FELLOWSHIP-TRAINED BREAST SURGEON JOINS THE CENTER FOR RESTORATIVE BREAST SURGERY AND THE WORLD-RENOWNED ST. CHARLES SURGICAL HOSPITAL
The Center for Restorative Breast Surgery (CRBS) and the St. Charles Surgical Hospital (SCSH), the only hospital in the world dedicated to breast reconstruction for women facing breast cancer, have announced that triple-board-certified breast surgical oncologist and plastic surgeon. Dr. Mary Jo Wright has joined their world-renowned practice. Dr. Wright will work with the team of reconstructive surgeons including Dr. David Cabiling, Dr. Frank DellaCroce, Dr. Stacy Henderson, Dr. Scott Sullivan, Dr. Christopher Trahan, Dr. M. Whitten Wise and surgical oncologist team Dr. Karl Ordoyne and Dr. Alan Stolier.
“Dr. Wright brings vast practical experience and compassion for her patients to our practice,” said Dr. Scott Sullivan, Co-founder of the Center for Restorative Breast Surgery and St. Charles Surgical Hospital. “Her passion to restore their self-image and confidence has helped so many women feel whole again.” Dr. Wright graduated from Vanderbilt University in Nashville and received her medical degree from the St. Louis University School of Medicine in Missouri. She completed an internship and residency in general surgery at LSU Medical Center in New Orleans before serving three fellowships—trauma/critical care at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, breast cancer surgery at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in New York, and plastic and reconstructive surgery at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Wright also served in the United States Army Reserve during Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom and served as Commander of the 1st Forward Surgical Team in Iraq in 2003. Later, in 2009, she served as Chief of Surgery of the 945th Forward Surgery Team while on active duty in the United States Army. She resigned from the military with the rank of Colonel.
Following her military service, Dr. Wright worked in private practice in El Paso, Texas, and most recently, Anchorage, Alaska. She has also served as an Associate Professor of Surgery at Tulane Health Sciences Center and LSU Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Wright submitted articles for publication in medical journals, including Journal of Clinical Oncology and Journal of Trauma. She published other papers and educational modules and made presentations at national and international meetings. She is a member of numerous scientific and medical societies, including American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Breast Surgeons, American Society of Breast Diseases, Society of Surgical Oncologists, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Association for Academic Surgery, American Association for Surgery of Trauma, Association for Surgical Education, New Orleans Surgical Society, an Associate of Women’s Surgeons and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons. In 2003, Dr. Wright received a Bronze Star Medal and five honorary military coins from the United States Army for her meritorious service. She also received the American Cancer Society Spirit Award.