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Dr Michael Wright

Consultant Clinical Geneticist and Joint Medical Director, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals

Dr Michael Wright is a Consultant in Clinical Genetics and Joint Medical Director at Newcastle Hospitals. He is also an associate clinical lecturer at Newcastle University.

Michael has extensive experience within the NHS as a clinician with expertise in genetics and molecular medicine and as a medical leader working within and across local, regional and national NHS structures. He has research interests in diagnosis and management of rare bone diseases.

The Northern Genetics Service, part of Newcastle Hospitals, is a great example of the outstanding role that Life plays in hosting both research and healthcare. We have the satisfaction of discovering exciting new ways to understand and treat genetic conditions – and seeing the real difference we make to patients. Working as part of the North East and Yorkshire Genomic Medicine Service, we make sure the latest developments in genomics benefit people across our regions. Clinicians, laboratory staff, reasearchers and our patients are working together to investigate improvements in how we diagnose many conditions including bowel cancer, harnessing RNA sequencing to help diagnose diseases when existing lab tests do not give us an explanation and exploring how to detect and treat cancers at an earlier stage. Genomics offers an opportunity to find out so much more about how to care for our bodies – and provides much optimism for better treatments and outcomes for our patients in the future.

Michael Wright