Dr. Wright is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center . He is a graduate of Oklahoma University and completed doctoral studies in neuroscience at Indiana University. He subsequently received postdoctoral training at the Kresge Hearing Research Institute, University of Michigan before joining the UT Dallas faculty in 1976.Dr. Wright has been with the Department of Otolaryngology-HNS since 1983.

Dr. Wright’s research activities are focused on anatomy and pathology of the external, middle and inner ear. He has worked extensively in studies related to the microstructure and developmental morphology of the inner ear. Dr. Wright is also actively involved in research on external and middle ear disease, particularly in relation to drugs used for the treatment of middle ear infection. A major emphasis of his current work is on morphological defects of the inner ear resulting from genetic abnormalities that cause hearing loss and balance disturbance in laboratory animals and human patients.


Undergraduate University of Oklahoma Norman Campus (1966)
Graduate School Indiana University Bloomington (1970)

Research Interest

  • Auditory and Vestibular Abnormalities Associated with Genetic Defects
  • Human Temporal Bone Anatomy and Pathology
  • Inner Ear Morphology


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Cochlear implant electrode insertion: the round window revisited
Roland PS, Wright CG, Isaacson B Laryngoscope 2007 117 1397-1402
Progression of inner ear pathology in Ames waltzer mice and the role of protocadherin 15 in hair cell development
Pawlowski KS, Kikkawa YS, Wright CG, Alagramam KN Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngolgy 2006 7 83-94
Temporal bone microdissection for anatomic study of cochlear implant electrodes
Wright CG, Roland PS Cochlear Implants International 2005 6 159-168
Spectrum of middle and inner ear abnormalities in infants with congenital heart defects
Ulualp SO, Wright CG, Roland PS Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 2005 133 260-268
Advanced Bionics Thin Lateral and Helix II Electrodes: a temporal bone study
Wright CG, Roland PS, Kuzma J Laryngoscope 2005 115 2041-2045
Characterization of vestibular dysfunction in the mouse model for Usher syndrome 1F
Alagramam KN, Stahl JS, Jones SM, Pawlowski KS, Wright CG Journal of the Association for Research in Otolaryngolgy 2005 6 106-118

Honors & Awards

  • Member Phi Beta Kappa
    Inducted Oklahoma University (1965)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Associate Member, American Otological Society