Growing up watching her mother pivot from teaching to another service profession, as founder of a nonprofit providing accessible health care and screenings to the lower socioeconomic population, Crystal Clay Wright knew at 16 becoming a doctor would answer her call to serve humanity.
She completed her residency at Baylor College of Medicine and furthered her training at Texas Heart Institute in cardiothoracic anesthesiology. Crystal has been a practicing anesthesiologist for the past 13 years. Her first ten years were spent at Baylor College of Medicine, practicing both cardiothoracic and trauma anesthesiology, and serving as Director of the BCM Learning Community in the Undergraduate Medical Education Department. After leaving Baylor College of Medicine, she transitioned to MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2017.
In today’s changing climate, Dr. Wright’s steadfast philosophies help impact the next generation of medical professionals. Crystal Clay Wright, MD, is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Nothing is more important to Dr. Wright than her advocacy efforts related to perioperative care of patients exemplified by her activity within organized medicine. She currently serves as a member of the ASA Board of Directors, Chair of the Committee on Professional Diversity, member of the ASA Committee on Governmental Affairs, and Texas Society of Anesthesiology Speaker of the House of Delegates.