Hospital Medicine & Cancer Care

From the Show: Managing Cancer
Summary: What is hospital medicine? How does it play a role in cancer care?
Air Date: 12/23/13
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Matthew Wright, MD

Dr Wright resized squareDr. Matthew Wright joined Cancer Treatment Centers of America in July 2012 as the Chief of Hospital Medicine. In this role, he supervises the full-time hospital medicine team at Western. Dr. Wright also participates in direct care by managing the entire hospital stay for acutely ill medical patients admitted to the inpatient unit,and provides medical consultative care to surgical patients admitted to the inpatient unit.

Dr. Wright earned a medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. He then completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine in Salt Lake City. While completing his residency, Dr. Wright joined the United States Air Force. After residency, he served as an internist stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona. Prior to joining CTCA, Dr. Wright was the Medical Director of Hospital Medicine for a hospital in Montana. He is active in the Society of Hospital Medicine, American College of Physicians and American Medical Association.

Hospital Medicine & Cancer Care

What is hospital medicine?

How does it play a role in cancer care?

Dr. Matthew Wright, Chief of Hospital Medicine at CTCA in Phoenix, explains how he and his team help patients feel better as soon as possible, while also working to effectively treat their underlying reason for admission... all while putting patients' needs first.