Tracey Wright, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Pediatrics

Biography

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 is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center and practices at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Children’s Medical Center, Dallas.

Education

Medical School MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine (2001)
Internship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2002), Pediatrics
Residency Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2004), Pediatrics
Fellowship Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2008), Pediatric Rheumatology

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Juvenile Arthritis
  • Lupus - Pulmonary Complications
  • Myositis
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular risk factors in pediatric SLE
  • Health Disparities in pediatric rheumatic disease
  • Improving outcomes in pediatric SLE

Publications

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Featured Publications

TLR recognition of self nucleic acids hampers glucocorticoid activity in lupus.

Guiducci C, Gong M, Xu Z, Gill M, Chaussabel D, Meeker T, Chan JH, Wright T, Punaro M, Bolland S, Soumelis V, Banchereau J, Coffman RL, Pascual V, Barrat FJ Nature 2010 Jun 465 7300 937-41

Hypovitaminosis D is associated with greater body mass index and disease activity in pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus.

Wright TB, Shults J, Leonard MB, Zemel BS, Burnham JM J. Pediatr. 2009 Aug 155 2 260-5

Pediatric Rheumatology for the Adult Rheumatologist II: Uveitis in Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Wright, T and Cron, R.Q. J Clin, Rheumatol. Fall 2007 13 205-210

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Honors/Awards

  • American College of Rheumatology, Physician Scientist Development Award, 2007
    (2007)
  • American College of Rheumatology, Paula de Merieux Rheumatology Fellowship Award, 2006
    (2006)
  • MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine, Alpha Omega Alpha, 2001
    (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (2007)
  • American College of Rheumatology (2005)