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Richard Wright earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and completed his medical residency and cardiology fellowships at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Wright served as Director of the Heart Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and on clinical faculty at UCLA.

He is currently:


  • Co-Director of the California Medicare Contractor Advisory Committee​

  • Chair, American College of Cardiology National Carrier Advisory Committee​

  • Cardiology Advisor, Medicare’s Relative Value Update Committee.


He has served as President of the American College of Cardiology, California Chapter, and on the Medical Advisory Board at the Los Angeles Zoo, where he served as the cardiologist for the Great Apes.


Dr. Wright is a renowned lecturer and was a co-author of the U.S. guideline on management of patients with heart failure. A recipient of the Specialist of the Year Award from the American College of Cardiology, California, he continues to be listed in peer surveys as one of the top cardiologists in the state.

Medical School: Harvard Medical School

Medical Residency: 

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Cardiology Fellowship: 

Brigham & Women's Hospital

Joined Pacific Heart in 1984.

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