Franklin Wright, MD
Associate Professor, Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (2004)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (2000)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (2005)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Surgical Critical Care (2013)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery

Professional Titles

  • Co-Medical Director of Surgical Trauma ICU

Teaching

  • Associate Program Director Surgical Critical Care Fellowship (2019)
    School of Medicine, Surgery

Publications

  • Lee JS, Khan AD, Dorlac WC, Dunn J, McIntyre RC Jr, Wright FL, Platnick KB, Brockman V, Vega SA, Cofran JM, Duero C, Schroeppel TJ. The patient's voice matters: The impact of advance directives on elderly trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 Feb 1;92(2):339-346. PubMed PMID: 34538829
  • Rivas L, Estroff J, Sparks A, Nahmias J, Allen R, Smith SR, Kutcher M, Carter K, Grigorian A, Albertson S, Turay D, Quispe JC, Luo-Owen X, Vella M, Pascual J, Tororello G, Quattrone M, Bernard A, Ratnasekera A, Lee A, Tamburrini D, Rodriguez C, Harrell K, Jeyamurugan K, Bugaev N, Warner A, Weinberger J, Hazelton JP, Selevany M, Wright F, Kovar A, Urban S, Hamrick A, Mount M, Carrick M, Cullinane DC, Chang G, Jain G, Spalding C, Sarani B. The incidence of venous thromboembolic events in trauma patients after tranexamic acid administration: an EAST multicenter study. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2021 Jan 1;32(1):37-43. PubMed PMID: 33196508
  • Lee JS, Khan AD, Wright FL, McIntyre RC Jr, Dorlac WC, Cribari C, Brockman V, Vega SA, Cofran JM, Schroeppel TJ. Whole Blood Versus Conventional Blood Component Massive Transfusion Protocol Therapy in Civilian Trauma Patients. Am Surg. 2021 Nov 27;:31348211049752. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34839732
  • Barrett CD, Moore HB, Moore EE, Wang DJ, Hajizadeh N, Biffl WL, Lottenberg L, Patel PR, Truitt MS, McIntyre R, Bull TM, Ammons LA, Ghasabyan A, Chandler J, Douglas I, Schmidt E, Moore PK, Wright FL, Ramdeo R, Borrego R, Rueda M, Dhupa A, McCaul DS, Dandan T, Sarkar PK, Khan B, Sreevidya C, McDaniel C, Grossman Verner HM, Pearcy C, Anez-Bustillos L, Baedorf-Kassis EN, Jhunjhunwala R, Shaefi S, Capers K, Banner-Goodspeed V, Talmor DS, Sauaia A, Yaffe MB. Study of Alteplase for Respiratory Failure in SARS-CoV-2 COVID-19: A Vanguard Multicenter, Rapidly Adaptive, Pragmatic, Randomized Controlled Trial. Chest. 2021 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 34592318
  • Carmichael H, Wright FL, McIntyre RC, Vogler T, Urban S, Jolley SE, Burnham EL, Firth W, Velopulos CG, Idrovo JP. Early ventilator liberation and decreased sedation needs after tracheostomy in patients with COVID-19 infection. Trauma Surg Acute Care Open. 2021;6(1):e000591. PubMed PMID: 34192162
  • Douin DJ, Anderson EL, Dylla L, Rice JD, Jackson CL, Wright FL, Bebarta VS, Schauer SG, Ginde AA. Association Between Hyperoxia, Supplemental Oxygen, and Mortality in Critically Injured Patients. Crit Care Explor. 2021 May;3(5):e0418. PubMed PMID: 34036272
  • Douin DJ, Shaefi S, Brenner SK, Gupta S, Park I, Wright FL, Mathews KS, Chan L, Al-Samkari H, Orfanos S, Radbel J, Leaf DE. Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Critically Ill Adults with COVID-19. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Nov;18(11):1917-1921. PubMed PMID: 33872546
  • Dylla L, Anderson EL, Douin DJ, Jackson CL, Rice JD, Schauer SG, Neumann RT, Bebarta VS, Wright FL, Ginde AA. A quasiexperimental study of targeted normoxia in critically ill trauma patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2021 Aug 1;91(2S Suppl 2):S169-S175. PubMed PMID: 33797494
  • Wray JP, Bridwell RE, Schauer SG, Shackelford SA, Bebarta VS, Wright FL, Bynum J, Long B. The diamond of death: Hypocalcemia in trauma and resuscitation. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Mar;41:104-109. PubMed PMID: 33421674
  • Rivas L, Estroff J, Sparks A, Nahmias J, Allen R, Smith SR, Kutcher M, Carter K, Grigorian A, Albertson S, Turay D, Quispe JC, Luo-Owen X, Vella M, Pascual J, Tororello G, Quattrone M, Bernard A, Ratnasekera A, Lee A, Tamburrini D, Rodriguez C, Harrell K, Jeyamurugan K, Bugaev N, Warner A, Weinberger J, Hazelton JP, Selevany M, Wright F, Kovar A, Urban S, Hamrick A, Mount M, Carrick M, Cullinane DC, Chang G, Jain G, Spalding C, Sarani B. The incidence of venous thromboembolic events in trauma patients after tranexamic acid administration: an EAST multicenter study. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2021 Jan 1;32(1):37-43. PubMed PMID: 33196508
  • Timing of surgery following SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2021 Jun;76(6):748-758. PubMed PMID: 33690889
  • Effects of pre-operative isolation on postoperative pulmonary complications after elective surgery: an international prospective cohort study. Anaesthesia. 2021 Nov;76(11):1454-1464. PubMed PMID: 34371522
  • Machine learning risk prediction of mortality for patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2: the COVIDSurg mortality score. Br J Surg. 2021 Nov 11;108(11):1274-1292. PubMed PMID: 34227657
  • Gergen AK, Hosokawa P, IrwinC, Cohen MJ, Wright FL, Velopulos CG, Kovacs EJ, McIntyre Jr RC, Idrovo JP. NEVER TOO EARLY: PARENTERAL NUTRITION ADMINISTRATION IN ELDERLY EMERGENCY GENERAL SURGERY PATIENTS. Jour Nursing Home Res 2021;7:47-54. Published online September 10, 2021
  • Wray JP, Bridwell RE, Schauer SG, Shackelford SA, Bebarta VS, Wright FL, Bynum J, Long B. The diamond of death: Hypocalcemia in trauma and resuscitation. Am J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 28;41:104-109. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33421674
  • Wright FL, Vogler TO, Moore EE, Moore HB, Wohlauer MV, Urban S, Nydam TL, Moore PK, McIntyre RC Jr. Fibrinolysis Shutdown Correlation with Thromboembolic Events in Severe COVID-19 Infection. J Am Coll Surg. 2020 Aug;231(2):193-203.e1. PubMed PMID: 32422349
  • . Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study. Lancet. 2020 Jul 4;396(10243):27-38. PubMed PMID: 32479829
  • Mortality and pulmonary complications in patients undergoing surgery with perioperative SARS-CoV-2 infection: an international cohort study. Lancet. 2020 Jul 4;396(10243):27-38. PubMed PMID: 32479829
  • Frazee R, Regner J, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Swope M, Burlew CC, Dissanaike S, Vangipurum D, Bruns B, O'Meara L, Stivers J, Kwok A, Grover BT, Kothari SN, Cibari C, Dunn J, McIntyre RC Jr, Wright F, Scherer EP, Crane C, Schroeppel TJ, Callaghan E, Gordy S, Todd R. The southwestern surgical congress multi-center trial on suspected common duct stones. Am J Surg. 2019 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30654919
  • Heelan Gladden AA, Peltz ED, McIntyre RC Jr, Vega S, Krell R, Velopulos C, Ferrigno L, Wright FL. Effect of Pre-Hospital Use of the Assessment of Blood Consumption Score and Pre-Thawed Fresh Frozen Plasma on Resuscitation and Trauma Mortality. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Feb;228(2):141-147. PubMed PMID: 30476549
  • Kovar A, Carmichael H, McIntyre RC Jr, Mago J, Gladden AH, Peltz ED, Wright FL. The Extremity/Mechanism/Shock Index/GCS (EMS-G) score: A novel pre-hospital scoring system for early and appropriate MTP activation. Am J Surg. 2019 Dec;218(6):1195-1200. PubMed PMID: 31564406
  • Hall C, Regner JL, Schroeppel T, Rodriguez J, McIntyre R Jr, Wright F, Dissanaike S, Richmond R, Santos A, Frazee RC. Protocol driven management of suspected common duct stones: A Southwestern Surgical Congress multi-centered trial. Am J Surg. 2019 Dec;218(6):1152-1155. PubMed PMID: 31558305
  • Carmichael H, Steward L, Peltz ED, Wright FL, Velopulos CG. Preventable death and interpersonal violence in the United States: Who can be saved?. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jul;87(1):200-204. PubMed PMID: 31045724
  • Frazee R, Regner J, Truitt MS, Agrawal V, Swope M, Burlew CC, Dissanaike S, Vangipurum D, Bruns B, O'Meara L, Stivers J, Kwok A, Grover BT, Kothari SN, Cibari C, Dunn J, McIntyre RC Jr, Wright F, Scherer EP, Crane C, Schroeppel TJ, Callaghan E, Gordy S, Todd R. The southwestern surgical congress multi-center trial on suspected common duct stones. Am J Surg. 2019 Jun;217(6):1006-1009. PubMed PMID: 30654919
  • Heelan Gladden AA, Peltz ED, McIntyre RC Jr, Vega S, Krell R, Velopulos C, Ferrigno L, Wright FL. Effect of Pre-Hospital Use of the Assessment of Blood Consumption Score and Pre-Thawed Fresh Frozen Plasma on Resuscitation and Trauma Mortality. J Am Coll Surg. 2019 Feb;228(2):141-147. PubMed PMID: 30476549
  • Stettler GR, Kemp C, Wright F, Peltz E. Delayed presentation of complete arterial transection treated with interposition graft: A case report. Trauma Case Rep. 2018 Dec;18:24-27. PubMed PMID: 30519625
  • Wright FL, Gamboni F, Moore EE, Nydam TL, Mitra S, Silliman CC, Banerjee A. Hyperosmolarity invokes distinct anti-inflammatory mechanisms in pulmonary epithelial cells: evidence from signaling and transcription layers. PLoS One. 2014;9(12):e114129. PubMed PMID: 25479425
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Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital Trauma Center
12505 E. 16th Avenue
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2, First floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2711

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Surgery, Board Certification
  • Surgical Critical Care, Board Certification
  • ATLS Course Director, Certificate (0001)
  • ASSET Course Director, Certificate (0001)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (2004)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (2000)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (2005)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Chief Resident, Surgery (2011)
Fellowships:
  • Loyola University Medical Center, Surgical Critical Care (2013)
Languages: English
Department: Surgery-GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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