Thomas J. Nuckton, MD

Critical Care Physician

Dr. Tom Nuckton is a critical care physician based in San Francisco, CA.  In addition to caring for critically ill patients, he does research on a wide range of critical care topics, including immersion hypothermia.   His hypothermia research includes studies of the famous Alcatraz swimmers, who swim year-round in the San Francisco Bay without wetsuits.  Dr. Nuckton lectures widely to search and rescue organizations on immersions survival, hypothermia treatment, and drowning prevention.  His research has been cited in many other scientific papers and has been used to validate the immersion survival tables currently used by the United States Coast Guard.  He has appeared on National Geographic Television, and his research has been featured by the San Francisco Chronicle, Associated Press, Reuters, and other media outlets.