Richard Wright MD

Richard Wright, MD

Cardiology

Accepting New Patients

About Richard Wright, MD 

Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, Richard F. Wright, MD is currently serving as President of the Pacific Heart Institute in Santa Monica, California. He previously served as Director of the Heart Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and on clinical faculty at a previous medical center. Dr. Wright has also served as President of the American College of Cardiology, California Chapter, and on the Medical Advisory Board at the Los Angeles Zoo, where he served as the Great Apes cardiologist.   

Dr. Wright co-authored the U.S. guidelines on managing patients with heart failure and is also a renowned lecturer. The American College of Cardiology in California has awarded him the coveted Specialist of the Year Award. California state peer surveys continually list him as one of the top cardiologists.  

Dr. Wright earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his internship at the LAC & USC Medical Center, followed by his residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. He completed his fellowship in Cardiology at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.   

Dr. Wright listened to my questions and concerns and explained everything clearly. He also made a specific plan for future healthcare needs which I found extremely helpful.

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Medical Service

Heart & Vascular

Locations

2001 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 280W,
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-7678

12555 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 303,
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310) 829-7678

Education

Medical School
Harvard Medical School
1977

Internship
LAC+USC Medical Center
1978

Residency
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1981

Fellowship
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Cardiology
1984

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Reviews

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  • 5
  • 303 Reviews
  • 54 Comments
  • 5
05/31/2022

All good

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  • 5
05/29/2022

Dr. Wright is everything one would want in a physician. Direct but thoughtful with an easy communication style and good bed-side manner.

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  • 5
05/25/2022

I have been seeing this doctor for many years and have always received good medical advice and personal attention to my issues.

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  • 5
05/16/2022

Dr. Wright and Pacific Heart Institute provides the best care anyone could ask for. They are excellent in every area.

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  • 5
05/15/2022

Explains carefully and answers questions thoroughly. Dr Wright is the best

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  • 5
05/14/2022

Dr Wright is very thorough and efficient.

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  • 5
05/07/2022

Dr Wright was one of the most competent and caring doctors I have seen in 89 years. He was superb in dealing with a complicated diagnosis in a clearly worried patient.

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  • 5
04/30/2022

All good experiences.

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  • 5
04/25/2022

Dr. Wright is a consummate professional. I wish all my other doctors were as thorough and caring as he is!

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  • 5
04/23/2022

Dr.Wright is very thorough and kind.

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