Peter Attia

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Peter Attia
Peter Attia at Ancestral Health Symposium.jpg
Attia speaks at the Ancestral Health Symposium in 2013
Born (1973-03-19) 19 March 1973 (age 50)
CitizenshipCanada/United States
Alma materQueen's University
Stanford University

Peter Attia (born 19 March 1973) is a Canadian-American physician known for his medical practice that focuses on the science of longevity.[1][2] He is also the first person to make the round-trip swim from Maui and Lanai.[3]


Peter Attia was born on 19 March 1973 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He is of Coptic Egyptian descent.[4] He attended Queen's University, receiving B.Sc. degrees in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. After medical school, Attia spent five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland as a general surgery resident.[5] He spent two years at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at National Institutes of Health (NIH), in Bethesda, Maryland as a surgical oncology fellow under Steven Rosenberg.[6] As his residency drew to a close, Attia joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company in the Palo Alto office as a member of the Corporate Risk Practice and Healthcare Practice.[7] Attia co-founded and served as President of Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) with Gary Taubes in 2012.[8][9] In 2014, Attia founded Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice focusing on the applied science of longevity and optimal performance.[10][11] He was one of the speakers at TEDMED 2013.[12][13]

Attia has a chapter giving advice in Tim Ferriss' book Tools of Titans.

See also


  1. ^ Drake, Daniela. "Everything You Know About Fat Is Wrong". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  2. ^ Kaplan, Michael (5 June 2017). "Silicon Valley's plan to hack death". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  3. ^ Rogan, Joe (24 April 2018). Joe Rogan Experience #1108 – Peter Attia. PowerfulJRE. Event occurs at 0:00:25. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  4. ^ Rogan, Joe (24 April 2018). Joe Rogan Experience #1108 – Peter Attia. PowerfulJRE. Event occurs at 1:58:45. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  5. ^ Rainey, James (18 October 2015). "30,000 strokes to go". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Peter Attia: In Search of Still Water". 18 October 2015. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  7. ^ Husten, Larry. "A Manhattan Project To End The Obesity Epidemic". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  8. ^ Szokan, Nancy (25 August 2014). "Is it what we eat? Or that we overeat? A look at the effort to figure out why we're fat". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  9. ^ "What Makes You So Smart, Peter Attia? Pacific Standard". 25 August 2014. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  10. ^ O'Connor, Anahad (12 July 2013). "Blaming the Patient, Then Asking Forgiveness". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  11. ^ Selina Wang, and Tom Giles (24 April 2018). "Silicon Valley Wants to Cash In on Fasting". Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Attia P. TED: Is the Obesity Crisis Hiding a Bigger Problem?". 24 April 2018. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  13. ^ Munro, Dan (24 April 2018). "Are We Fighting The Wrong Battle In The Obesity War?". Retrieved 31 October 2018.