Melissa A. Wright, MD

Specializes In
  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder & Elbow


Sees Patients For

Shoulder replacement (including reverse, stemless, revision, and outpatient options); shoulder and elbow arthritis; trauma, dislocations, fractures, and arthroscopy of both the shoulder and elbow; rotator cuff pain, tendinitis, and tears; distal biceps surgery; and sports-related shoulder and elbow problems including ligamentous reconstruction about the elbow and both open and arthroscopic shoulder stabilization procedures

Hospital Affiliations

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
  • Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital



Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Academic Title(s)

Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder & Elbow Division

Research Interests

Research interests include work on shoulder replacement outcomes, the biomechanics of shoulder replacement, the impact of social deprivation on orthopaedic care, and gender disparities related to shoulder and elbow care

Publications & Research

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Fellowship: Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

2020 MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Residency: Orthopedic Surgery

2019 Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO

Medical Degree

2014 Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO

Bachelor of Science: Psychology

2010 Duke University, Durham, NC

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