Graham A. Wright, PhD is the Director of the Schulich Heart Research Program at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, a senior scientist at Sunnybrook Research Institute, and a professor in the Department of Medical Biophysics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Wright has held the Canada Research Chair in Imaging for Cardiovascular Therapeutics since 2010. He is currently Chair of the SCMR Science Committee. He has also served as President of the International MR Angiography Club and Chair of the Interventional Study Group of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.
The research focus of Dr. Wright’s group is cardiovascular imaging, with an emphasis on MRI. This effort includes basic biophysics to characterize the relationship between MR signals and underlying pathophysiology in blood and tissue; engineering to develop more effective methods and devices to acquire, analyze, and visualize medical images; and application of these tools to assessment, treatment planning, and therapy guidance in ischemic and structural heart diseases, complex arrhythmias, and peripheral vascular diseases. Together with trainees and collaborators, he has published over 175 peer-reviewed papers and 450 conference abstracts, which have garnered numerous awards and resulted in 21 patents.