I strive to live my life by the Golden Rule, and the same applies to the way I approach being a physician. If I were a patient, how would I want to be treated? How would I want to be spoken to? What things would I appreciate? I try to treat each person with compassion and patience, offering the personal attention that I would want a doctor to give me or my family. My favorite memories of interactions with patients are often initial consultations. Many people arrive at that first appointment feeling anxious, scared and uncertain. It’s heartening to see the transformation they go through over the course of the visit.
Area of Clinical Practice
Genitourinary cancers, urologic care
Urology includes both medical and surgical treatment. I focus on the oncology side of urology because I appreciate being able to offer both these aspects of care to people with genitourinary cancers. As a urologist with Fred Hutch, I screen people for tumors, perform biopsies, counsel patients about their treatment options, perform surgical removal of tumors and provide follow-up care and cancer surveillance. This gives me the opportunity to develop long-term relationships with my patients and their families, which is a great joy for me. I also co-host our annual event on Updates in Bladder and Urinary Tract Cancers for Patients and their Loved Ones.
My surgical work includes performing minimally invasive robot-assisted surgeries, such as robotic prostatectomies, robotic cystectomies, robotic partial nephrectomies and robotic inguinal lymph node dissections.
University of Washington School of Medicine
University of Washington, Urology
University of Washington, Urologic Oncology
Urology, 2011, American Board of Urology
MS, Epidemiology, University of Washington School of Public Health
Seattle Met's 2023 Top Doctors award
Dr. Wright has received this peer-nominated award for exceptional patient care for multiple years.
Seattle Magazine's 2021 Top Doctors Award
Dr. Wright has been recognized as a Top Doctor in this peer-nominated award multiple years in a row.
Castle Connolly America’s Top Doctors and America’s Top Doctors for Cancer
Dr. Wright received this national Top Doctor award in 2018.
UW School of Medicine’s 2016 Alumni Early Achievement Award
Dr. Wright received this award in June 2016 for significant contributions as a surgeon researcher.
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