Thomas D. Bird, M.D.


Professor Medicine and Neurology
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

University of Washington
RR-647 Health Sciences Building
Neurology, Box 356465
Seattle, WA 98195-7720

Phone: (206) 543-2340
Phone: (206) 277-1453
FAX: (206) 764-2569

Research Program:

Dr. Bird is Chief of the Division of Neurogenetics. He has a long standing interest in hereditary diseases of the nervous system. These diseases include Familial Alzheimer’s Disease, Frontotemporal Dementia, Huntington’s Disease, Hereditary Ataxias, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Neuropathies, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia, and Muscular Dystrophies. He is Director of the University of Washington Neurogenetics Clinic, the University of Washington Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence and Co-Director of the University of Washington’s Muscular Dystrophy Clinic. Dr. Bird is also medical and scientific advisor to the Jim Lambright Niemann-Pick C Research Foundation and the PNW Friends of FSH Muscular Dystrophy.

Representative Publications: