David J. Wright, D.O.’94, FACS, was among 1,823 initiates from around the world who became Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) during the convocation ceremony at the college’s 2016 annual Clinical Congress in Washington, DC, in October.
With more than 80,000 members, the American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational organization of surgeons founded in 1913 to raise standards of surgical practice and to improve the quality of care for surgical patients. To become a Fellow, an applicant must be a graduate of an approved medical school; have completed advanced training in one of the 14 surgical specialties recognized by the college; possess certification by an American surgical specialty board or appropriate certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; and have been in practice for at least one year at the time of the application.
Wright practices at Crawford County Memorial Hospital in Denison, IA. He first attained board certification from the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in 2001 and was recertified in 2011. He has a strong professional interest in colon and breast cancer and endoscopy and holds memberships in other professional societies including the American College of Osteopathic Surgery and the American Osteopathic Association.