About Dr. Wright

Meet Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Dr. Wright is a board certified Phlebologist and cosmetic surgery specialist, with over 15 years of practicing experience. A graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia medical program, Dr. Wright was one of the first two hundred surgeons to become a diplomate in Phlebology. Dr. Wright is a leading expert in the field of Phlebology, presenting several scientific papers on new surgical techniques for treating venous insufficiency. Dr. Wright’s original research was recognized with honors from the American College of Phlebology.

Dr. Wright has received numerous awards, including being voted by his peers as one of St. Louis’s TOP DOCS in 2009. Dr. Wright has received the Patients’ Choice Award multiple times, including in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013. Additionally, he received the Compassionate Doctor Award in those same years. HeathTap recognized Dr. Wright with the Top Doctor Award and Top Phlebologist in 2013.

Dr. Wright is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery, a member and top contributor of original research to the American College of Phlebology, and a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. He is also a certified medical sonographer with credentials from the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Dr. Wright’s research and interests focus on vein treatments, venous health, and minimally invasive body sculpting.

 

 

 

 

 


Personal Information


Work Address: 830 Waterbury Falls Drive, Suite 202, O’Fallon, MO 63368
Phone: 636-397-4012
Fax:  636-278-1670
Hospital Affiliations:

  • St. Joseph Hospital West
  • St. Joseph Health Center
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital Saint Peters

Education


  • Residency, University of Alabama Hospital, 1993-1995
  • Internship, University of Alabama Hospital, 1992-1993
  • University of Missouri School of Medicine, MD Cum Laude, 1987-1992
  • BS Psychology and BS Chemistry Double Major, Duke University, 1983-1986

 


Awards and Honors


  • Fellow American College of Phlebology, 2017
  • Abstract Award for “Serum Lidocaine Levels after Tumescent Anesthesia” 2012
  • Patient’s Choice Award, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • AMA Physician Recognition Award 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • Fellow of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, 2006
  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1991
  • UMC School of Medicine Research Day Competition, 2nd place, 1991
  • Howard Hughes’ Medical Institute Research Scholar, 1990
  • PSI CHI Psychology Honor Society, Duke University, 1986
  • PSI Upsilon Academic Scholarship, 1983-1986

 


Board Certifications


  • American Board of Venous and Lymphatic Medicine, 2008
  • Internal Medicine 1995, Recertified 2005, Recertified, 2015
  • American Venous and Lymphatic Society – AVLS
  • American Association of Cosmetic Surgery – AACS
  • American Medical Association – AMA
  • Missouri State Medical Association – MSMA
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery – ASLMS
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – ARDMS

 


Memberships and Associations


  • American Venous and Lymphatic Society- AVLS
  • American Association of Cosmetic Surgery – AACS
  • American Medical Association – AMA
  • Missouri State Medical Association – MSMA
  • American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery – ASLMS
  • American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography – ARDMS

 


Abstracts 


  • 2019 – Effect of Weight Loss on Body Composition and Metabolic Function in Women with Lipedema. Fat Disorders Resource Society (FDRS) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
  • 2018 – Lymph Sparing Liposuction Safety. Fat Disorders Resource Society (FDRS) Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX
  • 2017 – Liposuction Shown to Improve Knee Function – Fat Disorders Resource Society, FDRS, Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT
  • 2016 – Interaction of Veins and Lymphatics with Lipedema. Fat Disorders Resource Society, FDRS Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO
  • 2016 – The Pharmacokinetics and The Maximum Safe Lidocaine Dose for Endovenous Procedures. Wright, T., Kennedy, P. American College of Phlebology 30th Annual Congress, Anaheim, CA
  • 2012 – Serum Lidocaine Levels after Tumescent Anesthesia. Wright, T., Kennedy, P American College of Phlebology 26th Annual Congress, Hollywood, FL
  • 2011 – Endovenous Laser Ablation without Tumescent Anesthesia. Wright,T., Kennedy,P., Probst, P. American College of Phlebology 25th Annual Congress, Los Angeles, CA
  • 2010 – Comparison of Pain and Discomfort Between 1470nm and 810nm Endovenous Lasers. Wright T., Kennedy, P, American College of Phlebology 24th Annual Congress, Orlando, FL
  • 1991 – Meeting of Howard Hughes Medical Institute. “Identification and Characterization of Endothelium-Derived Relating Factor.” NIH. Bethesda, MD
  • 1991 – University of Missouri Research Day. “The Role of Endothelium-Derived Relaxing Factor and Nitric oxide Production in Septic Shock.” Columbia, MO
  • 1991 – FASEB. “The Effect on Endotoxin on Endothelium-Derived Relaxing Factor and Nitric Oxide Production in culture Endothelial Cells.” Atlanta, GA
  • 1990 – Endothelium-Derived Relaxing Factor, national Teleconference. “Current Controversies Involving EDRF.” Columbia, MO
  • 1989 – Diabetes and Related Endocrine Disease Research Conference.“Androgens effect on thymus size, thymocyte function and thymocyte subpopulation composition.” Nashville, TN
  • 1988 – Student Research Day, University of Missouri. “Androgens effect on thymus size, thymocyte function and thymocyte subpopulation.” Columbia, MO

 


Current Research


  • Investigator studying the effect of the bioflavonoid Diosmin on Lipedema symptoms and quality of life in women with Lipedema.
  • Investigator and principal enrollment site for a study with Washington University School of Medicine, Department of Nutrition on the effect of weight loss on body composition and metabolic function in women with Lipedema.
  • Collaborating with Karen Herbst, PhD, MD on the Treatment Research and Education of Adipose Tissue, TREAT Study at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.

 


Publications


 


Grants Awarded


  • 1991 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship, “Identification and Characterization of Endothelium-Derived Relation Factors.”
  • 1990 Bristol Myers/Squibb, “The Effects of Low Density Lipoprotein on the Production of Endothelium-Derived Relaxing Factor and Nitric Oxide Synthesis in Cultured Endothelium.”
  • 1988 Diabetes Research Training Fellowship. “Endocrine Immune interaction: Androgens Effect on the T-Cell Function and Compositions.” Awarded by NIH

 


Hospital Affiliations


  • St Joseph Hospital West (SSM)
  • St Joseph Health Center (SSM)
  • Barnes Jewish Hospital Saint Peters
  • Progress West Hospital (BJC)

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Dr. Wright

Meet Dr. Thomas Wright, medical director of Laser Lipo and Vein Center. Dr. Wright is a board certified Phlebologist and cosmetic surgery specialist, with over 15 years of practicing experience. A graduate of the University of Missouri Columbia medical program, Dr. Wright was one of the first two hundred surgeons to become a diplomate in Phlebology.

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