Dr. Larry Wright has been named associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Northwest Regional Campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
Wright previously was the medical director at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. At UAMS, he will teach undergraduate and graduate medical education and serve as onsite physician for the geriatrics practice at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville.
“Dr. Wright is an exceptional physician who is dedicated to his patients and his students and residents. We are tremendously fortunate to bring Dr. Wright back to the UAMS family,” said Thomas Schulz, program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and associate professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine in Northwest Arkansas.
Wright served for 19 years as the first executive director of the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale. He also served as faculty of the UAMS Department of Geriatrics within the College of Medicine from 1999 to 2015.
He graduated from the UAMS College of Medicine and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Saint Louis University in St. Louis before completing a fellowship in geriatrics at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center in New Hyde Park, N.Y. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Geriatrics Society.