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Richard F. Wright, M.D.

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Richard Wright is currently President of the Pacific Heart Institute in Santa Monica, CA. He previously served as Director of the Heart Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and on clinical faculty at a previous medical center.

He has served as President of the American College of Cardiology, California Chapter, and on the Medical Advisory Board at the Los Angeles Zoo, where he served as the cardiologist for the Great Apes.

Dr. Wright is a renowned lecturer and was a co-author of the U.S. guideline on management of patients with heart failure. A recipient of the Specialist of the Year Award from the American College of Cardiology, California, he continues to be listed in peer surveys as one of the top cardiologists in the state.
Field of Study
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Medical School
LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Peter Bent Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Roxbury- Brockton, MA
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Interests
  • Ablation For Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardioversion
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • In-Office Stress Test
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
Pacific Heart Institute
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 280W

Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6889
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center