About Peter

Peter Attia

Peter is a physician focusing on the applied science of longevity. His practice deals extensively with nutritional interventions, exercise physiology, sleep physiology, emotional and mental health, and pharmacology to increase lifespan (how long you live), while simultaneously improving healthspan (the quality of your life).

Peter trained for five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in general surgery, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including resident of the year, and the author of a comprehensive review of general surgery. He also spent two years at NIH as a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute where his research focused on immune-based therapies for melanoma. He has since been mentored by some of the most experienced and innovative lipidologists, endocrinologists, gynecologists, sleep physiologists, and longevity scientists in the United States and Canada.

Peter earned his M.D. from Stanford University and holds a B.Sc. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. He is licensed in Texas (S8803), California (A96452), and New York (281406-1).


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This is the personal blog of Peter Attia.

Peter receives speaking honorariums from organizations including hospitals and health-related businesses when he is asked to speak on longevity, metabolic-related topics, athletic performance, and his personal experience.

Peter is the co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of the fasting app Zero.

Peter is an advisor to, and/or investor in, the companies Virta Health, Hu KitchenOura Health Oy, Magic Spoon Cereal, Inevitable Ventures, Salutoceuticals, Dexcom, Maui Nui Venison, Athletic Greens, and Supercast. Peter is co-chairman of the board of Frontier Acquisition Corp.

Peter is also on the editorial board for the journal Aging.

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