Melissa Anderson Wright, MD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

4.9 out of 5 (101 reviews)

Specialities: Shoulder And Elbow Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Languages: English

410-554-4599

About me

Melissa A. Wright, MD, is a fellowship-trained, board-eligible shoulder and elbow surgeon at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute. She sees patients in Westminster and at MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center and MedStar Union Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Wright received her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri and also completed her orthopaedic surgery residency at Barnes Jewish Hospital-Washington University in St. Louis. She completed a fellowship specializing in shoulder and elbow surgery at MedStar Union Memorial Hospital. Dr. Wright is experienced in the latest surgical techniques. Her clinical interests include shoulder replacement (including reverse, stemless, revision, and outpatient options); shoulder and elbow arthritis, trauma, dislocations, fractures, and arthroscopy; rotator cuff pain; distal biceps surgery; and sports-related shoulder and elbow problems. Her published research includes work on shoulder replacement outcomes in geriatric patients, the impact of social deprivation on orthopaedic care, and anterior glenohumeral instability.

The mind-body connection is part of Dr. Wright’s philosophy of care, and she believes her patients’ unique circumstances can affect their pain perceptions and surgical outcomes. Dr. Wright works with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan, taking their preferences and needs into account. In addition to her day-to-day medical practice, she is passionate about advocating for women and people of color within orthopaedics as an active member of the Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society and the J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society. She is also a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons. 

Clinical areas of focus

  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Reversal Surgery
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis Of The Shoulder
  • Annular Ligament Displacement
  • Avascular Necrosis Of Shoulder
  • Avascular Necrosis Of The Elbow
  • Axillary Neuropathy
  • Bankart Lesions
  • Bicep Tendon Tear
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Bursitis Of The Arm
  • Bursitis Of The Elbow
  • Calcific Tendonitis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Elbow
  • Degenerative Joint Disease Of The Shoulder
  • Distal Clavicular Osteolysis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bone Spur
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Epicondylitis
  • Gout Of The Arm
  • Gout Of The Elbow
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Lateral Epicondylitis
  • Locking Elbow
  • Locking Shoulder
  • Long Thoracic Neuropathy
  • Medial Collateral Ligament Injury Of The Elbow
  • Medial Epicondylitis
  • Musculocutaneous Neuropathy
  • Osteochondral Lesions Of The Upper Extremities
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Injury
  • Periprosthetic Humerus Fracture
  • Plexopathy
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Elbow
  • Prosthetic Joint Infection Of The Shoulder
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Quadrangular Space Syndrome
  • Radial Head Subluxation
  • Radial Nerve Neuropathy
  • Rotator Cuff Impingement
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Scapula Fracture
  • Scapular Dyskinesis
  • Separated Shoulder
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture
  • Shoulder Impingement
  • Shoulder Injury
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Labral Tear
  • Slap Tear
  • Spinal Accessory Neuropathy
  • Suprascapular Neuropathy
  • Tendinitis Of The Elbow
  • Ulnar Nerve Injury
  • Ulnar Pseudo Arthrosis Non Union
  • Upper Extremity Neuropathy
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Procedures I perform

  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Decompression
  • Arthroscopy Of Elbow
  • Arthroscopy Of Shoulder
  • Biceps Tendon Repair
  • Brachial Plexus Surgery
  • Decompression Median Nerve At Elbow
  • Elbow Injection
  • Elbow Joint Excision
  • Elbow Joint Replacement
  • Elbow Reconstruction
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Elbow Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Shoulder Surgery
  • Patient Specific Instrumentation
  • Pectoralis Major Tendon Tear Repair
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Prp Injection Of The Shoulder
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Prp Of The Elbow
  • Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Scapula Fusion Surgery
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Shoulder Joint Preservation Surgery
  • Shoulder Labral Tear Repair
  • Shoulder Prosthesis
  • Shoulder Reconstruction
  • Shoulder Stabilization
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Superior Capsular Reconstruction
  • Synovectomy Of Elbow
  • Synovectomy Of Shoulder
  • Total Elbow Replacement Age Greater Than 50
  • Total Elbow Replacement Age Less Than 50
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Reversal Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Revision Surgery
  • Total Shoulder Replacement Surgery
  • Tricep Repair
  • Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair
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Practice locations

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412 Malcolm Drive
Westminster, MD, 21157

410-751-8800

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9101 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD, 21237

443-777-6788

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3333 North Calvert Street
Johnston Professional Bldg Ste 400
Baltimore, MD, 21218

410-554-2155

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Insurance

MedStar Medical Group accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Medical Group, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund) Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • Aetna USAccess (POS)
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • CFBCBS BlueChoice HMO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • CFBCBS Federal Employee Program (Std. & Basic PPO)
    • CFBCBS Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • CFBCBS (NCA) Indemnity
    • CIGNA HMO & Network (HMO)
    • CIGNA POS/Network POS
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA
    • CIGNA Indemnity
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • FIRST HEALTH
    • Tricare Prime
    • Tricare Standard
    • Tricare Extra (Indemnity)
    • Tricare for Life (Medicare Supplemental Plan)
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • MedStar Select (MedStar Associates' Plan)
    • MedStar Medicare Choice
    • United Healthcare Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • United Healthcare Select Plus (POS)
    • United Healthcare Choice Plus
    • United Student Resources
    • M.D. IPA (HMO)
    • M.D. IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Mamsi Life & Health (Indem./PPO)
    • Aetna Worker's Compensation Network
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • United Healthcare Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO, GEHA, Compass Rose)
    • OneNet PPO, Inc.
    • United Healthcare Choice
    • United Healthcare Core Essential (HMO)
    • Optimum Choice
    • United Healthcare Navigate
    • United Healthcare Compass (HMO)
    • CIGNA HMO Open Access (OA)
    • Network OA
    • POS OA & OA Plus
    • CIGNA EPO
    • PPO and PPO Plus
    • Choice Fund PPO
    • CFBSBC Blue Preferred PPO
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • CFBCBS Blue Choice Opt Out Open Access
    • BlueChoice Open Access
    • Blue Choice Advantage & Healthy Blue (HMO, POS)
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA/HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Open HMO
    • Opoen HMO Option
    • Open EPO Plus
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Open POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Aetna Innovations: HMO & EPO Plus

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Education

Fellowship Program: MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (2020)

Residency Program: Washington University/Barnes Jewish Hospital (2019)

Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine (2014)

Ratings and reviews

  • Provider explained things understandably

    4.9
  • Provider listened carefully

    5.0
  • Provider gave easy to understand instructions

    0.0
  • Provider knew medical history

    4.9
  • Provider showed respect

    4.9
  • Provider spent enough time with patient

    4.9
  • Aug 2, 2021

    Dr. Wright was patient, kind, and very clear while remaining personal.

  • Jul 30, 2021

    I really like my doctor.

  • Jul 26, 2021

    Good