Dr. Thomas Bird

Dr. Thomas Bird

Publication date: Jun 05, 2019

Dr. Bird is a clinical neurogeneticist with interests in a wide range of hereditary disorders of the nervous system. In 1974, Dr. Thomas Bird founded the first clinic for adults with neurogenetic diseases in the United States. For more than 40 years, he directed this clinic at the University of Washington where he saw thousands of patients and conducted pioneering research on conditions such as cerebellar ataxia, movement disorders, hereditary neuropathy, muscular dystrophies, and familial dementias. Over his career, he has been honored with numerous national awards and lauded for his discoveries about the genetics of hereditary neurological disorders including Alzheimer and Huntington diseases. Although retired from clinical practice, Dr. Bird still actively researches genetic diseases of the brain and neuromuscular system; collaborates with molecular biologists and others on genetics projects; and mentors physicians in training and research fellows. He earned his M.D. from Cornell Medical College and is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He lives in Lake Forest Park, WA, just outside Seattle, with his wife Ros.

Concepts Keywords
Board Certified Neurogenetic diseases
Brain Hereditary neurological disorders
Cerebellar Ataxia Genetic diseases
Cornell College Muscular dystrophies
Genetic Diseases Familial dementias
Huntington Huntington diseases
Lake Forest Park Movement disorders
Movement Disorders Hereditary disorders
Muscular Dystrophies Hereditary neuropathy
Nervous System Cerebellar ataxia
Neurological Disorders Neurology
Neurology Ataxia
Neuromuscular Neurological disorder
Neuropathy Andrew Singleton
United States


Type Source Name
disease MESH cerebellar ataxia
disease DOID cerebellar ataxia
disease MESH movement disorders
disease DOID neuropathy
disease MESH muscular dystrophies
disease MESH familial dementias
disease MESH neurological disorders
disease MESH genetic diseases
drug DRUGBANK Rosoxacin


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