Class: 1987Inducted: 2012
After graduating from APHS in 1987, Dr. Theodore Wright entered Princeton University as the recipient of a Lane Scholarship. Upon graduation in 1991, he entered the prestigious University of Virginia School of Medicine in Charlottsville,Virginia. While at the UVA Medical School, he was awarded the Academic Advancement Scholarship as well as the Lawson Education Scholarship, both of which he retained for the full four years of medical school.
After graduation from medical school in 1995, Dr. Wright commenced a short surgical residency at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York, followed by a 5 year general surgery residency at Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch, where he strengthened his Shore area roots. Dr. Wright impressed his instructors with his surgical expertise and dedication to his chosen profession. The next stop on his journey was a fellowship to study cardiopulmonary transplants at the University of California in San Francisco. This was followed by a cardio-thoracic surgery fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Dr. Wright next became a clinical instructor in cardiothoracic surgery at the University of California.
Dr. Wright has been a cardiac surgeon with Surgical Associates of Lexington Kentucky since 2005. He is affiliated with 8 hospitals in the Lexington area and is licensed in California and Wisconsin as well as in Kentucky. Dr. Wright is currently Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Joseph's Hospital in Lexington and is Board Certified in thoracic surgery. He is a member of the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation. He is married and lives in Lexington.