Dr. Eric Wright

Board certified plastic surgeon

Specializes in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, including face and body rejuvenation, breast surgery (augmentation, revision and reconstruction) and the surgical management of complex wounds.

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Leader in Arkansas Plastic Surgery

Dr. Eric J. Wright is a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, including face and body rejuvenation, breast surgery (augmentation, revision and reconstruction) and the surgical management of complex wounds.

An Arkansas native, Dr. Wright completed his undergraduate degrees at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville graduating summa cum laude. He then obtained his medical degree at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences graduating as a Barton Scholar with the highest GPA and as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.

Dr. Wright completed a six-year integrated plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the prestigious Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, California. During his residency, Dr. Wright trained with nationally recognized aesthetic and reconstructive surgeons. He continued his extensive plastic and reconstructive training in an aesthetic and reconstructive breast fellowship at the historic teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. During this time, Dr. Wright served as a plastic surgery clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Wright’s additional year of fellowship training allowed him to acquire the most progressive techniques being used today in breast cancer reconstruction and revision surgery following breast augmentation. With his extensive plastic and reconstructive surgery training, Dr. Wright returned to central Arkansas were he was an Assistant Professor of Surgery at UAMS before transitioning to private practice in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Dr. Wright has authored over 30 textbook chapters and manuscripts regarding aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, including topics such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, breast reconstruction, migraine surgery and resident education. He has also presented over 20 lectures at national and international meetings and currently serves on the educational committee for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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Dr. Wright has authored over 30 textbook chapters and manuscripts regarding aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, including topics such as facelifts, rhinoplasty

 

EMPLOYMENT
Wright Plastic Surgery, PA 2/2018-Current
Little Rock, AR
Assistant Professor of Surgery 8/2016-1/2018
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Department of Surgery
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Plastic Surgery Clinical Instructor 7/2015-6/2016
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
EDUCATION
Reconstructive/Aesthetic Breast Fellowship 7/2015-6/2016
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
Clinical Fellow – Harvard Medical School
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency 7/2010-7/2015
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
General Surgery Internship 7/2009-6/2010
Department of Surgery
Stanford University Medical Center
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine 8/2005-5/2009
Doctor of Medicine, Honors in Surgery Research
University of Arkansas 2005
Bachelor of Science, Honors in Biology
Cum Laude
University of Arkansas 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Spanish
University of Arkansas 2004
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Honors in Poultry Science
Summa Cum Laude
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Plastic Surgery Board Certified # 112198
EXAMINATIONS
Oral Boards – Passed, 90th percentile, November 2017
Written Boards – Passed 99th Percentile, October 2015
INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE
Laub Fellowship, International Medical Mission Feb-15
Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University
Nagercoil, India
Microsurgery Rotation Nov-13
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkhou, Taiwan
Laub Fellowship, International Medical Mission Nov-12
Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University
Guanajuato, Mexico
University of Costa Rica Spring 2005
Puntarenas, Costa Rica
University of Puebla, School of Languages Summer 2002
Puebla, Mexico
HONORS/AWARDS
The R.K. Daniel Resident Award, 5th Annual Resident Paper April 24th, 2014
Competition. The Rhinoplasty Society 19th Annual Meeting
San Francisco, CA
Best Poster Presentation Award – “Cleft Lip Standarized Patient April 15th, 2014
Examinations: The Role in Plastic Surgery Resident Education”
Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University
7th Annual Stanford Plastic Surgery Research Symposium
Troxel Fellowship, Health Policy Advocacy 9/1/13
Division of Plastic Surgery, Stanford University
Washington, D.C.
UAMS Dean’s List 2005-2009
Alpha Omega Alpha, UAMS Junior Year Inductee 2008
League of United Latin American Citizens Volunteer Award 2008
Poster Presentation Winner, UAMS Student Research Week 2007
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society 2005
Golden Key International Honor Society 2004
Alpha Zeta Honor Society 2004
John W. White Outstanding Student Award 2004
Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural Food and Life Sciences
ORAL PRESENTATIONS
“Current Trends in Breast Reconstruction Techniques” Eric J. Wright. June 10th, 2017
Arkansas Operating Room Nurses Annual Meeting. Little Rock, AR
“Wound Management” Eric J. Wright. Connection Across Professions May 2nd, 2017
Teleconference, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Little Rock, AR
“Cosmetic Surgery Complications” Eric J. Wright. Connection Across November 1st, 2016
Professions Teleconference, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
“Migraine Surgery” Eric J. Wright. Grand Rounds, Department of October 26th, 2016
Neurology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
“Wound Healing” Eric J. Wright. Grand Rounds, Department of Surgery August 16th, 2016
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR
“Longitudinal 3D Analysis of the Aging Face” May 24th, 2015
Eric J. Wright, Rory McGoldrick, Chris Davis, Mingsha Zhou, David Kahn.
California Society of Plastic Surgery Annual Meeting. Monterey CA
“Morphometric Analysis of Skeletal Facial Aging: A Longitudinal Study” May 16th, 2015
Eric J. Wright, Rory McGoldrick, Chris Davis, Mingsha Zhou, David Kahn.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Annual Aesthetic Meeting
Montreal, Canada
“Outcomes of Combining Simultaneous Fractional Laser April 28th, 2015
Resurfacing and Surgical Rhytidectomy” Eric J. Wright,
Steve Struck. 8th Annual Stanford Plastic Surgery Research Symposium
“Morphometric Analysis of Skeletal Facial Aging: A Longitudinal Study” April 28th, 2015
Eric J. Wright, Rory McGoldrick, Chris Davis, Mingsha Zhou, David Kahn.
8th Annual Stanford Plastic Surgery Research Symposium
“Medical Tourism: the future of health care?” Stanford Plastic December 16th, 2014
Surgery Grand Rounds. Palo Alto, CA
“Cleft Lip Standardized Patient Examinations: The Role in Plastic May 26th, 2014
Surgery Resident Education.” Eric J. Wright, Rohit K. Khosla,
Lori Howell, Gordon K. Lee. California Society of Plastic Surgery
Annual Meeting. Newport Beach, CA
“Facelift Combined with Simultaneous Fractional Laser April 26th, 2014
Resurfacing: Outcomes and Complications.” Eric J. Wright,
Steve Struck. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Annual Aesthetic Meeting. San Francisco, CA
“Rhinoplasty Education using a Standardized Patient Encounter.” April 24th, 2014
Eric J. Wright, Rohit K. Khosla, Lori Howell, Gordon K. Lee.
The Rhinoplasty Society 19th Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA
“Objective Standardized Clinical Exams – The Role in Plastic Surgery April 15th, 2014
Residency Education.” Eric J. Wright, Gordon K. Lee. 7th Annual
Stanford Plastic Surgery Research Symposium
“Fully Integrating Objective Standardized Clinical Exams April 8th, 2014
(OSCEs) and Standardized Patients in Plastic Surgery Residency
Education.” Eric J. Wright, Gordon K. Lee. American Association
of Plastic Surgery 2014 Annual Meeting. Miami, FL
“Outcomes of Combining Simultaneous Fractional Laser April 5th, 2014
Resurfacing and Surgical Rhytidectomy” Eric J. Wright,
Steve Struck. American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery 34th
Annual Conference. Phoenix, AZ
“Internal Mammary Lymph Node Biopsy During Microsurgical January 12th, 2014 Reconstruction: Should this be Routine?” Eric J. Wright, Arash Momeni,
Gordon K. Lee. American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery Annual
Meeting 2014. Kauai, HI
“Excision and Reconstruction of Massive Scrotal Lymphedema.” October 25th, 2012
Simon Conti, JJ Liu, EJ Wright, et al. Western Section American
Urological Association 88th Annual Meeting. Kona, HI
“Cardiac Transplant Outcomes in Pediatric Patients with Preformed April 22nd, 2007
Anti-HLA Antibodies and/or Positive Retrospective Crossmatch.”
Eric J. Wright, Robert DB Jaquiss. The International Society
for Heart and Lung Transplant Meeting. San Francisco, CA
“Cardiac Transplant Outcomes in Patients with Preformed Anti-HLA September 15th, 2006
Antibodies.” Eric J. Wright, Robert DB Jauqiss 39th Southeast
Pediatric Cardiology Society Meeting. Atlanta, GA
“UL41/US3 Gene Products Role in MHC-I Downregulation in MDV-1 April 14th 2004
Infected Cells.” Eric J. Wright, Mark Parcells. Arkansas Undergraduate
Research Conference. Arkadelphia, AR
POSTER PRESENTATIONS
“Cleft Lip Standardized Patient Examinations: The Role in Plastic April 15th, 2014
Surgery Resident Education.” Eric J. Wright, Rohit K. Khosla,
Lori Howell, Gordon K. Lee. Stanford Plastic Surgery Annual
Research Conference. Stanford, CA
“Cleft Lip Standardized Patient Examinations: The Role in Plastic March 27th, 2014
Surgery Resident Education.” Eric J. Wright, Rohit K. Khosla,
Lori Howell, Gordon K. Lee. 71st Annual Meeting of the American Cleft
Palate-Craniofacial Association. Indianapolis, IN
“Cardiac Transplant Outcomes in Pediatric Patients with Elevated PRA.” April 20th, 2007
UAMS Student Research Week Poster Presentation.
PUBLICATIONS
Gfrerer, L, Hulsen J, McLeod M, Wright EJ, Austen W. “Migraine Surgery: An all or nothing phenomenon? Prospective Evaluation of Surgical Outcomes.” Ann Plast Surg. 2018 in press
Wright EJ, Khosla RK, Howell L, Lee GK. “Rhinoplasty Education Using a Standardized Patient Encounter” Arch Plast Surg. 2016 Sept;43(5):451-6
Wright EJ, Momeni A, Kraneburg UM, Otake LR, Echo A, Lee T, Buchanan EP, Lee GK. “Clinical Significance of Internal Mammary Lymph Node Biopsy During Microsurgical Breast Reconstruction: Review of 264 Cases” Plast. Reconstr. Surg. 2016 Jun;137(6):917e-22e
Wright EJ, Khosla RK, Howell L, Luan A, Lee GK. “Cleft Lip Standardized Patient Examinations: The Role in Plastic Surgery Resident Education” CPCJ 2015:Dec 31
Wright EJ, Struck S. “Facelift Combined with Simultaneous Fractional Laser
Resurfacing: Outcomes and Complications” J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg. 2015 Oct:68(10):1332-7
Liu C, Zhuang T, Momeni A, Luan J, Chung MT, Wright EJ, Lee GK. “Quality of Life and Patient Satisfaction after Microsurgical Abdominal Flap versus Staged Expander/Implant Breast Reconstruction: a critical study of unilateral immediate breast reconstruction using patient-reported outcomes instrument BREAST-Q” Breast Cancer Res Treat 2014 Jul;146(1):117-26
Liu C, Momeni A, Zhuang Y, Luan J, Chung M, Wright EJ, Lee GK. Outcome of Expander/Implant Versus Microsurgical Abdominal Flap Breast Reconstruction: A Critical Study of 254 Cases. Ann of Surg Oncol. 2014 Jun;21(6):2074-82
Wright EJ. Book Review: The Art of Microsurgical Hand Reconstruction, editor David Slutsky. J Hand Surg 2013 Sept;38A(9):1863-4.
Wright EJ, Garza RM, Wan DC. Hereditary sensory and autonomic neuropathy: case report and discussion. J Clin Med Case Reports 2013 April;(1):1-4.
Yuen JC, Wright E, Johnson LA, Culp WC. Hypothenar hammer syndrome: an update with algorithms for diagnosis and treatment. Ann Plast Surg 2011 Oct;67(4):429-38.
Wright EJ, Fiser WP, Edens RE, Frazier EA, Morrow WR, Imamura M, Jaquiss RD. Cardiac transplant outcomes in pediatric patients with pre-formed anti-human leukocyte antigen antibodies and/or positive retrospective crossmatch. J Heart Lung Transplant 2007 Nov;26(11): 1163-9.
BOOK CHAPTERS
Wright, EJ, Lee GK, Boneti C, Vasconez L, De La Torre J. Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy and Breast Reduction Mammoplasty. Elsevier 2018. In press
Wright, EJ, Austen Jr. WG. Surgical Management of Migraines. Diagnosis and Management of Head and Face Pain: A Practical Approach. Springer 2018.
Wright, EJ, Austen Jr. WG. Surgical Technique of Migraine Surgery. Diagnosis and Mangement of Head and Face Pain: A Practical Approach. Springer 2018
Wright EJ, Colwell A. Direct to Implant Breast Reconstruction. Operative Techniques in Plastic Surgery. 1st Edition. Wolters Kluwer 2018.
Wright, EJ, Austen Jr. WG. Face and Neck Lift. Scientific American Plastic Surgery. 1st Edition. 2018. In press.
Gruber RP, Wang F, Wright EJ. Secondary Rhinoplasty. Dallas Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 4th Edition. CRC Press;2018.
Wright EJ, Lee GK. Autologous Tissue Breast Reconstruction. The Textbook of Complex General Surgical Oncology. Mcgraw-Hill; 2018.
Arusoo T, Wright EJ, Kahn D. Neurocranium and Facial Skeleton. Anatomical Basis of Plastic Surgery of the Face, Head and Neck, 1st Edition. Theime Medical; Nov. 2015
Paro, J, Wright EJ, Chen T, Lee GK. Reconstructive Challenges in Leiomyosarcoma. Leiomyosarcoma: Risk Factors, Diagnosis and Treatment Options. NOVA;2014
Wright EJ, Paro J, Gupta D, et al. Blood Supply: Clinical Significance in Wound Healing and Surgery. Advances in Medicine and Biology. NOVA: Volume 73;2013.
Paro JA, Gupta D, Wright EJ, et al. Complex Abdominal Wall Reconstruction: Comparing Primary Closure, Biologic and Synthetic Meshes. Abdominal Wall Defects: Prevalence, Surgical Management Strategies and Clinical Care Outcomes. NOVA;2013.
ABSTRACTS
Wright EJ, Lee GK. “Fully Integrating Objective Standardized Clinical Exams (OSCEs) and Standardized Patients in Plastic Surgery Residency Education” Plast Reconstr Surg 2014 Apr;133(2 Suppl)
BASIC SCIENCE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Influences in Outcome of Pediatric Orthotopic Heart Transplantations 2006-2007
Department of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Honors Undergraduate Research in Molecular Virology 2003-2004
Honors Thesis, University of Arkansas
“Roles of Virion-host Shut-off Protein (vhs, UL41 gene product) and US3-encoded Protein Kinase in Major Histocompatability Class I (MHC-I) Downregulation in Marek’s Disease Virus (MDV)-infected Cells”
COMMITTEES
American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2014-2018
Resident and Fellows Committee
California Society of Plastic Surgery Strategic Planning Committee 2014
Resident Member
JOURNAL MANUSCRIPT REVIEW
Aesthetic Surgery Journal – Manuscript Reviewer 2015-current
ORGANIZATIONS
American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery – Candidate Member
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery – Candidate Member
American Society of Plastic Surgeons – Active Member