George E. Wright, MD
Dr. Wright is associate professor of medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics and Chief of Service, Orthopaedics for Grady Memorial Hospital.
Area of Specialty: Orthopaedics Surgery
Dr. Wright joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 1993. Recognized for his exceptional dedication to teaching orthopedic residents, Dr. Wright earned the James Funk, MD Humanitarian Award in 2008. He has been named Emory ‘Teacher of the Year’ seven times and is renowned for modeling compassion and caring in Georgia’s future doctors.
My interests were in anatomy of the musculoskeletal system and physical function which integrates best to Orthopaedic Surgery. This correlates to skills needed for repair of injured muscles, bones and joints. I was in private practice at Piedmont Hospital for 15 years. During that time I was a volunteer at Grady covering hand surgery. I had the opportunity in 1993 to join the Emory University School of Medicine faculty and teach full time at Grady. This position allows me to provide quality care to the Grady patients and development of capable future Orthopaedic Surgeons.
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