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In accordance with ACGME and AOA common program requirements, as well as the spirit of academic medicine, The Wright Center provides a robust research curriculum brought to life through the research opportunities that we provide to our residents and the scholarly work that they produce.

A core belief at The Wright Center is that is takes far more than medical knowledge to create the next generation of physician leaders. Our research curriculum has application in all ACGME and AOA areas of competence.

Our residents acquire the skills needed to contribute to respected literature and thereby come to appreciate its intrinsic value in practice and quality of care. In teaching our residents the skills necessary for evidence-based research, The Wright Center shapes curiosity into an appreciation for lifelong learning. By graduation, each resident has learned to fuse quality improvement evidence with practice-based learning – the driving force for which all research is initiated and investigated.

Please reach out to Kathy Uhranowsky, Director of Clinical Research, at with any questions.

All residents will learn to recognize unique and unusual patient presentations and to develop these interesting scenarios into detailed case reports. Many will go on to present their findings at local and national forums.
During their second year, residents will learn to critically evaluate clinical operations processes to identify inefficiencies, safety concerns, unidentified needs, and other opportunities for improvement. Each resident will analyze the issue detected and develop a quality improvement plan that will be tested and implemented to remedy the initial problem.
Resident scholarly activity includes engagement in research activities, analysis of disease processes, systems-based processes, and presentation of outcomes via publication or presentation in a scientific forum (ACGME, 2012). Research activities may be completed through the development of an abstract for submission to a scientific medical journal or conference, local grand rounds presentation, or presentation of a research study to local or national medical communities.

Recent Publications and Presentations

A Case Endobronchial Aspergillosis with ABPA

American Thoracic Society Conference

California, USA | May 2018

Xuan Wang, MD; Chien-wen Yang, MD; Huijun Li, MD; Jing Deng, MD; Shiraz Saleem, DO

A Case Report of Stridor Caused by Esophageal Dysmotility

Society of Critical Care Medicine Annual Congress

California, USA | February 2018

Xuan Wang, MD; Afia Babar, MD

Associations Between Marijuana Use and Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Outcomes - A Systematic Review

Annals of Internal Medicine

Global | January 2018

Divya, Ravi, MD; Mehrnaz Ghasemiesfe, MD; Deborah Korenstein, MD; Thonas Cascino, MD; Salomeh Keyhani, MD

Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Outcomes

General Internal Medicine Conference

Washington, D.C., USA | April 2017

Divya Ravi, MD; Mehrnaz Ghasemiesfe, MD; Salomeh Keyhani, MD

Impact of Same-day Discharge on Cost of Hospitalization After Uncomplicated Elective Percutaneous Coronary Interventions: Results from a Nationwide Real-world Registry

Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics Conference

Colorado, USA | October 2017

Guarav Patel, MD; Qasim Malik, MD; Sukrut Nanavatay, MD; Samir Pancholy, MD