Thomas Goetz is executive editor at WIRED Magazine and author of the new book The Decision Tree: Taking Control of Your Health in the New Era of Personalized Medicine. Former FDA commissioner Dr. David Kessler calls The Decision Tree “a game changer,” and Dan Pink calls it “one of 2010's most important books.”
At WIRED, Goetz writes frequently on the confluence of medicine, health and technology. His cover stories have covered the early detection of cancer, the advent of personal genomics, and the controversial diagnosis of metabolic syndrome. His work has been selected for both the Best American Science Writing and the Best Technology Writing anthologies. Since Goetz joined WIRED in 2001, the magazine has been nominated for 18 National Magazine Awards and has won nine times, including the top award for general excellence three times, most recently in 2009.
Prior to joining WIRED, Goetz was an executive editor at The Industry Standard, and a staff reporter at The Wall Street Journal and the Village Voice. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Times op-ed page, and other publications. Goetz earned a Master of Public Health degree at University of California, Berkeley. An English major at Bates College, he also holds a Master's degree in American literature from the University of Virginia.