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Dr. Vonda Wright

2012 Speaker

Dr. Vonda Wright is an orthopedic surgeon and internationally recognized authority on active aging and mobility. She specializes in sports medicine and is one of only a few female orthopedic surgeons in the United States. Dr. Wright is 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. In addition to her surgical practice, Dr. Wright regularly appears on national TV shows including “Dr. Oz,” and “The Doctors.” She is frequently quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today and U.S. News & World Report, as well as in magazines such as Maxim, Prevention, Fitness, MORE, Runner’s World, Best Life, and Arthritis Today and numerous online publicationsDr. Wright speaks worldwide and has authored two mainstream books; “Fitness After 40: How to Stay Strong at Any Ageand “Guide to THRIVE: 4 steps to Body, Brains & Bliss.” Dr. Wright earned her Masters of Science at Rush University, her medical degree from the University of Chicago, completed a 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.