Heather Wright, MD

Wright Heather
Specialties
Breast Surgical Oncology
Primary Office
Address 1150 North 35 Avenue
Suite 170
Hollywood, FL 33021
Alternate Location
Address 603 North Flamingo Road
Suite 157
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

About Me

Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology, Memorial Cancer Institute

 

I am a breast surgical oncologist at Memorial Healthcare System where I serve as the chief of Breast Surgical Oncology at Memorial Cancer Institute.

 

I grew up in the Appalachian mountains of Virginia, where both of my parents worked as pharmacists. Watching my parents make a difference in patients’ lives motivated me to pursue a career in medicine. During my surgical education, I loved working with breast cancer patients. Twenty years later, I am just as passionate about the field as I was during training.

 

A breast cancer diagnosis can affect many areas of a woman’s life, and it also impacts her family and loved ones. I believe in being very straightforward and honest with my patients and empowering them through education about their disease and treatment options.

 

I am humbled by the confidence that patients entrust in me and inspired by their resilience and ability to find beauty through adversity. It truly is a privilege to take part in their breast cancer journeys.

 

Throughout my career, I have published and presented on various topics regarding breast cancer and treatment, and I have been involved in various local and national medical organizations. Prior to joining Memorial in 2015, I served as director of the Comprehensive Breast Care Center at the Markey Cancer Center/University of Kentucky.

Related Medical Services

Education

Residencies
  • University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine, 2004, Surgery
Fellowships
  • Cleveland Clinic Hospital, 2005, Surgical Oncology
Certifications
American Board of Surgery-Surgery

Achievements

Publications

Awards

  • Recognition of Excellence in Student and Resident Teaching, 2014, 2012
  • Ward O’Griffin Surgery Teaching Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, 2006
  • Who’s Who in Higher Education

Professional Organizations

  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Kentucky Medical Association

Research

  • “Breast Cancer Services Project,” Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 2010, 2009

Presentations

  • “Breast Cancer: The Before and After,” Advance Practice Nursing/Regional Conference, 2013
  • Rally for a Cure Golf Outing, Frankfort Country Club, Lexington, Kentucky, 2011
  • Physician Advisory Group: Comprehensive Breast Care Center Improvements, 2011
  • “Breast Cancer Basics,” Women It’s All About You Conference, University of Kentucky, 2011
  • “Benign and Malignant Breast Disease: What You Need to Know,” 23rd Regional Conference Toward Excellence in Advance Practice Nursing/Regional Conference, 2011
  • “Breast Cancer Update,” Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives, Northern Kentucky Convention Center, 2011
  • “Ladies’ Night Out,” Rockcastle Regional Hospital, 2010
  • “A Practical Guide to Breast Cancer,” Grand Rounds, OB-GYN Department, University of Kentucky, 2010
  • “A Practical Guide to Breast Cancer,” CME, ARH Hazard, 2010
  • Invited Plastic Surgery Lecture, University of Kentucky, 2010
  • “Breast Cancer and Pregnancy,” UK Surgery Grand Rounds, 2009
  • “Breast Cancer and Treatment,” Plastic Surgery Conference, 2009
  • “A Practical Guide to Breast Cancer,” CME, Baptist Regional Hospital, 2009
  • “The Diagnosis and Pathophysiology of Breast Cancer,” 2009

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