Thomas Goetz
  • Thomas Goetz

  • Born: Minneapolis, The United States.

  • Description: Thomas Goetz is the author of the new book, The Remedy: Robert Koch, Arthur Conan Doyle, & the Quest to Cure Tuberculosis. He is also co-founder of Iodine, a health technology company based in San Francisco. His previous book, The Decision Tree, was chosen by the Wall Street Journal as a Best Health book of 2010, and widely hailed as offering a new vision for healthcare in the United States.

    Thomas also serves as the Enterpreneur in Residence for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the nation’s leading force for better health and healthcare.

    He was previously the executive editor at WIRED, where he led the magazine to a dozen National Magazine Awards from 2001 through 2012. In 2010, under Goetz’s leadership, WIRED was chosen as AdWeek’s “Magazine of the Decade.” His writing there explored topics from the riddle of behavior change to the paradox of cancer screening, and was selected for the Best American Science Writing, Best American Science & Nature Writing, and Best Technology Writing anthologies.

    He has been a Curator-in-Residence for the Adobe Digital Museum, and a council member for NASA’s Launch challenge. In 2011, he served as executive producer for the award-winning Discovery Channel documentary Earth 2050: The Future of Energy. His TED talk on redesigning medical data has been viewed 400,000 times.

    Goetz holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master's in American literature from the University of Virginia. He graduated from Bates College, where he learned to juggle five balls at once (he’s
    now back down to three).