Dr. R. Scott Wright is a Professor of Medicine and a Consultant in Cardiology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN USA. His work at Mayo Clinic has focused on Acute Coronary Syndromes, Preventive Cardiology and Clinical Trial design and research.
Dr. Wright graduated with his bachelor’s degree and his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Kentucky and did his post-medical school training in Internal Medicine, Clinical Investigation and Fellowship in Cardiovascular diseases at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN.
Professor Wright has authored over 100 original articles and book chapters in the field of cardiovascular medicine. He has worked on a large number of clinical trials and has been a member of the Steering Committee of many of them. He chaired the CCU Database for 8 years at Mayo Clinic leading efforts to analyze and publish Mayo Clinic’s experience in acute ischemic heart disease. He has also held a number of administrative roles within the Division of Cardiology at Mayo Clinic including Director of Marketing, Director of Outreach services and director of the Mayo Health System Cardiovascular Task Force. He has chaired an Institutional Review Board at Mayo Clinic for many years and also chairs the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Cardiovascular Task Force. He is currently the Senior IRB chair at Mayo Clinic and Director of the Human Research Protection Program.