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Janet Wright, MD
Janet Wright, MD

    Dr. Janet S. Wright is the senior vice president for science and quality at the American College of Cardiology (ACC), a post she has held since May of 2008. She practiced invasive cardiology for 23 years as a partner in Northstate Cardiology Consultants, located in Chico, Calif.

    Dr. Wright has served on the Board of Trustees of the ACC and most recently chaired the College's Presidential Task Force on Performance Assessment, Recognition, Reinforcement, Reward, and Reporting (PAR4).  She is a member of the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Physician Programs Committee and of the National Committee on Evidence-based Benefit Design of the National Business Group on Health. Dr. Wright serves on the board of the Center for Information Therapy, an independent non-profit organization committed to the provision of personalized health information during each healthcare encounter. She is also a fellow of the ACC.

    Since its inception in December of 2003, Dr. Wright has been a member of the Independent Citizens' Oversight Committee, the 29-person board charged with administering the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, as outlined by the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative.

    She received her medical doctorate at the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine and completed her residency at the Children's Hospital and Adult Medicine Center in San Francisco. She then finished her cardiovascular fellowship at San Francisco General Hospital at the University of California, San Francisco.

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