Doctor of the Year
Doctor of the Year 2014
James G. Wright
Chief of Perioperative Services and Surgeon-in-Chief
Department of Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children
Dr. James G. Wright was Chief of Perioperative Services, and Surgeon-in-Chief, Department of Surgery at The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto, Canada from 2005 to 2015. Through these roles Dr. Wright oversaw one of the busiest and most advanced paediatric surgery departments in Canada.
As Surgeon in Chief, Dr. Wright was responsible for the operation of six surgical divisions (Cardiovascular, General, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic, Plastic and Urology) and five Departments (Anaesthesia, Critical Care, Dentistry, Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology). An accomplished surgeon and researcher, he provides leadership to the Perioperative Services staff, ensuring a high level of engagement in complex clinical care, basic and clinical research, undergraduate and postgraduate education and numerous administrative responsibilities.