Lorena (Alarcon Casas) Wright, MD, Endocrinology, Seattle, WA, University of Washington Medical Center

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Endocrinology Seattle, WA

Diabetes, Gonad Disorders & Reproductive, Lipid Metabolism

Associate Professor, Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine

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  • Dr. Lorena Wright is an endocrinologist in Seattle, WA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including University of Washington Medical Center, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, and Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System. She received her medical degree from Universidad Veracruzana Faculty of Medicine and has been in practice 17 years. She also speaks multiple languages, including Spanish and French. She specializes in diabetes, and transgender care. Dr. Wright is experienced in diabetes mellitus type 1, type 2, cystic fibrosis related diabetes, diabetes in minorities and diabetes technology.

Education & Training

  • University of Washington
    University of WashingtonFELLOWSHIP
  • Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital
    Santa Barbara Cottage HospitalRESIDENCY
  • Universidad Veracruzana Faculty of Medicine
    Universidad Veracruzana Faculty of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Universite Michel de Montaigne-Bordeaux 3OTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 2009 - Present
  • WA State Medical License
    WA State Medical License 2009 - 2021
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Lorena A. Wright Fellow of the American College of Endocrinology
  • Recognition city of Xalapa, 2016
  • With Honors School of Medicine, Universidad Veracruzana

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Progression to insulin dependence post treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors in pre- existing type 2 diabetes.  
    Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, Rebeca Vargas Ramon, Zona Batacchi, and Irl B. Hirsch, AACE Clinical Case Reports
  • 1, 5-Anhydroglucitol and Neonatal Complications in Pregnancy Complicated by Diabetes  
    Wright LA, Hirsch IB, Gooley TA, Brown Z, Endocrine Practice, 1/1/2015
  • Impact of Differences in Glucose Tolerance on the Prevalence of a Negative Insulinogenic Index  
    Faulenbach MV, Wright LA, Lorenzo C, Utzschneider K, Goedecke J, Fujimoto W, Boyko E, McNeely M, Leonetti D, Haffner S, Kahn SE, and American Diabetes Association GENN..., The Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 1/1/2013
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Books/Book Chapters


  • Unusual Presentations of Paragangliomas at Clivus: A Case Series
    Eun Kyung Koh, Manuel Ferreira Jr., Kris S Moe, Richard Alan Failor, Jake Ruzevick, and Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, Endo, 1/1/2016
  • Patient Perspectives on Personal Insulin Pump Therapy (IPT) and/or Continuous Glucose Monitoring Device (CGM) Downloaded Data (DD) in an Academic Clinical Setting
    Mary M Janci, Hilaire Thompson, Irl B Hirsch, and Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, Endo and Levine-Riggs Diabetes Research Symposium, 1/1/2016
  • Progression to insulin dependence post treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors in preexisting type 2 diabetes
    Lorena Alarcon-Casas Wright, Rebeca Vargas Ramon, Zona Batacchi, and Irl B, AACE, 1/1/2016
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  • Endocrinology Update for Primary Care CME 
  • Hands on Continuous Glucose Monitor Devices 
  • Diabetes in the Latino Community: Unique Challenges 
    Santa Barbara, CA - 1/1/2016
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  • Foundation for Care Management: Hypoglycemia: Decreasing the Rate of Hypoglycemia and Improving Patient Outcomes. What the Primary Care Provider Needs to Know 
    Wright, LA
  • Foundation for Care Management: Diabetes Mellitus Detecting and Treating Type 1 & 2 Patients in a Type 2 Global Epidemic 
    Wright, LA
  • The State of Diabetes in the Latino Community 
    Wright, LA
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Press Mentions

  • Diabetes Drug Reduces Kidney Disease, but Could Cost You $600 a Month
    Diabetes Drug Reduces Kidney Disease, but Could Cost You $600 a MonthApril 17, 2019


  • Member, Women in Endocrinology

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish, French

Hospital Affiliations