Dr. Tracey Wright is a graduate of Yale University and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.  She completed her internship and residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Her clinical and research interests relate to pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus and improving outcomes for children and adolescents with this disease.  

Dr. Wright has received the American College of Rheumatology Physician Scientist Development Award and a Research Supplement grant from the National Institute for Allergy, and Infectious Disease to study the relationship between SLE global and renal disease activity and gene expression. She serves as the principal investigator for the Clinical and Sample Core for the recently NIAMS funded Center for Lupus Research, an integrated, cooperative center based at UT Southwestern, the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research, and the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine. 

Dr. Wright is the Pediatric Fellowship Program Director, and a Pediatric Rheumatologist in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, practicing at Scottish Rite for Children and Children’s Medical Center, Dallas. 

She has been included in D Magazine's Best Doctors list.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (1997-2001)
  • Fellowship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2005-2008), Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Residency - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2002-2004), Pediatrics
  • Internship - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2001-2002), Pediatrics
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (2007)
  • American College of Rheumatology (2005)
Honors & Awards
  • D Magazine Best Doctor 2022
  • D Magazine Best Pediatric Specialist 2020-2021
  • D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas 2016
  • Dean's Leadership Emerging in Academic Departments (LEAD) Program Capstone Recognition Award 2013, UT Southwestern
  • Lupus Research Institute Master Class in Clinical Sciences 2012
  • Physician Scientist Development Award 2007, American College of Rheumatology
  • Paula de Merieux Rheumatology Fellowship Award 2006, American College of Rheumatology
  • MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine 2001, Alpha Omega Alpha
Books & Publications
  • Improving outcomes in pediatric SLE
  • Health Disparities in pediatric rheumatic disease
  • Cardiovascular risk factors in pediatric SLE

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