Vonda Wright, MD
Chief – Northside Hospital Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Network, Atlanta, GA
Dr. Vonda Wright is a board certified orthopedic surgeon and internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility. She specializes in sports medicine and currently serves as the inaugural Medical Director of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, an innovative collaborative initiative between the UPMC Center for Sports Medicine and the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey organization.
Dr. Wright is the founding director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA) and her pioneering research in mobility and musculoskeletal aging is changing the way we view and treat the aging process.
Dr. Wright maintains a practice focusing on minimally invasive arthroscopic and reconstructive surgical techniques of the hip, shoulder and knee and treats athletes and active people of all ages and skill levels from high school to college, recreational, Olympic and professional players.
As a team doc, she was the head physician for the University of Pittsburgh Football team for 5 years and is currently the head team physician for 5 of the University of Pittsburgh Olympic teams, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, is a match physician for USA Rugby 7’s and the medical director of the Pittsburgh Triathlon.
Dr. Wright is a sought-after keynote speaker and speaks worldwide to audiences from academic to expo from community to boardroom. Coupling her clinical and research pedigree with her well-honed performance skills, her keynote addresses educate, inspire and motivate.
A national authority on healthy aging and Sports Medicine, Dr. Wright has given more than 200 media interviews in the last several years and regularly appears on national TV shows including “Dr. Oz” and “The Doctors, CBS Evening news, ABC Health News, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNN, Better TV, CBN, PBS and more than 50 local TV affiliate programs.
Dr. Wright serves on the national medical advisory boards for Sharecare, Inc, the Dr. Oz show, Arthritis foundation and Lake Nona.