Lorena Wright, M.D., is a board certified physician at the Endocrine and Diabetes Care Center at UWMC-Roosevelt and the Endocrine/Diabetes Clinic at Harborview and a UW assistant professor of Medicine and Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition. She is also a member of the UW Medicine Diversity Council.
Dr. Wright is passionate about decreasing healthcare disparities and increasing awareness on diversity, equity and inclusion in medical education and health care. She is convinced that treatment success is the result of education, motivation, team-work and diligence. Providing care that is culturally sensitive is important to success.
Dr. Wright earned her M.D. at the University of Veracruz in Mexico. She is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Endocrinology/Diabetes/Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Her clinical and research interests focus on all areas of diabetes care including diabetes in ethnic minorities.
In her spare time Dr. Wright enjoys mentoring underrepresented pre-med and medical students. She also enjoys reading, traveling, music, the outdoors. cooking, spending time with her family and her dog LaRue. Dr. Wright is fluent in Spanish.