Accessibility Tools

David J Wright, M.D.Hand Surgery

David J Wright, M.D.

Clinical Interests

David J Wright, M.D., is a fellowship trained orthopedic hand surgeon with expertise in the treatment of all hand and wrist disorders. He serves as Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of California, Irvine. He has a special interest in disorders involving brachial plexus injuries and microsurgical reconstruction. Dr. Wright graduated with honors from University of California Berkeley, after which he attended medical school at the University of California Irvine. During medical school, Dr. Wright obtained an additional Master’s Degree in Biomedical and Translation Science. During his orthopedic surgery residency at University of California Irvine, Dr. Wright traveled internationally to complete the Microsurgical Training Program at Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore, India. He was selected as chief resident and received the inaugural Resident Teaching Award at the completion of his residency training. He was also selected as a resident board member for the Western Orthopedic Association. Following his orthopedic surgery residency, Dr. Wright completed a fellowship in hand and microvascular surgery at Washington University, St. Louis where he focused on treatment of complex hand and wrist disorders as well as complex microsurgical reconstruction.

Research Interests

Dr. Wright has significant experience in both clinical and basic science research, with a focus on biomechanics and surgical education. He has published more than 20 peer-reviewed articles. His work has been selected for presentation as national meetings for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand as well as the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also a reviewer for the American Journal of Hand Surgery.


Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Orthopedic Surgery
University of California, Irvine


  • Undergraduate University of California, Berkeley, B.A. Molecular Cell Biology and Biochemistry with Honors
  • Medical School University of California Irvine, M.D
  • Masters of Science University of California, Irvine, M.S. Biomedical and Translational Science
  • Residency University of California, Irvine, Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship Washington University St. Louis, Hand and Microsurgery
  • Contact Info David J. Wright, M.D.
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    UC Irvine Medical Center 101 The City Drive South, Pavilion III
    Orange, CA 92868
    (714) 456-7801 Academic Office
    (714) 456-7012 Patient Appointments
    (714) 456-7547 Fax