Richard A. Wright
Richard Wright, M.D. joined the faculty at the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1978 and has been an active full-time faculty member, serving as Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Executive Vice Chair for the Department of Medicine, as well as Division Chief and Fellowship Training Program Director in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition throughout his 31 years of service.
He has participated in numerous national/international visiting professorships and hosted over 60 teaching program directorships, including biannual medical alumni symposia, and founded the University of Louisville Mini Medical School, a monthly two-hour CME conference.
Dr. Wright lectures extensively on issues related to gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition.
His research interests include GERD, esophagocardiac reflexes, gastrointestinal motility, and functional bowel disorders.
Dr. Wright has been active in multiple subspecialty societies and is a Fellow of the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA), American College of Gastroenterology (ACG), and American College of Physicians (ACP).
Throughout his career, he has trained over 80 practicing gastroenterologists.
Dr. Wright received the President’s Distinguished Service Award for International Service in 2000 and the Master Teacher Award (Lifetime Achievement Award) in 2005 from the University of Louisville School of Medicine, He is active in alumni affairs, receiving the Alumni Service Award in 2005, and was a Fulbright Scholar (Lithuania) in 2003.
Dr. Wright, who is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology, serves on review boards of several journals and is the author of more than 80 scientific articles, abstracts, a book, and several book chapters.
He received his MD degree from the University of Pittsburgh and completed residency in internal medicine at Duke University Medical Center
He followed that with fellowships in psychosomatic medicine and gastroenterology at the University of California, San Francisco.