R. Scott WrightMD, FACC, FESC, FAHA
R. Scott Wright, MD, FACC, FESC, FAHA, is Professor of Medicine and consultant in cardiology in the Coronary Care Unit at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, MN. He received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, and then moved to the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in Rochester for internship and residency in Internal Medicine, fellowship in Cardiovascular Diseases, and research training. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and Chilean Society of Cardiology.
Dr Wrights research focuses on patients with acute coronary syndromes (ACS) as active investigator in clinical trial and database studies. His work in renal failure in ACS, and the role of statins and modulators of the inflammatory-atherothrombotic cascade and troponins in ACS is ongoing and led to the publication of numerous journal articles. He is currently examining pleiotropic roles of statins in ACS through translational investigations in the Mayo Coronary Care Unit. He has participated in several clinical trials and in PRINCESS, an international randomized trial testing early statin therapy after myocardial infarction. Dr Wright has advised members of Congress on healthcare reform, is on the Minnesota Healthcare Transformation Task Force, and was appointed to the American College of Cardiology’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on healthcare reform.