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Jean Wright MD MBA

Jean is currently the CEO of the COPD Foundation.  Having been involved with the Foundation since 2010, and on the Board since 2016, she is excited about the opportunities that exist to bring better health to the millions of people with COPD, Bronchiectasis, and NTM.


As a clinician, Jean has been Pediatric Anesthesiologist & Intensivist, and health services researcher, hospital executive, and Chief Innovation Officer.

Jean goes from the (w)Right brain of innovation to the left brain of analytics, in an attempt to find the missing millions with undiagnosed COPD.  Today we can improve the quality of their lives; tomorrow we search for a cure.

Jean is a frequent public speaker, including a TED Talk on COPD

Her biggest claim to fame is to be Mom to 4 awesome kids adopted from China and a Follower of Jesus.

Safe to say, she has never been bored.

American Thoracic Society Meeting
May 19 - 24, 2023
Washington DC
Myrtle Beach, SC
August 25, 2023



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