Teresa Wright, MD

Board of Directors

Teresa (Terry) Wright, MD has extensive scientific and clinical development experience in virology and liver disease. In 2005, Terry was the first woman president of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) which is the premier professional society in North America for the advancement of research, clinical practice, and treatment guideline development for liver disease. In addition, Dr. Wright has been recognized for her research accomplishments by honors from the British government (Officer, Order of the British Empire), Johns Hopkins University (Society of Scholars), the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA Fellow and Outstanding Woman in Science), AASLD (Fellow) and she is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the American Association of Physicians.

 

From 2006 to 2010, Terry was Chief Medical Officer of Roche Molecular Diagnostics where she led the team that conceived, designed and executed the largest regulatory trial in cervical cancer ever performed, the ATHENA trial, that achieved FDA-approval for the novel “primary screening claim” for human papillomavirus for cervical cancer screening. In 2011, Terry assumed global responsibilities for late stage clinical development for hepatitis C at Roche, based at Genentech in South San Francisco. In the subsequent six years while at Roche, she advised teams on clinical development of investigational therapies for non-alcoholic steatohepatitis as well as immunotherapies for hepatitis B and hepatocellular carcinoma.  Since leaving Roche in 2017, Terry has been advising pharma and biotech companies on clinical development of both diagnostics and therapeutics.

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Terry received her medical training at Oxford University, her medical residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and gastroenterology/hepatology fellowship at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Terry was a full professor in the Department of Medicine at UCSF, and chief of gastroenterology at the San Francisco Veterans hospital, where she still sees patients. Terry has extensive experience in patient care and clinical research including hepatitis C, hepatitis B, liver transplantation, hepatocellular carcinoma, human papillomavirus and HIV coinfection. Terry has co-authored more than 200 original scientific articles and chapters/review articles. “For fun”, Terry is an avid recreational swimmer including open water, and enjoys family time with her husband Fred and three adult “children”.