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Specialties

General neurology, Genetic counseling, Musculoskeletal

Languages

English

Biography

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. 

Genetic Medicine Clinic at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 981957720

206.598.4030

Clinical genetics, Genetic counseling, Medical biochemical genetics

Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) at UWMC

1959 NE Pacific St. Seattle, WA 981957720

206.598.4317

Audiology, Autism, General cardiology, Genetic counseling

Cornell Univ. Medical College

Medical education, 1968

UW - Dept. of Medicine

Fellowship, Neurology

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Residency, Neurology

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Internship

UW - Division of General Internal Medicine

Residency, Neurology

 

Board Certifications
  • Neurology, 1978, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology