Dr. Jim Wright has served in a number of capacities in his career as an Air Force officer, pilot, surgeon, educator and researcher. His most recent role has been as an investigator in a national, multi-site clinical trial using hyperbaric oxygen for traumatic brain injury.
Dr. Wright is a 1974 graduate from the University of Chicago and completed surgical internship and residency at University of Chicago (1974 – 77) and UCLA (1977-79), respectively. He has completed fellowships as a Clinical and Research Fellow (Burns) at Harvard Medical School in the Shriners’ Burn Institute, Boston, 1975 (6 months) and Hyperbaric Medicine at Brooks Air ForceBase, TX, 1999 – 2000.
Dr. Wright was commissioned into the Air Force in 1982 (Captain) and served in several capacities. He retired February 1, 2010 (Colonel) and also served in the Air Force reserves.
Dr. Wright has published widely in the areas of surgery, plastic surgery, hyperbaric medicine and has supervised clinical research in the areas of predictors of success in Special Tactics selection and training of personnel.