Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center Hosts Dr. Scott Wright

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center at Columbia University launched a Distinguished Speaker Series with the inaugural event on June 12th featuring Dr. Scott Wright, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins.

He discussed “Role Modeling and Clinical Excellence:  Interests of a Physician with Cerebral Palsy.”  A revered professor and mentor at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Wright has also been honored on a national level for developing innovative ways to transform medical education.  The Marilyn R. Lindenauer Distinguished Speaker Series highlights groundbreaking ideas and emerging technologies related to the care of patients with cerebral palsy.

About Dr. Scott Wright

Scott Wright is a professor in the Department of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He received his M.D. from McGill University and he then completed his internal medicine residency training at the Montreal General Hospital. After pursuing fellowship training at Hopkins, he joined the faculty in 1997.

Dr. Wright’s contributions to the field of medical education, through his own research and the mentoring of others, have been published in leading biomedical research journals. In recognition of his research accomplishments, Dr. Wright was elected to membership in the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Dr. Wright is the Deputy Director for Medical Education Research at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and he serves as the director of the medical education track of the GIM fellowship at Hopkins. He is also the research mentor for the Hospitalist Division at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Dr. Wright has been providing longitudinal primary care to patients in Baltimore since 1995 and he serves as a teaching attending on the inpatient general medical service. For his teaching efforts, he was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha. With colleagues, he launched the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Hopkins. Dr. Wright serves as Director of the Academy, which is committed to recognizing and promoting excellence in patient care.

About the Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center

The Weinberg Family Cerebral Palsy Center is the first of its kind on the East Coast. We are devoted to providing care to patients with cerebral palsy (CP) and their families, as well as guiding care during the transition from childhood to adulthood through an expanding network of adult care specialists knowledgeable about cerebral palsy and related disorders. As CP is a condition not limited to children, the Center seeks to expand both access to and knowledge of treatments and options for adults with cerebral palsy.