Dr. Wright is a surgeon who specializes in minimally invasive techniques for gastric and esophageal surgery.
My mission is to individualize care for each patient based on each patient’s goals and disease process. Patient education is very important to me, and I try to ensure that patients and families have all of the information needed to make important decisions about their health care.
Gastric and esophageal surgery, with a specific interest in advanced minimally invasive techniques
- Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine
- MD: University of Louisville
- Bachelor’s Degree: Williams College
- Residency: University of Wisconsin
- Fellowship: University of Washington
Andrew Wright, MD, was drawn to medicine because of his fundamental desire to help people improve their health and quality of life, “combined with my underlying love of biology and science,” he said.
Dr. Wright is a cancer survivor himself, and knows how important it is to combine leading-edge technology with the compassion and understanding that should be the foundation of any cancer care.
“My primary research is in patient safety, healthcare education, and medical simulation at the Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies. “I also have a research interest in advanced surgical technology, working with the Biorobotics Laboratory in the School of Engineering,” Dr. Wright said. Looking to the future, Wright see the most hope in medicine in the continued growth in understanding individualized therapy based on a better understanding of tumor biology. Outside of work, Dr. Wright plays soccer weekly, skis every chance he can get, and practices yoga. “I also read voraciously and enjoy spending time with my family,” he said.