Jordan Wright, MD PhD

Jordan J Wright, MD PhD, is an Endocrinologist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah before completing MD and PhD training at the University of Michigan. He then completed residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Endocrinology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Having performed his postdoctoral research under the mentorship of Alvin Powers and Marcela Brissova, he now studies pathophysiologic processes in the human pancreas in diabetes. He focuses on exocrine changes in type 1 and type 2 diabetes and on mechanisms of amyloid-induced toxicity in human islets. His work is supported by grants from the NIH and the Veteran’s administration.