About Cam Wright, MD

Dr Wright graduated from the University of Michigan Phi Beta Kappa and the University of Michigan Medical School Alpha Omega Alpha. He did both his residencies at the MGH, first in Surgery and then in Thoracic Surgery. He is Board certified in both Surgery and Thoracic Surgery. Dr Wright is clinically active and sees new patients weekly. His clinical focus is on thoracic oncology (lung and esophageal cancer) , mediastinal tumors (thymomas), airway surgery (tracheal surgery) and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (PTE) for chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTEPH).

Dr Wright has served on several Boards and National Society committees, including the Chair of the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, a Director of the American Board of Surgery, as a Director of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, and as Chair of the STS General Thoracic Database.

Dr Wright has been elected to the Castle Connolly "Top Doctor" and the "Best Doctors" in Boston Magazine for many consecutive years.

Dr Wright also has a keen interest in quality and patient safety in surgery and Chairs the MGH Department of Surgery Quality Assurance committee.

Dr Wright served as a Colonel in the USAR and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Mass General Surgery: Thoracic Surgery
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: 617-726-2100

Mass General Thoracic Surgery at Southern New Hampshire Medical Center
8 Prospect St.
Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: 603-577-2000

Medical Education

  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Fellowship, Massachusetts General Hospital

American Board Certifications

  • Surgery, American Board of Surgery
  • Thoracic and Cardiac Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery

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My research is primarily related to outcomes of the patients I treat. I am especially focused on thymic tumors (both thymomas and thymic cancers) and participate in an international thymic tumor interest group (ITMIG). I have led the Society of Thoracic Surgeons General Thoracic Database for many years and have published extensively on outcomes based upon this robust national database and developed risk-models to predict and compare results. I also have a long-standing interest in surgery of the airway (tracheal stenosis, tracheal tumors and idiopathic laryngotracheal stenosis) and have published on early and late results.


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