Dr. Wright is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease and Clinical Lipidology (fat metabolism in health and disease). He was born in Manhattan and, thanks to his father’s father, can claim dual citizenship with Ireland. He completed a degree in Chemistry at Georgetown, obtained his MD at Mt. Sinai Medical School, performed his residency in Internal Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, and his cardiovascular fellowship at UCSD.
Dr. Wright has always had a passion for prevention. He founded and ran the LifeScore Clinic in La Jolla from 1999 to 2007, an innovative preventive care clinic for the early detection of disease. The Clinic offered various high speed CT scans of the heart, lungs, vascular system and abdomen. It was the first center in San Diego to offer CT coronary angiography and virtual colonoscopy. It also performed genetic testing and lipid testing. A database of over 20,000 patients was donated to UCSD Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, and over 30 papers have been published on this data.
From 2007 to 2012 Dr. Wright returned to the East Coast and joined a large cardiology group in Hyannis, MA. But the call of the west was strong, so he returned in 2012 and has been at Scripps Memorial Hospital since then.
In 2018 Dr. Wright published a book- Dr. Wright’s How Am I Guide? It is available on Amazon, and is a handy, easily read guide to all the major health issues that confront us in middle age, along with many pointers for healthy aging.
Dr. Wright is married to Tabita Wright, a radiologist (whom he met in France). He has 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren. He enjoys traveling, exercising, reading and film. He looks forward to helping the clients of Perlman Clinic to obtain lifelong health and wellness.