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April 27, 2023: Peak Performance & Optimal Health from the Backyard to the Board Room – D


Peak Performance & Optimal Health from the Backyard to the Board Room – Dr. Vonda Wright

Hybrid Meeting – April 27, 2023




Dr. Wright is a double boarded, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine. She is an internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility harnessing innovative technology to provide integrative patient centered orthopedic sports surgery and wellness programming. Dr. Wright’s practice focuses on minimally invasive surgery for hip preservation, shoulder and knee reconstruction, cartilage restoration, orthobiologics, and the latest in injury prevention and performance optimization. In addition to surgery, Dr. Wright serves at the President of Hughston Orthopaedics Southeast and previously served as the founding Chief of Northside Hospital Orthopedic Institute Sports Medicine in Atlanta and the inaugural medical director of the University of Pittsburgh (UPMC) Lemieux Sports Center, home of the Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey organization.

As a team doctor, Dr. Wright serves athletes and active people of all ages and skill levels from the Division I football and olympic sport athletes of Georgia State University, the University of Pittsburgh, the Pens Elite developmental hockey teams, World Rugby 7’s and 10’s, Olympic track and field athletes, elite masters athletes and the players of the PGA tour championship, US Open and the professional dancers of the Atlanta and Pittsburgh ballet companies.

Dr. Wright is an accomplished researcher and author, speaks worldwide, and develops innovative programs for optimizing performance and minimizing injury from the ball field to the boardroom.

Dr. Wright’s specialties include:

  1. Adult and pediatric sports medicine

  2. Hip preservation for FAI, CAM, Labrum, and Gluteal injury

  3. Shoulder arthroscopy for Rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, and reconstruction

  4. Knee arthroscopy and complex reconstruction

  5. Cartilage reconstruction


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