September 10, 2018

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

Sept. 10, 2018 | Larry D. Wright, M.D., has been named associate director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the Northwest Regional Campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).

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.”



UAMS is the state’s only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; northwest Arkansas regional campus; statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Myeloma Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and Translational Research Institute. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,834 students, 822 medical residents and six dental residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses throughout the state, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on FacebookTwitterYouTube or Instagram.

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