Thomas D. Bird M.D., Emeritus

 Thomas  D. Bird M.D., Emeritus

Specialties and Expertise

Medical Genetics, Musculoskeletal, Neurology

Services

Neurology, Neurosciences

Languages

English

Locations

Rehabilitation Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St., 8th Floor SS 812
Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206.598.4295|Map It 

Genetic Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 981957720
Phone: 206.598.4030|Map It 

Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St.
Seattle, WA 981957720
Phone: 206.598.4317|Map It 

Bio

Thomas D. Bird, M.D., Emeritus, has been director of the Neurogenetics Clinic for 40 years and chief of neurology at the Seattle VA Medical Center for 12 years. Although retired from clinical practice, Dr. Bird is actively engaged in research.

Dr. Bird earned his M.D. from Cornell Medical College, New York, New York. He completed his internship, residency in neurology and fellowship in medical genetics at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Dr. Bird’s clinical interests include adult neurogenetic diseases, cerebellar ataxia, movement disorders, hereditary neuropathy, muscular dystrophies and familial dementias. His research interests include identifying new unusual genetic diseases of the brain and neuromuscular system, and collaborating with molecular biologists to identify the underlying genes.

Dr. Bird is a UW Professor Emeritus of neurology and medical genetics. He has been on the UW faculty for more than 35 years.

Personal Interests

Dr. Bird, together with his wife, love entertaining their grandchildren, traveling, landscaping and hiking the Cascades. He also enjoys reading, especially histories and biographies. 

Affiliations

InstitutionCredentialSpecialtyYear
Cornell Univ. Medical CollegeMedical education1968
UW - Dept. of MedicineFellowshipNeurology
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineInternship
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidencyNeurology
UW - Division of General Internal MedicineResidencyNeurology

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1968

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology1978
Loading Publications...