Terry L. Wahls, MD

Portrait
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Clinical Professor of Epidemiology
Clinical Professor of Neurology

Contact Information

Primary Office
SE636 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-353-6894

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Education

MD, University of Iowa
MBA, University of St. Thomas
Resident, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Barnes Hospital, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Licensure and Certifications

Certified Practitioner - Institute for Functional Medicine
Boot Camp Facilitator - Tor Dahl And Associates
Iowa Medical License - Iowa Board of Medicine
Iowa Federal Licensing Examination

Publications

Wahls, T., Scott, M. O., Alshare, Z., Rubenstein, L., Darling, W., Carr, L., Smith, K., Chenard, C. A., LaRocca, N. & Snetselaar, L. (2018). Dietary approaches to treat MS-related fatigue: comparing the modified Paleolithic (Wahls Elimination) and low saturated fat (Swank) diets on perceived fatigue in persons with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 19(1), 309. PMID: 29866196.

Irish, A., Erickson, C. E., Wahls, T. L., Snetselaar, L. & Darling, W. R. (2017). Randomized control trial evaluation of a modified Paleolithic dietary intervention in the treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis: A pilot study. Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Diseases, 7, 1-18. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2147/DNND.S116949.

Bisht, B., Darling, W. G., White, E. C., White, K. A., Shivapour, E. T., Zimmerman, M. G. & Wahls, T. L. (2017). Effects of a multimodal intervention on gait and balance of subjects with progressive multiple sclerosis: a prospective longitudinal pilot study. Journal of Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease, 7, 79-93. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2147/DNND.S128872.

Lee, J. E., Bisht, B., Hall, M. J., Rubenstein, L. M., Louison, R., Klein, D. T. & Wahls, T. L. (2017). A Multimodal, Nonpharmacologic Intervention Improves Mood and Cognitive Function in People with Multiple Sclerosis. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1-19. PMID: 28394724.

Wahls, T., Adamson, E. (2017). The Wahls Protocol Cooking for Life: The Revolutionary Modern Paleo Plan to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions. Penguin Publishing Group. DOI: 9780399184772.

Wahls, T. L. (2017). Feeding Your Microbiome Well. Journal of Evolution and Health, 2(1).

Wahls, T., Adamson, E. (2017). The Wahls Protocol A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles. Avery (an imprint of Penguin).

Bisht, B., Darling, W., Grossman, R., Shivapour, E., Lutgendorf, S., Snetselaar, L., Hall, M., Zimmerman, M. & Wahls, T. (2015). Multimodal intervention improves fatigue and quality of life of subjects with progressive multiple sclerosis: a pilot study. Journal of Degenerative Neurological and Neuromuscular Disease, 2015:5, 19-35. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DNND.S76523.

Chenard, C., Zimmerman, M., Nonnie, P., Smith, K. & Wahls, T. (2015). New Measured Weight for One Cup Raw Kale Reduces Nutrient Intake of Individuals Following Wahls™ Diet. Procedia Food Science, 4(2015), 39-47. DOI: 10.1016/j.profoo.2015.06.007.

Wahls, T., Adamson, E. (2014). The Wahls Protocol A Radical New Way to Treat All Chronic Autoimmune Conditions Using Paleo Principles. Avery (an imprint of Penguin).

Wahls, T. L., Adamson, E. (2014). The Wahls Protocol How I Beat Progressive MS Using Paleo Principles and Functional Medicine,. Avery (an imprint of Penguin).

Wahls, T. L. (2017). Feeding Your Microbiome Well. (Vols. 2). (1) Journal of Evolution and Health. DOI: https://doi.org/10.15310/2334-3591.1055.

Wahls, T., Rubenstein, L., Hall, M. & Snetselaar, L. (2014). Assessment of dietary adequacy for important brain micronutrients in patients presenting to a traumatic brain injury clinic for evaluation. Nutr Neurosci, 17(6), 252-9. PMID: 24074905.

Bisht, B., Darling, W. G., Grossmann, R. E., Shivapour, E. T., Lutgendorf, S. K., Snetselaar, L. G., Hall, M. J., Zimmerman, M. B. & Wahls, T. L. (2014). A multimodal intervention for patients with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis: feasibility and effect on fatigue. J Altern Complement Med, 20(5), 347-55. PMID: 24476345.

Wahls, T. L. (2014). “Telling the World”. In On Being a Doctor. (Vols. 4). American College of Physicians.

Wahls, T. L. (2013). The Safety and Feasibility of The Wahls Diet?, A Modified Paleo Diet, to Treat Secondary Progressive Multiple Sclerosis. Ancestral Health.

Wahls, T. L. (2013). Food And Brain Health: Department Of Family Medicine. University of Iowa .

Wahls, T. L. (2013). Minding My Mitochondria: Recovering Your Brain Using Food. Brain Injury Association of Iowa.

Wahls, T. L. (2012). Minding My Mitochondria. Harvard Law School: Ancestral Health.

Wahls, T. L. (2011). The Seventy Percent Solution. J Gen Intern Med, 10, 1215-1216. PMID: 21253878.

Wahls, T. L., Reese, D., Kaplan, D. & Darling, W. G. (2010). Rehabilitation with neuromuscular electrical stimulation leads to functional gains in ambulation in patients with secondary progressive and primary progressive multiple sclerosis: a case series report. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine (New York, N.Y.), 16(12), 1343-9. PMID: 21138391.

Wahls, T. L. (2010). Up From The Chair - Using Intensive Nutrition to Support the Brain. Institute for Functional Medicine.

Singh, H., Hirani, K., Kadiyala, H., Rudomiotov, O., Davis, T., Khan, M. M. & Wahls, T. L. (2010). Characteristics and predictors of missed opportunities in lung cancer diagnosis: an electronic health record-based study. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 28(20), 3307-15. PMID: 20530272.

Nepple, K. G., Hillis, S., Wahls, T. & Joudi, F. N. (2009). Impact of delay from first elevated prostate-specific antigen to radical retropubic prostatectomy. American Urological Association.

Kaplan, D., Shivapour, E. T., Uc, E., Shields, R. & Wahls, T. L. (2009). Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) improves ambulation in the setting of multiple sclerosis (MS). Midwest Society of General Medicine.

Wahls, T. L., Cram, P. (2009). Proposed interventions to decrease the frequency of missed test results. Advances in Health Sciences Education: Theory and Practice, 14 Suppl 1, 51-6. PMID: 19669920.

Nepple, K. G., Wahls, T. L., Hillis, S. L. & Joudi, F. N. (2009). Gleason score and laterality concordance between prostate biopsy and prostatectomy specimens. International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology, 35(5), 559-64. PMID: 19860934.

Gordon, J. R., Wahls, T., Carlos, R. C., Pipinos, I. I., Rosenthal, G. E. & Cram, P. (2009). Failure to recognize newly identified aortic dilations in a health care system with an advanced electronic medical record. Annals of Internal Medicine, 151(1), 21-7, W5. PMID: 19581643.

Wahls, T. L. (2009). Health Care The Best Reform- Eating Right. OP Ed Des Moines Register.

Wahls, T. L. (2009). Fixing Healthcare the Right Way. Iowa City Press Citizen.

Wahls, T. L. (2009). Minding My Mitochondria. TZ Press 2nd Edition.

Reese, D., Shivapour, E. T., Wahls, T. L., Dudley-Javoroski, S. D. & Shields, R. (2009). Neuromuscular electrical stimulation and dietary interventions to reduce oxidative stress in a secondary progressive multiple sclerosis patient leads to marked gains in function: a case report. Cases Journal, 2, 7601. PMID: 19918474.

Wahls, T. L., Peleg, I. (2009). Patient-and system-related barriers for the earlier diagnosis of colorectal cancer. BMC Family Practice, 10, 65. PMID: 19754964.

Wahls, T. L. (2009). The Vaudeville Revue. (Vols. 1). (4) Hektoen International.

Wahls, T. L. (2009). What Have I Done?. Ars Medica, 2, 71-77.

Nepple, K. G., Hillis, S., Wahls, T. L. & Joudi, F. N. (2008). Impact of delay from first elevated prostate-specific antigen to radical retropubic prostatectomy. Society of Urologic Oncology.

Nepple, K. G., Joudi, F. N., Hillis, S. L. & Wahls, T. L. (2008). The Frequency of Prostate Cancers with a Prior Abnormal PSA Value Lost to Follow-up. Midwest Society of General Internal.

Rosenbaum, M., Graham, L., Prussing, E. & Wahls, T. L. (2008). Perceptions of interaction between female doctors and female nurses. Midwest Society of General Internal Medicine.

Sinsky, T., Sinsky, C. & Wahls, T. L. (2008). Delayed clinician responses to elevated prostate-specific antigen values. Mayo Clinic proceedings, Mayo Clinic, 83(8), 961-2; author reply 962. PMID: 18674482.

Wahls, T. L. (2008). Delayed Clinician Responses to Elevated prostate-specific Antigen Values–Reply–I. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 83(8), 962. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4065/83.8.962.

Wahls, T. L. (2008). Telling the world. Annals of Internal Medicine, 149(1), 61-2. PMID: 18591640.

Wahls, T. L. (2008). A daughter's duty. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 23(6), 887-8. PMID: 18080168.

Wahls, T. L., Cram, P. (2008). Diagnosis Error Associated with Missed Results. American Medical Informatics Association.

Wahls, T. (2008). The primer never written. The American Journal of Medicine, 121(6), 549. PMID: 18501239.

Nepple, K. G., Wahls, T. L., Hillis, S. l. & Joudi, F. N. (2008). Gleason score and laterality concordance between prostate biopsy and radical retropubic prostatectomy specimens. J Urology 2008, 179(4 S1), 639-640.

Nepple, K. G., Joudi, F. N., Hillis, S. L. & Wahls, T. L. (2008). Prevalence of delayed clinician response to elevated prostate-specific antigen values. Mayo Clin Proc, 83(4), 439-45. PMID: 18380989.

Gordon, J. R., Wahls, T. L., Carlos, P. & Cram, P. (2008). Lost in the Clutter: Missed Aortic Aneurysms in Spite of an Advanced Electronic Medical Record. (Vols. 23). (S2), pp. i-277. Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Nepple, K. G., Wahls, T. L., Hillis, S. L. & Joudi, F. N. (2007). Gleason score and laterality concordance between prostate biopsy and prostatectomy specimen. North Central Section American Urological Association.

Wahls, T. (2007). Diagnostic errors and abnormal diagnostic tests lost to follow-up: a source of needless waste and delay to treatment. The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 30(4), 338-43. PMID: 17873665.

Wahls, T., Haugen, T. & Cram, P. (2007). The continuing problem of missed test results in an integrated health system with an advanced electronic medical record. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf, 33(8), 485-92. PMID: 17724945.

Wahls, T. L., Jones, E., Stewart, G., Murphy, J. & Petzel, R. (2007). Assessing Provider Satisfaction within a VA Network. Federal Practitioner, 24(11), 22, 25-28, 31-32, 35, 38.

Wahls, T. L. (2007). Emphasize Chronic Disease Management, Population Health and Integration of Mental Health Care Federal Practitioner. Federal Practitioner, 24(8), 65-66.

Wahls, T. L., Cram, P. (2007). The Epidemiology of Missed Test Results and Associated Treatment Delays in Va Primary Care Clinics. (Vols. 22). (S1), pp. i-276. Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Wahls, T. L., Cram, P. M. (2007). The frequency of missed test results and associated treatment delays in a highly computerized health system. BMC Family Practice, 8, 32. PMID: 17519017.

Nepple, K. G., Joudi, F. N., Hillis, S. L. & Wahls, T. L. (2007). The Frequency of Prostate Cancers with a Prior Abnormal PSA Value Lost to Follow-up. National Association of Veterans Ambulatory Care Administrators Newsletter, 18(2), 002-005.

Forman-Hoffman, V., Little, A. & Wahls, T. (2006). Barriers to obesity management: a pilot study of primary care clinicians. BMC Family Practice, 7, 35. PMID: 16756673.

Wahls, T. L. (2006). Clinical Benefits of the Service Line versus Traditional Organizational Structure. National Association of Veterans Ambulatory Care Administrators Newsletter, 17(1), 008-10.

Wahls, T. L., Becker, W. K. & Murphy, J. P. (2006). Diagnostic Errors Due to Missed Results: A Major Patient Safety Issue, Current Status and Next Steps in VISN 23. National Association of Veterans Ambulatory Care Administrators Newsletter, 7(2), 002-005.

Wahls, T. L., Haugen, T., Cowell, K. & Becker, W. (2006). Improving Diagnostic Results Reporting in the Veterans Administration. Federal Practitioner, 23(11), 24-31.

Wahls, T. L., Murphy, J. P. (2006). VISN 23 Provider Satisfaction Survey: Assessing Satisfaction of Clinical Providers within Primary Care, Specialty Medicine and Mental Health. National Association of Veterans Ambulatory Care Administrators Newsletter, 7(2), 11-015.

Wahls, T. L., Barnett, M. J. & Rosenthal, G. E. (2004). Predicting resource utilization in a Veterans Health Administration primary care population: comparison of methods based on diagnoses and medications. Medical Care, 42(2), 123-8. PMID: 14734949.

Wahls, T. L., Ting, H. H., Chaterjee, K. & Clancy, T. (2002). Quality, Patient Safety and Medical Errors Resistance and Support for the Federal Recommendations to Address These Concerns. Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 25(1), 54-62.

Wahls, T. L., Futz, D. N. (2000). The master clinician project. The Journal of Ambulatory Care Management, 23(4), 9-21. PMID: 11067097.

Wahls, T. L., Olson, K. A. & Turney, S. L. (1993). Practice satisfaction and dissatisfaction in general internal medicine departments of large multispecialty clinics. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 8(10), 578-9. PMID: 8271093.

Wahls, T. L., Stene, R. A. & Olson, K. A. (1991). General internal medicine practice trends in large multispecialty clinics. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 6(2), 103-7. PMID: 2023015.

Wahls, T. L., Bonsib, S. M. & Schuster, V. L. (1987). Coexistent Wegener's granulomatosis and anti-glomerular basement membrane disease. Human Pathology, 18(2), 202-5. PMID: 3542802.

Wahls, T. L., Stene, R. A. (1972). Short-term medical service in the developing world. Journal of the American Medical Women's Association, 44(1), 18-20. PMID: 2926089.

Wahls, T. L., Haugen, T. & Cram, P. Risk of Delayed Treatment Due to Missed Results. (Vols. 21). (S4), pp. 1-283. Journal of General Internal Medicine.