Staff Profiles

Dr. Wendy Wright

Wendy Wright, MD

Wendy Wright, MD is the Medical Director of the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit at Emory University Hospital Midtown and an Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery.  Raised in Texas, Dr. Wright went to college in Fort Worth at Texas Christian University where she majored in neuroscience and minored in political science.  She attended medical school at the University of Maryland.  She did subspecialty training in neurocritical care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and was on faculty there before moving to Atlanta in June of 2005.  She is board certified in neurology, vascular neurology, and neurocritical care.  She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the Neurocritical Care Society on which she currently serves both on the Board of Directors and as the Chair of the Communications Committee, which oversees the Society's website and newsletter.  Her research is in sodium neurologic injury.  Other interests include patient safety and physician advocacy.  She is currently a student at Emory Law School pursuing a Juris Master degree.

Dr. Wright has made many appearances on CNN, CNN International, CNN Headline News, ABC News and the Weather Channel, as well as local news and radio channels.  She frequently provides commentary for ABCnews.com, CNN.com and the Associated Press.