easily-accessible methods with which to track human health, performance, and longevity. I have published and spoken on multiple topics surrounding functional and ancestral approaches to health, including examining the root causes of multiple sclerosis and insulin resistance. I also use my experiences in coaching and competing in rowing, CrossFit, powerlifting, and ultra-endurance racing to inform my day-to-day interaction with clients looking to achieve long-term health and performance.