Creighton Wright, MD Joins Mercy Health - Cincinnati as Vice President of Medical Affairs for West Hospital

(CINCINNATI; November 11, 2014) – Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Creighton Wright, MD has joined Mercy Health and will serve as Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mercy Health – West Hospital. Dr. Creighton will begin his new role on need date.

Dr. Wright, an extremely well-liked and respected Cincinnati physician, joins Mercy Health from his current position as President of Cardiac, Vascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Inc., which consists of eleven surgeons providing the full spectrum of cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery, and vascular diagnosis throughout Cincinnati.

Dr. Wright served as the Medical Director of Cardiovascular Services for The Health Alliance of Cincinnati from 2000-2003. He founded and continues to serve as Medical Director of the Cincinnati State Medical Ultrasound Diagnostic Vascular Program. Dr Wright is a Founding member of the Board of UC Health a multi-facility health system in Greater Cincinnati.

Dr. Wright joined the staffs of Christ Hospital and The Jewish Hospital in 1981 and served as Director of the Department of Surgery and Program Director for the General Surgery Residency at The Jewish Hospital from 1988-2002. The Jewish Hospital’s trustees elected him to the Board of Trustees and he has served on the Executive Committee of the Medical Staff and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. 

A native of Washington, D.C., Dr. Wright graduated from Duke University where he was an Angier B. Duke Scholar and an honor graduate, Alpha Omega Alpha, from Duke University Medical School. He completed his general and cardiovascular-thoracic surgical residencies at the University of Virginia before serving in Vietnam as a member of the Department of Surgery and Vascular Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Colonel Wright then served in the US Army Reserve as commander of the 73rd Combat Support Hospital and then  256th General Hospital USAR. He was Chief of Professional Services for the 803rd Medical Group at King Khalid Military City in Saudi Arabia during The Gulf War. He was awarded the Bronze Star and the Kuwait Liberation Medal and the Units under his professional guidance were awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation. Dr. Wright  has previously received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the National Defense Medal (with bronze star), the Southwest Asia Service Medal with two service stars, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, and the Humanitarian Service Medal. Dr. Wright attained his MBA from Xavier University.

Recognized as a scientist and educator, Dr. Wright has over 200 publications, including four books, to his credit. He has received awards for excellence in teaching at The University of Virginia, Georgetown University and The Jewish Hospital. The American Heart Association (AHA) recognized him with The Kaplan Visionary Physician Award and The Award of Excellence. Dr. Wright has received the Francis Service Award from the Friar’s Club and the FBI Director’s Community Leadership Award. He is a Fellow or Member of many professional societies and has been President of the Association for Academic Surgery, The William H. Muller Surgical Society, The Cincinnati Surgical Society, The Greater Cincinnati Vascular Society and the AHA of Southwest Ohio. He presently is President of the AHA Great Rivers Affiliate Board and Past-Chair of Leadership Development. Dr. Wright is in Who’s Who in America and several specialty Who’s Who listings. Dr. Wright has served on the faculties of The George Washington University, The University of Iowa, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences and currently is Professor of Clinical Surgery at The University of Cincinnati.