Professor of Medicine
Division
Infectious Diseases

Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

VUMC Chief of Staff for Adult Ambulatory Services for Davidson County

Professional Bio

Patty W. Wright, MD, is a Professor of Medicine within the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  

She completed an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is an active clinician at VUMC with a focus in the treatment of orthopedic infections. Dr. Wright has served in many key roles while on faculty at VUMC, including medical director of the Infectious Diseases Clinic (2002-2012), program director of the Infectious Diseases Fellowship Training Program (2007-2015), director of the Adult Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (2009-2016), associate division director for clinical affairs for the Division of Infectious Diseases (2013-2021), executive medical director for the Medicine Patient Care Center (2013-2018), and executive medical director for the Vanderbilt Specialty Pharmacy (2015-2021).  

Dr. Wright currently serves as the VUMC Chief of Staff for Adult Ambulatory Services in Davidson County. She has co-authored multiple manuscripts in infectious diseases, with a focus on antimicrobials, fungal infections, and orthopedic infections. Dr. Wright has served many key leadership roles in national organizations, including as the Association of Specialty Professors President (2016-2017), a member of the Alliance of Academic Internal Medicine Board of Directors (2015-2018), and co-director of the Infectious Diseases Society of America Vincent A. Andriole Infectious Diseases Board Review Course (2014-2021).

Education

MD - University of Alabama - 1997
Internship - Internal Medicine - University of Alabama - 1998
Residency - University of Alabama - 2000
Fellowship - Infectious Diseases - University of Alabama - 2002

Publications