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Dr. James Wright

Dr. James Wright is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon leading health system transformation as Chief of the OMA’s Economics, Policy and Research division.

Dr. Wright is the recipient of numerous awards such as the Order of Canada, the Kappa Delta Award of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and the inaugural President’s Award from SickKids. Dr. James Wright is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spent most of his career at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, where he served as chief of perioperative services and surgeon-in-chief. He was also was president of the Paediatric Specialties Association and chair of the Pediatric Surgical Chiefs of Canada. Since 2018, Dr. Wright has been the Chief of the OMA’s Economics, Policy and Research Division where he is leading health system transformation. Dr. Wright was a senior research fellow and professor of orthopaedics for two and a half years at Oxford University and has contributed to more than 240 peer-reviewed publications in The LancetThe New England Journal of MedicineJournal of the American Medical Association, and the British Medical Journal.

Speaking topics

Disorders and diseases

Children and youth

Health-care system

Specialty

Pediatrics

Orthopedic surgery

Location

Toronto

Online

Languages spoken

English

Presentation titles

Modernizing and transforming Ontario's health-care system
How COVID-19 is impacting Ontario's health-care system
Virtual care (finally) comes to Ontario

Dr. James Wright