Rick W. Wright, MD, the Jerome J. Gilden Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, has been chosen as second president-elect by members of the American Orthopaedic Association. The election was held in June at the association’s annual meeting in Seattle.
Wright will serve as the association’s 132nd president when he takes over the presidency in 2018 from the association’s current first president-elect, Regis J. O’Keefe, MD, PhD, the Fred C. Reynolds Professor and head of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the School of Medicine.
Wright specializes in sports-related injuries, with an emphasis on the use of arthroscopic surgical techniques to treat problems involving the knee, shoulder, foot and ankle. He is a founding member of the Multicenter Orthopaedic Outcomes Network, a sports medicine group studying knee injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament. He also is a principal investigator for the Multicenter ACL Revision Study.