Thomas D. Bird M.D., Emeritus

 Thomas  D. Bird M.D., Emeritus

Specialties and Expertise

Medical Genetics, Musculoskeletal, Neurology


Neurology, Neurosciences




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 


Thomas D. Bird, M.D., is UW’s Arthur Krause Endowed Professor for Neurogenetics Research, and a UW professor emeritus of Medicine, Neurology, and Medical Genetics. Dr. Bird 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. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 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 and unusual genetic diseases of the brain and neuromuscular system, and collaborating with molecular biologists to identify the underlying genes.

Personal Interests

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


Cornell Univ. Medical CollegeMedical education1968


Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & NeurologyNeurology1978
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