Brenton Wright, MD

Brent Wright, MD is board-certified neurologist and specialist in hospital neurology & movement disorders. Dr. Wright cares for inpatients with neurological emergencies at Scripps Encinitas, Tri City Medical Center, and Palomar/Pomerado Medical Centers. He completed his neurology residency at Columbia University and movement disorders fellowship training under Dr. Stanley Fahn at Columbia & the Neurological Institute of New York. He worked as Assistant Professor of Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis, and then Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurosciences at UC San Diego before joining The Neurology Center in 2023. While at UC San Diego he served as Director of the movement disorders fellowship program and authored a successful application for the prestigious Michael J Fox  Foundation Edmond J. Safra fellowship grant. He has member of the American Academy Of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, the Parkinson Study Group, and the Huntington Study Group.

Dr. Wright is the Medical Advisory Director for the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego. In This role he is helping to design and implement systemic changes that improve experiences and outcome for persons with PD that are admitted to the hospital. he is also a part time Voluntary Clinical Professor at UC San Diego where he works on clinical trials in the Huntington’s Disease Center of Excellence and in the HD multidisciplinary clinic.

Dr. Wright is a native of Louisville, KY. he is an avid sports fan, especially of the University of Louisville Cardinals and the Cincinnati Bengals.  In his free time he enjoys surfing, hiking, mountain biking, running, live music, camping, and tennis.

Board Certifications

American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology: Neurology, 2012

Medical Education

University of Louisville School of Medicine: MD, 2008



Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/NY Presbyterian Hospital: Neurology, 2012


Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons/Neurological Institute of New York: Movement Disorders, 2014