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Rick W. Wright MD

Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Areas of Expertise

  • Adult Orthopaedics
  • Fractures
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedics
  • Sports Medicine


Vanderbilt Health Belle Meade
6002 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37205


  • English


  • Doctor of Medicine - University of Missouri- Columbia, 1988
  • Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1989
  • Residency - Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 1993

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2007

Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Dr. Wright has a wonderful bedside manner, he's the best at given knee injections
November 1, 2023
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I was absolutely impressed by the team and responsiveness. I had a student who gave a thorough exam that was more detailed than I have ever had on this injury. His diagnosis was similar to Dr Rick's which added another layer of confidence. The recommendations given by the team took into account my current lifestyle and work environment. The team coached me thru the cortisone injection and offered advice regarding the next 72 hours. Dr Rick's student spent time assisting me in downloading my previous X-rays which saved time and money. I have never had a team collaborate and work as diligently and efficiently as this and I have had 6 major surgeries and many minor ones. I would highly recommend Dr Rick and his team
October 2, 2023
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Really good care and ease of communication.
May 8, 2023
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Dr. Wright was incredible in explaining my diagnosis and possible treatment options. He grabbed a model of the knee to show me exactly where my ACL tear occurred. Further, the spent time showing me my MRIs and explaining my diagnosis in detail. When we weren't able to get on his surgery calendar in time, he referred me to a new surgeon that he trusts with his daughter.
March 15, 2023
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Dr Wright and I discussed how to best take care of my new knee. He was very thorough and listened to and answered my questions.
February 21, 2023
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We would definitely recommend *Dr. Wright & staff at Vanderbilt Health.
January 25, 2023
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Provider was very respectful. Easy to talk to.
January 2, 2023
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