Heather Wright, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology
Locations

Memorial Division of Breast Surgical Oncology

12235 Pines Boulevard
Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

954-265-2439

954-965-6388

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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.

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Education

Residency

University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine, 2004, Surgery

Fellowships

Cleveland Clinic Hospital, 2005, Surgical Oncology

Certifications

American Board of Surgery-Surgery

Awards, Achievements, and More

Publications

Research

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

Professional Organizations

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

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

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