Peter Attia

July 24, 2012

He is the president and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI)


Peter Attia

Peter is the president and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). Peter is a former McKinsey & Company consultant, where he was a member of both the corporate risk and healthcare practices.

Prior to McKinsey, Peter spent five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital as a general surgery resident, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards and the author of a comprehensive review of general surgery. Peter also spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute under Dr. Steve Rosenberg, where his research focused on the role of regulatory T-cells in cancer regression and other immune-based therapies for cancer.

Peter earned his M.D. from Stanford University and holds a B.S. in mechanical engineering and applied mathematics from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, where he also taught and helped revamp the calculus curriculum.


A short recent chat with Peter


What are your favorite things to do outside of work?

Swim, ride my bike, talk about science and play with my family.


What are you most excited to do, learn, or see during your upcoming trip to France as part of the program?

I want to understand better how French and American differ and are similar.


When you were 10 years old, what job did you imagine yourself having?

Professional hockey player.


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