Dr. Nate Wood is an instructor of medicine and medical education fellow in the section of general internal medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. Before coming to Yale, Nate studied Professional Culinary Arts at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. As both a physician and culinary school graduate, he has dedicated his career to bridging the gap between doctors and chefs, firmly believing that what we eat can be simultaneously healthy and delicious.
Nate is particularly interested in media and education — using print, television, and other multimedia to engage both medical professionals and the general public in learning about healthy lifestyle interventions. His clinical and research interests include culinary medicine, nutrition education, and healthcare communication. He is currently working on a Master of Health Science in Medical Education, with his thesis project focusing on the development, implementation, and testing of culinary medicine curricula for medical trainees. He is also the co-host of Primary Care Pearls, a medical education podcast produced at the Yale School of Medicine and led by patient stories.
Nate's ultimate goal is to combine his passions for medicine, food, education, and media to empower his patients to enjoy food in a healthy way.