Dr. Erin Wright


Dr. Erin D. Wright, MDCM, MEd, FRCSC

Professor, Department of Surgery

Senior Director, Postgraduate Surgical Education
Rhinology Fellowship Director
Co-Editor-in-Chief (Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery)


Dr. Wright is a medical graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, where he also completed his residency in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He completed an additional year of subspecialty training at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with Dr. David Kennedy, the North American pioneer of endoscopic sinus surgery. He practiced for nearly 8 years at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario. Dr. Wright was recruited to the University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Alberta in 2007 to establish the Alberta Sinus Centre. He is currently associate professor (tenure) at the University of Alberta and director of the Alberta Sinus Centre.

Dr. Wright is a fellow of the American Rhinologic Society and the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and an active fellow of the Triological Society from whom he received the prestigious Harris P. Mosher Award in 2007 for outstanding clinical research. Dr. Wright is on the Executive Council of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and is co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Rhinology as well as International Forum of Allergy and Rhinology and has served 7 years on the Examination Board for Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He has also served as Residency Program Director at both the University of Western Ontario and the University of Alberta.

Dr. Wright is extensively published with over 60 peer-reviewed journal articles and 6 book chapters. His research interests include: outcomes research in rhinosinusitis, endoscopic management of sinonasal tumours and the study of underlying mechanisms of chronic rhinosinusitis.