Pamela Ann Wright, M.D.

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  • Medical Director of the Suburban Hospital Breast Center

Specializes in: Adults (18+ years)



Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer, Breast Conservation Surgery, Breast Disease, Breast Surgery, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Stereotactic Biopsy, Surgical Oncology, Ultrasound more


Johns Hopkins Health Care and Surgery Center

Appointment Phone: 301-530-5151
6420 Rockledge Drive
Suite 4100
Bethesda, MD 20817 map
Fax: 410-367-2751


Pamela A. Wright, M.D., is a breast surgeon with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians and the medical director of the Suburban Hospital Breast Center. 

Dr. Wright's expertise is in surgical oncology for breast cancer, including breast conserving surgery and sentinel lymph node biopsy. She also has expertise in benign breast disease and breast biopsy, including stereotactic and ultrasound-guided biopsy. 

Dr. Wright earned her Master of Science in Anatomy and her medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine. She completed a residency in general surgery at University of Maryland Medical Center, where she served as chief resident and administrative chief resident. Dr. Wright also completed a trauma research fellowship with the National Institutes of Health. 

Dr. Wright serves as the cancer liaison physician for the American College of Surgeons, of which she is also a fellow. Dr. Wright is also a member of the American Society of Breast Surgeons. 

Dr. Wright is repeatedly recognized as one of the area’s “Top Doctors in Breast Surgery" by Washingtonian magazine. She has also received the Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award and the Health Care Hero Award from the American Cancer Society. 

Dr. Wright has published research and conducted clinical trials for breast cancer. She currently runs research trials with Suburban Hospital Oncology Research. more


  • Medical Director of the Suburban Hospital Breast Center

Departments / Divisions

  • Surgery at Suburban Hospital



  • MD; University of Maryland School of Medicine (1992)


  • General Surgery; University of Maryland Medical Center (1999)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery (General Surgery) (2000)

Research & Publications

Clinical Trial Keywords

Breast Cancer; Sentinel Lymph Node

Clinical Trials

Dr. Wright conducts clinical research trials for breast cancer patients with Suburban Hospital Oncology Research. View her current trials here.

Selected Publications

Wright PA, Zenilman ME. "Less May Be Better: Axillary Dissection is Unnecessary in Some Patients with a Positive Sentinel Lymph Node." Arch Surg. 2011; 146(8):980-982.

Activities & Honors


  • Physician of the Year, 2018, Johns Hopkins Medicine Clinical Excellence Award
  • Top Doctor in Breast Surgery, Washingtonian Magazine
  • Cancer Liaison Physician Outstanding Performance Award, American College of Surgeons
  • Health Care Hero Award, American Cancer Society


  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • Cancer Liaison Physician to the Commission on Cancer to the American College of Surgeons

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