Jonathan L. Wright, MD, MS

Jonathan L. Wright, MD, MS
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Jonathan L. Wright, MD, MS

  • Physician, Fred Hutch
  • Associate Professor, Department of Urology, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Urology Clinic at UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
  • Paul H. Lange, MD Endowed Professorship in Urological Oncology, UW Medicine


“My goal is to provide the highest level of medical and surgical care in a compassionate environment where each patient is an active member of the team.”

— Dr. Wright

Why did you decide to become a doctor?

A mentor in college actually discouraged me from becoming a doctor. She said it required so many sacrifices that I should only do it if I couldn’t see myself doing anything else. So, for a few years, I pursued a career in biotech. While working at my first job after college, I volunteered at a free STD clinic at the local hospital. There, I witnessed the impact that doctors could make — and that clinched it for me. I realized that I truly couldn’t see myself doing anything else. The next thing I knew, I was applying to medical school.

SCCA Bladder Multispecialty Clinic with Dr. Johnathan J. Wright

What is your approach to care?

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.

Provider Background

Area of Clinical Practice
Genitourinary cancers

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.

Diseases Treated



Education, Experience and Certifications

Undergraduate Degree
Boston College

Medical Degree
University of Washington School of Medicine

University of Washington, Urology

University of Washington, Urologic Oncology

Board Certification
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.

Clinical Trials

We make promising new treatments available to you through studies called clinical trials led by Fred Hutch physicians. Many of these trials at Fred Hutch have led to FDA-approved treatments and have improved standards of care globally. Together, you and your physician can decide if a study is right for you.

Find a Clinical Trial Led by Dr. Wright


Many of our Fred Hutch physicians conduct ongoing research to improve standards of patient care. Their work is evaluated by other physicians and selected for publication to the United States National Library of Medicine, the largest medical library in the world. See scientific papers this Fred Hutch physician has written.

View Dr. Wright's Publications

Your Care Team

At Fred Hutch, you receive care from a team of providers with extensive experience in your disease. Your team includes doctors, a patient care coordinator, a registered nurse, an advanced practice provider and others, based on your needs. You also have access to experts like nutritionists, social workers, acupuncturists, psychiatrists and more who specialize in supporting people with cancer or blood disorders.


Fred Hutch accepts most national private health insurance plans as well as Medicare. We also accept Medicaid for people from Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho. We are working to ensure that everyone, no matter what their financial situation, has access to the care they need.

For the Media

The Media Relations team at Fred Hutch is available to assist members of the news media who would like to arrange interviews with providers.

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