Noted neurologist gets new Northwell leadership roles

Paul Wright, MD gets new Northwell Health leadership roles.

World-renowned neurologist Paul Wright, MD, has been promoted to senior vice president of quality for Northwell Health’s Neuroscience Institute and associate medical director at North Shore University Hospital (NSUH), the health system announced today. 

In his new role, Dr. Wright will work collaboratively to develop and implement quality initiatives that will improve patient care across the Neuroscience Institute’s neurosurgery and neurology service lines. Dr. Wright will also work closely with NSUH’s medical director Michael Gitman, MD, on clinical initiatives at the hospital. 

Dr. Wright, of Great Neck, NY, teaches neurology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. In addition, he instructs a masters course in hospital administration in Hofstra’s School of Health Sciences and Human Services.

Dr. Wright spent the past 2½ years as chair of neurology at NSUH and Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Medical Center and vice president of neurology services for Northwell’s central and eastern regions. As chair, Dr. Wright helped to advance the neurology residency training program, both clinically and academically, and created a highly successful overseas program with Tel Aviv University and Israeli hospitals for senior residents.

He has served more than 15 years as an attending neurologist at NSUH and LIJ, as well as director of performance improvement at Northwell’s Neuroscience Institute. He will continue his neurology practice as a member of Northwell Health Physician Partners. Dr. Wright was recently elected chair of NSUH’s Medical Board and is the immediate past president of the hospital’s Medical Staff Society after serving two terms as president.

Dr. Wright has extensive research experience and his work has been widely published in prestigious publications such as the European Journal of Neuroscience, the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography and the Society for Neuroscience Abstracts. He is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American Academy of Neurology, the American Heart Association, the American Medical Association and the Nassau County Medical Society. Over the past two years, Dr. Wright has been a guest speaker at national and international conferences, including Israel and China. He is also a veteran of the Israeli army.

Dr. Wright earned a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Cornell University and a medical degree from the Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv, Israel. He completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in stroke at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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