Dr. Vonda Wright is an orthopedic surgeon and internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility. She is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, wrote 5 books, has appeared on 200 media interviews on shows such as “Dr. Oz” and “The Doctors,” and has her own podcast.
Dr. Wright specializes in sports medicine and currently serves as the inaugural Chief of Sports Medicine and Orthopedics for Northside Health System in Atlanta. An intra-preneur, Dr. Wright was the Inaugural Medical Director of the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex, a 158,000 sq ft integrated sports medicine and performance joint venture between UPMC and the 5x Stanley Cup Campion Pittsburgh Penguins, and the founding director of the Performance and Research Initiative for Masters Athletes (PRIMA). Her pioneering research in mobility and musculoskeletal aging is changing the way we view and treat the aging process.
-Making a difference in patient’s lives by helping people walk again. She discusses how orthopedic surgeons are gatekeepers of mobility to stave out chronic disease.
-We hear about her medical degree from the University of Chicago, residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and her fellowship in sports and shoulder surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.
-Dr. Scott Sigman asks, “How does an orthopedic surgeon in research become a public speaker?” Dr. Wright says surgeons should share their research to consumers and communicate in a way to help make a difference.
-Dr. Wright speaks worldwide and has authored five books; “Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Age” and “Guide to THRIVE: 4 steps to Body, Brains & Bliss,” “Younger in 8 weeks,” an “A Parents Playbook for Raising Healthy Athletes,” and “Masterful Care of the Aging Athlete.” Her books are available on Amazon.
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