Wendy L. Wright, MD

Wendy Wright

Wendy L. Wright, MD, FCCM, FNCS
Associate Professor, Departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery
Associate Chief, Neurology Clinical Service
Medical Director, Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit 

Emory University Hospital - Midtown
550 Peachtree Street NE
Davis-Fisher 3245-E
Atlanta, GA 30308


Dr. Wendy L. Wright graduated with a BS in Neuroscience from Texas Christian University and received her MD from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. She began her post-graduate work with an Internship in Internal Medicine at the University of Maryland where she also completed her residency in Neurology, serving as Chief Resident from 2001-2002. In 2002, Dr. Wright joined Johns Hopkins Hospital for her Neurocritical Care Fellowship, serving on the faculty there until just prior to her move to Emory in 2005.

Dr. Wright is a neurosurgeon and Board-certified in Neurology and Vascular Neurology, and her academic interests include patient safety and physician advocacy.

Areas of Clinical Interest:

  • aneurysm-brain
  • brain injury
  • cerebral edema
  • critical care medicine
  • head Injury
  • stroke



  • Polly D, Asbury WH, Webb A, Wright WL.  Incidence of ventilator-associated pneumonia in neuro-critical care patients prescribed a histamine2 receptor antagonist versus proton pump inhibitors for stress ulcer prophylaxis. (In submission) 
  • Webb A, Kolenda J, Martin K, Wright W, Samuels O. The effect of intraventricular administration of nicardipine on mean cerebral blood flow velocity measured by transcranial Doppler in the treatment of vasospasm following aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.  Neurocrit Care 2010;12(2):159-64.
  • Wright WL.  The Obama presidency: implications for stroke care.  Int J Stroke 2009 Aug 4(4): 264-5.
  • Wright WL, Asbury WH, Gilmore JL, Samuels OB.  Conivaptan for the treatment of euvolemic hyponatremia in the neurocritical care unit.  Neurocrit Care 2009; 11(1):6-13.

Review Articles:

  • Wright WL.  Sodium and fluid manipulation in neurologic injury.  Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep 2012 12(4):466-73.
  • Wright WL. 2007 Multimodal monitoring in the ICU: When could it be useful? Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2007;261(1-2):10-5
  • Wright WL, Geocadin RG.  2006. Postresuscitative intensive care: neuroprotective strategies after cardiac arrest. Seminars in Neurology.  2006;26(4):396-402.

Book Chapters:

  • Wright WL. “Administrative and Management Principles and Techniques,” in The Practice of Neurocritical Care, edited by J. Claude Hemphill, Alejandro A. Rabinstein and Owen B Samuels. The Neurocritical Care Society, 2015
  • Wright WL. “Ischemic Stroke,” in Handbook of ICU EEG Monitoring, edited by Suzette Laroche; Springer Publishing, 2013. 
  • Wright  WL. “Administration and Business Management,” in NCS Board Review Course Book, 2011.
  • Wright WL.  “Administration and Business Management,” in NCS Board Review Course Book, 2010.
  • Wright WL. “Ethical Issues and Withdrawal of Life-sustaining Therapies,” in Handbook of Neurocritical Care, edited by Anish Bhardwaj and Marek Mirski. Springer, NY, pp247-264, 2010.
  • Wright WL, Rigamonte D.  “Nervous system trauma,” in Cerebrospinal Fluid, Edited by David Irani; Saunders, pp249-256, 2008.
  • Wright WL. “Brain Abscesses and Parameningeal Infections,” in Current Therapy in Neurologic Disease, 7th Edition, Edited by Richard T. Johnson et al.; CV Mosby, pp169-172, 2005.
  • Wright WL. “Encephalopathy,” in Handbook of Neurocritical Care (Current Clinical Neurology Series), edited by Anish Bhardwaj et al.; Humana Press, pp 19-30, 2004.
  • Wright WL. “Nutrition”, in Handbook of Neurocritical Care (Current Clinical Neurology Series), edited by Anish Bhardwaj et al.; Humana Press, pp 273-294, 2004.