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Patty Wright MD

Patty W. Wright MD

Associate Director, Division of Infectious Diseases; Professor, Department of Medicine; Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

Patty W. Wright, M.D., is a Professor of Medicine within the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). Dr. Wright completed an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an active clinician at VUMC with a focus in the treatment of orthopedic infections. Dr. Wright has served in many key roles while on faculty at VUMC, including Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic (2002-2012), Program Director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program (2007-2015), Director of the Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (2009-2016), Associate Division Director for Clinical Affairs for the Division of Infectious Diseases (2013-present), Executive Medical Director for the Medicine Patient Care Center (2013-2018), and Executive Medical Director for the Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy (2015-present). She has co-authored 26 manuscripts in the area of infectious diseases, with a focus on antimicrobials, fungal infections, and orthopedic infections.  Dr. Wright is an active member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Association of Specialty Professors (ASP), and Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM). She has served many key leadership roles in these national organizations, including ASP President (2016-2017), AAIM Board of Directors (2015-2018), and co-director of the IDSA Vincent A. Andriole Infectious Diseases Board Review Course (2014-present).


Dr. Wright has no relevant disclosures.

Recent Contributions to PracticeUpdate:

  1. Protective Role of Intravesical BCG in COVID-19