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Ato Wright, MD

About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in medicine:

I chose a career in medicine to bring compassionate care to a population of people who may feel that they are at their most vulnerable point in their life. I am passionate about cancer care and bringing new and innovative ideas to my patients.


What I want my patients to know about me:

I was born in Accra, Ghana and moved to the United States in 1993. I initially moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and I have since lived in six states. This has taught me a great lesson in adaptability and resilience. I was granted the opportunity to pursue a MD/PhD combined degree at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine and completed my radiation oncology training at the Duke University Cancer Center. The opportunity to work with cancer patients is a tremendous privilege with rewards and life lessons beyond my wildest childhood dreams.


What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

Outside of cancer care, I enjoy time with my growing family, which includes my wife, an excellent obstetrics and gynecology physician, and my young son. I also enjoy reading, music, sports (both playing and watching), exercising and traveling, mentoring and community service.


Clinical Interests

  • Gynecological Malignancies
  • Intensity Modulated Rad Therap
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Education & Credentials

  • Medical School: PA State University, College of Medicine
  • Internship Program: Mercy Catholic Medical
  • Residency Program: Duke University Hospital
  • Undergraduate Education: Pennsylvania State University

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • Cigna Healthsprings(Formerly Bravo)
  • Cigna/Greatwest
  • Gateway
  • Geisinger
  • Health America
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • InterGroup
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • South Central Preferred
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare Community Plan
  • United Healthcare/ Mamsi
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • Vibra Health Plan



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