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John Wright, MD, FAAP
John Wright, MD, FAAP is a Fort Lauderdale native and has been practicing
pediatrics in the East Fort Lauderdale area since 1987.
After an undergraduate degree in chemistry from the
University of Florida, he trained at the University of
Miami’s School of Medicine and served a pediatric internship
and residency there. He serves as an adjunct faculty member
at UM and also teaches family practice residents and medical
students from Nova South East School of Osteopathic
Medicine, and nurse practitioner students from Florida
Atlantic University. Dr. Wright has published and lectured
on varied subjects including parenting, pediatric and
adolescent preventive health, obesity, domestic violence,
child maltreatment/mental health. Dr. Wright’s advocacy for
children include working with child drowning awareness, and
car seat safety through the National Safety Council, and he
was an advocate in promoting the State of Florida’s recent
adoption of a more advanced system for newborn metabolic
screening. He was the recipient of the Mr. Mom-2003 award
from Healthy Mother’s Healthy Babies, for chairing the Fetal
and Infant Mortality Review Team since 1996. He has also
served as chairman of the Departments of Pediatrics at Holy
Cross Hospital and Broward General Medical Center as well as
a past President of the Broward County Pediatric Society.
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