Larry D. Wright, M.D., Joins Internal Medicine Residency Program, Butterfield Trail Village Geriatrics Practice

By Amy Widner

He will teach undergraduate and graduate medical education and serve as onsite physician for the geriatrics practice at Butterfield Trail Village in Fayetteville.

“Dr. Wright is an exceptional physician who is dedicated to his patients and his students and residents. We are tremendously fortunate to bring Dr. Wright back to the UAMS family,” said Thomas K. Schulz, M.D., program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program and associate professor in the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the UAMS College of Medicine in northwest Arkansas.

Wright previously was the medical director at Circle of Life Hospice in Springdale. He also served for 19 years as the first executive director of the UAMS Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education in Springdale. He served as faculty of the UAMS Department of Geriatrics within the College of Medicine from 1999 until 2015.

Wright is a graduate of the UAMS College of Medicine and completed his residency training in internal medicine at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri, then a fellowship in geriatrics at Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical Center in New Hyde Park, New York. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and of the American Geriatrics Society.

He has been recognized by Arkansas Times and AY magazine as one of the “Best Doctors in Arkansas.”


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