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Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery & Liver Transplantation

John Kelly Wright, Jr., MD, FACS

J. Kelly Wright, Jr., MD, Chief, Vanderbilt Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation

Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation
Surgical Director of Liver Transplantation, Vanderbilt Transplant Center

Dr. Wright’s clinical interests include transplantation of the liver, kidney and pancreas and treatment of benign and malignant disorders of the gastrointestinal system, including primary and metastatic liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, bile duct and gall bladder cancers, and treatment of portal hypertension.

Dr. Wright was recruited to Vanderbilt in 1990 to help start the Liver Transplant Program and continues as its Surgical Director. Dr. Wright is committed to quality, evidence-based, compassionate care of his patients, and exemplary mentorship to residents and medical students.

Education

  • 1977 B.S. (Physics) Vanderbilt University
  • 1981 M.D. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Training

  • 1981-1984, Residency in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 1984-1986, Robert R. Linton Research Fellowship in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 1986-1988, Residency in Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 1988-1989, Chief, West Surgical Service, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • 1989-1990, Clinical Fellowship in Transplantation Surgery, Massachusetts General Hospital
     

Dr. Wright’s CV is available in PDF format for information about his research, publications and presentations.

Contact Information for Dr. Kelly Wright:
Phone: (615) 936-0438 or (615) 936-0420
Fax: (615) 936-0435

Mailing Address:
Division of Hepatobiliary Surgery and Liver Transplantation
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
801 Oxford House
1313 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37232-4753

Medical Appointment Address:
The Vanderbilt Clinic building
1301 Medical Center Drive
General Surgery Clinic: Suite 3501, Third Floor
Nashville, TN 37232
Free Valet Parking in front of The Vanderbilt Clinic building entrance
 

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