Peter Attia

Dr. Peter Attia is an ultra-endurance athlete and self-experimenter known for his medical practice on the science of longevity and improving lifespan. He’s the founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice that uses applied science for longevity and optimal performance. Peter trained in general surgery for five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He also spent two years as a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where his research focused on immune-based therapies for melanoma. He joined the consulting company McKinsey, as a Member of the Corporate Risk Practice and Healthcare Practice. In 2012, Attia co-founded the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI) together with Gary Taubes, a non-profit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of science in nutrition and obesity research. Peter earned his M.D. from Stanford University and holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics. In mid 2018, Peter started a weekly podcast titled The Peter Attia Drive, and his first guest was entrepreneur and close friend Tim Ferriss. Through the podcast he wants to improve our critical thinking, health, and longevity.

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Books Recommended by Peter Attia

Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me): Why We Justify Foolish Beliefs, Bad Decisions, and Hurtful Acts

by Carol TavrisElliot Aronson

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

by Brent SchlenderRick Tetzeli

The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA

by James D. Watson

The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.

by Daniel Coyle

Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error

by Kathryn Schulz

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works - A True Story

by Dan Harris

The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

by Nancy GibbsMichael Duffy

The Puzzle People: Memoirs Of A Transplant Surgeon

by Thomas E. Starzl

King of Hearts: The True Story of the Maverick Who Pioneered Open Heart Surgery

by G. Wayne Miller

Dancing Naked in the Mind Field

by Kary Mullis

One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer

by Nathaniel Fick

Forgive and Remember: Managing Medical Failure

by Charles L. Bosk