Drawing from more than 20 years of experience, Dr. Wright couples her clinical and research pedigree with her love of teaching to educate, inspire, motivate and entertain.
Dr. Vonda Wright is an orthopedic surgeon and internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility. She believes with mobility, smart nutrition and building relationships we can harness our own power to control 70% of our health and aging.
Dr. Wright specializes in sports medicine and is one of only a few female orthopedic surgeons in the United States. She currently serves as the inaugural Chief of Sports Medicine for the Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute. She is the founding director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA) and was the inaugural Medical Director of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex. Her pioneering research in mobility and musculoskeletal aging is changing the way we view and treat the aging process.
Dr. Wright speaks worldwide and has authored four mainstream books, “Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at 40, 50, 60 and Beyond”, “Guide to THRIVE: 4 steps to Body, Brains & Bliss”, “Younger in 8 Weeks”, and “Masterful Care of the Aging Athlete”. Her current writing projects include, "Playbook for Raising Healthy Athletes” and “LiveMORE”. In 2013, Dr. Wright ignited a national conversation on Women’s Health via her online and live conference series, Women’s Health Conversations, focused on educating and empowering smart savvy women to make the best health decisions for themselves and those they touch.
Dr. Wright regularly appears as a guest speaker on national TV shows including “Dr. Oz” and “The Doctors.” She is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and U.S. News & World Report, in magazines such as Maxim, Prevention, Fitness, MORE, Runner’s World, Best Life and Arthritis Today, and in numerous online publications.
Upcoming Speaking Engagements
C.E.O. Parent: How to Thrive during COVID19 and beyond
Forsyth Chamber of Commerce Virtual Women in Business Event
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