Craig Wright, M.D.

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in New Jersey

Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised. He attended Passaic Valley High School and, having recently completed orthopaedic surgery training, he is excited to return home to his community and begin his orthopaedic surgery practice.

Dr. Wright specializes in orthopaedic traumatology and direct anterior hip replacement surgery. He recently completed the Kuntscher Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship at the University of Louisville, the nation’s first and one of its busiest Level 1 trauma centers. While in Louisville he obtained comprehensive exposure to the management of long bone and pelvic ring injuries, gaining expertise in treating patients from the time of injury to the planning of fracture stabilization and post-operative care. He also honed his skills as a hip replacement surgeon under the tutelage of Dr. Jonathan Yerasimides, one of the nation’s busiest hip replacement surgeons and a foremost authority on the direct anterior approach total-hip replacement.

Dr. Wright completed his residency training in orthopaedic surgery at Seton Hall University-St Joseph’s Regional Medical Center where he served as Chief Resident, and attended medical school at Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School. Prior to medical school, Dr Wright graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a 4 year varsity wrestler for one the country’s premier combination athletic & academic institutions.

Dr. Wright has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as book chapters and surgical technique videos on orthopaedic injuries and their management. Dr. Wright’s specific research interests are in the surgical managementand outcomes of long bone fractures and pain management following musculoskeletal injury. Dr. Wright is an active member of the Orthopaedic Trauma Society and the AO Trauma Foundation.

Dr. Wright currently resides in Bloomfield, NJ with his wife Kaci.

Education

Undergraduate: University of Pennsylvania, BA with honors

Medical School: Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School, MD

Residency: Seton Hall University-St. Joseph’s Regional Medical Centers, orthopaedic surgery

Fellowship: University of Louisville, orthopaedic trauma surgery

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