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Posted on February 21, 2024

Terry Wahls, M.D.

Terry Wahls, M.D.

Dr. Terry Wahls is an Institute for Functional Medicine certified practitioner and a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Iowa, where she conducts clinical trials. In 2018, she was awarded the Institute for Functional Medicine’s Linus Pauling Award for her contributions in research, clinical care, and patient advocacy. She is also a patient with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, which confined her to a tilt-recline wheelchair for four years. Dr. Wahls restored her health using a diet and lifestyle program she designed specifically for her brain and now pedals her bike to work each day. She is the author of "The Wahls Protocol: A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles."


  • University of Iowa (M.D.)
  • University of St. Thomas (Master of Business Administration)
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Washington University in St. Louis (Residency)
  • University of Iowa (Residency)
  • Certifications

  • Certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine
  • Professional Accolades

  • Linus Pauling Award (Institute for Functional Medicine)
  • Affiliations

  • Carver College of Medicine — University of Iowa
  • Social Media Accounts and Websites

  • https://terrywahls.com/
  • Twitter:@TerryWahls