Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Vonda Wright is assistant professor of orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

As an orthopedic surgeon, she treats patients of all ages and skill levels with activity-related musculoskeletal injuries. One of only a few female Orthopedic surgeons in the country, Dr. Wright’s research specializes in sports medicine for athletes over 40. She is the creator and director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA); a one of a kind program for maximizing the performance and minimizing injury in recreational exercisers over 40 and elite masters athletes alike.

As a member of the Sports Medicine Faculty, Dr. Wright focuses on arthroscopy of the hip, shoulder and knee and performs more than 250 musculoskeletal surgeries per year. Her award winning basic science and clinical research has resulting in multiple grants, presentations and peer -reviewed publications.

You will also find Dr. Wright standing on the sidelines of the NCAA Div I University of Pittsburgh Panther Soccer, Baseball and Women’s Basketball teams serving as their Sports Surgeon or at the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre caring for elite artist athletes.

Dr. Wright completed a fellowship in sports medicine and upper extremity at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City and her residency in Orthopedic Surgey at the University of Pittsburgh.  She earned her medical degree from Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, her master’s degree in oncology nursing from Rush Presbyterian St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago, and her bachelor’s degree in biology from Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. A Chicago native, she now makes her home in Pittsburgh.

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