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John E. Wright, MD

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Telephone: 
(954) 563-9981
Fax: 
(954) 563-1784
Specialty/Specialties: 
Pediatrics
Primary Care
Holy Cross Medical Group: 
Yes

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm except for Wednesday, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
First Saturday of every month, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Notable work experience
Medical Director Broward County Child Protection Team
Florida Child Protection Team Quality Assurance Medical Review
Child Maltreatment Research Committee, Florida CPT

Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics - Child Abuse Pediatrics
American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review

Residency 
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internship and Residency in Pediatrics

Higher Education
Doctorate, Medicine
University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital

Professional Community Activities
District VII Representative to the Florida Pediatric Society-Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Board of Directors:  Broward County Pediatric Society
Advisory Board of the Broward County Medical Association Political Action Committee
Co-Chairman of the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Committee of the Broward County Healthy Mother’s Healthy Babies Coalition 
Member of the Pediatric Autopsy Death Review Program, Broward County

Awards
Physician’s Recognition Award, American Medical Association (1997-2000)
Outstanding Co-Attending Award, University of Miami Department of Pediatrics (2002-2004)
Healthy Mother’s Healthy Babies’ “Mr. Mom” (2003)
Individual Achievement Award, Broward County Chapter of National Safety Council (1992)
Summit Award for Teaching Excellence, Juvenile Dependency Improvement Summit (1999)
Arnold Melnick Child Advocate of the Year Award, Nova Southeastern School of Osteopathic Medicine, Pediatrics Club (2009)

Consultant role
Forensic Pediatric Consultant

Publications
Wright, J.  Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy part I:  Review and Definition.  Journal of Rare Diseases III(3) May/June 1997;  5-10.

Wright, J. Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy, part II:  Cases and Clinical Management.  Journal of Rare Diseases III(3):July/Aug. 1997:  5-9.   

A survey to assess current screening for postpartum depression in Broward County Pediatric Offices.  Presented as a poster at the American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Dec. 12, 2005

Recent National Lectures
“Identification and Intervention in Category A Abuse” 16th National Conference on Child Abuse, Portland Or, April 22, 2007, and Florida Network of Victim Witness Services, Jacksonville, FL, June 15, 2007.

“Abusive Head Crushing:  A distinctive collection of findings”  Presented at the first international conference on Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma:  Medical, Forensic, and Scientific Advances and Prevention hosted by Penn State, Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, College of Medicine  July 13, 2007, Hershey PA

Location

1402 NE 26th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33305

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