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Jean Wright, M.D.

Jean Lundberg Wright, M.D.

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  • Director of Breast Cancer Program, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences

Languages: English, Spanish


Breast Cancer, Radiation Oncology, Thoracic Cancer

Research Interests

Locally advanced breast cancer; Neoadjuvant chemotherapy

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Sibley Memorial Hospital

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Jean L. Wright, M.D., is the director of the Breast Cancer Program and the director of safety and quality in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences for Johns Hopkins Medicine, as well as an associate professor of radiation oncology and molecular radiation sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Listen to Dr. Wright’s On Target podcast episode to learn more about her work.

Dr. Wright is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. She practices out of the Kimmel Cancer Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Wright has an expertise in radiation treatment for breast cancer, as well as thoracic malignancies.

Dr. Wright earned her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She completed a residency in radiation oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She previously served as an associate professor of clinical radiation oncology at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Wright is a member of the American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, including their Breast Committee; the American Radium Society; and the Radiological Society of North America. She is also a member of Johns Hopkins Building Lifestyle, Outcomes and Care Services Research in Cancer, as well as the Sibley Memorial Hospital Cancer Committee and Fall Risk Committee.

Dr. Wright has contributed to numerous publications, presentations and clinical trials. Her research focuses on the management of locally advanced breast cancer, particularly on the role of radiation for patients who receive chemotherapy prior to mastectomy, which is known as neoadjuvant chemotherapy.

Dr. Wright is a co-lecturer and teacher for content related to breast radiation oncology and has mentored numerous students. She earned the Association of Radiation Oncology Residents' Educator of the Year award. Dr. Wright is also an associate editor for the breast section of the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology and Physics, as well as a journal reviewer for American Journal of Clinical Oncology, Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Practical Radiation Oncology and Advances in Radiation Oncology. more


  • Director of Breast Cancer Program, Department of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Quality and Safety Vice Chair
  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology and Molecular Radiation Sciences
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

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  • MD, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons (2003)


  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center / Radiation Oncology (2008)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Wright JL, Parekh A. "Updates in Postmastectomy Radiation." Surg Oncol Clin N Am. 2017 Jul;26(3):383-392. doi: 10.1016/j.soc.2017.01.010. Review.

Wright JL, Parekh A, Pollock YY, Schoenborn N, Smith KL, Magnant C, Stearns V. "Use of Geriatric Assessment Tools in Selecting Therapies in Women Aged ≥70 Years With Hormone Receptor-Positive Early-Stage Breast Cancer: Preliminary Experience With a Quality Improvement Initiative." Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2017 Jul 15;98(4):884-890. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2017.01.210. Epub 2017 Jan 29.

Markowski MC, Imus P, Wright JL, Schottenstein D, Paller CJ. "Long-Term Control of Oligometastatic Prostate Cancer After Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy in the Absence of Androgen Deprivation Therapy: A Case Report." Clin Genitourin Cancer. 2017 Oct;15(5):e839-e842. doi: 10.1016/j.clgc.2017.02.001. Epub 2017 Feb 27.

Mahmoud O, Kwon D, Greenfield B, Wright JL, Samuels MA. "Intrathoracic extensive-stage small cell lung cancer: assessment of the benefit of thoracic and brain radiotherapy using the SEER database." Int J Clin Oncol. 2016 Dec;21(6):1062-1070. Epub 2016 Jul 5.

Elnahal SM, Blackford A, Smith K, Souranis AN, Briner V, McNutt TR, DeWeese TL, Wright JL, Terezakis SA. "Identifying Predictive Factors for Incident Reports in Patients Receiving Radiation Therapy." Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2016 Apr 1;94(5):993-9. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2015.11.041. Epub 2015 Dec 14.

Activities & Honors


  • Educator of the Year, Association of Radiation Oncology Residents, 2010


  • American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
  • American Radium Society
  • Radiological Society of North America

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

On Target Podcast: Dr Akila Viswanathan discussing breast cancer treatment, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Podcasts. (September 10, 2019)

Woman's chest 'freckles' turn out to be sign of rare breast cancer, TODAY, June 7, 2017

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