dr wright

Dr. Ernest 

Medical Degree
Yale University

Barrow Neurological Institute

Barrow Neurological Institute

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
Rush University

Spinal & Endoscopic Skull Base Oncology
The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery- United Kingdom

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About Dr. Ernest Wright

Dr. Wright is a specialist in minimally-invasive spine surgery and complex brain tumors. Using a combination of tubular retractors, robotics, and a surgical microscope; Dr Wright is able to address problem areas in the brain or spine through smaller incisions. The benefit of this is that your medical problem is treated with less damage to surrounding tissues, which causes of much of the pain that patients experience after surgery. The objective is to get you back to doing the things you love with the people you love sooner.

Dr. Wright attended the Yale School of Medicine where he graduated with Honors, after spending a year doing neurosurgical research and volunteer work in Uganda. After medical school, Dr. Wright completed his neurosurgical training at the world-renowned Barrow Neurological Institute under Dr. Robert Spetzler. He also sought out specialized training in minimally invasive surgical techniques under one of the pioneers of minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Richard Fessler.

Dr. Wright’s academic interest centers around the transfer of neurosurgical skills to developing countries. To this end, he has worked in Uganda, Tanzania, Cambodia, and Myanmar training neurosurgeons. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Wilbur Downs Award for Outstanding Research in International Health at Yale.

Dr. Ernest Wright’s Locations

Saint Thomas West

4230 Harding Pike,
Suite 810
Nashville, TN 37205

(615) 327-9543


114 Saundersville Road
Hendersonville, TN 37072
(615) 327-9543


1615 McMinnville Hwy
Manchester, TN 37355
(615) 327-9543