Janet Wright, MD, MACC

Division Director, CDC

Dr. Wright was appointed director in the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention in July 2021, following a two-year detail in the Office of the Surgeon General as Director of Science and Policy and almost eight years as the inaugural executive director of Million Hearts. She received the 2020 Surgeon General’s Award for Exemplary Service. Before federal service, Dr. Wright led the Science and Quality Division at ACC and practiced cardiology in Northern California for 23 years.

Dr. Wright received her MD from the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center and completed her internal medicine residency at Children’s Hospital and Adult Medical Center and her fellowship in cardiology at San Francisco General Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco.