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David W Wright, MD

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Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Adjunct Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology Department of Biomedical Engineering

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David Wright, MD, is a tenured associate professor of emergency medicine and director, Emergency Neurosciences, Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. He joined the Emory University School of Medicine faculty in 1997. He received his MD at University of Alabama School of Medicine and completed his emergency medicine residency at University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Wright is actively involved in both the preclinical and clinical assessment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke. He is Principal Investigator (PI) of the NIH funded multicenter Phase III clinical trial, ProTECT™ (Progesterone for TBI, experimental clinical treatment) and serves as PI of the Emory hub for the NIH Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network and Co-PI of the Emory hub for the new NIH Stroke Network.

Another one of Dr. Wright’s goals is to transform healthcare through the development of advanced technologies, especially for neurological diseases. He is an adjunct faculty in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and works closely with an elite team of engineers at the Georgia Tech Research Institute where he participates in numerous concussion research and technology development endeavors. He is currently one of the top 3 NIH funded emergency medicine researchers in the United States.


Medical School, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
Internship, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Residency, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

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