Pamela (Wright-Mescher) Wright-Etter, MD, Psychiatry, Charlotte, NC


Psychiatry Charlotte, NC

Community, Forensic Psychiatry

Deputy Chief Medical Officer- Cardinal Innovations Healthcare

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  • 30 years of diverse experience as a psychiatrist serving individuals and consulting to health care systems and public health entities including national, state, and international government organizations. Previous roles include experience in developing clinical protocols, working to upgrade the level of care and educating physicians on academic and practice matters. Leadership roles have included medical directorships in both for-profit and non-profit systems. Recent roles have included consultations to ministries of health in two developing countries.

    As of 2018, full-time employed as Vice-President of Medical Services, Senior Medical Director, Cardinal Innovations Healthcare. Working as a part of the executive team on transformation of Medicaid in the state of NC, developing the "tailored plan" where we will be responsible for "whole person" care in 2021.

Education & Training

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    University of North Carolina at Chapel HillMD, Public healthcare Administration & Public Policy, Honors, 2009 - 2012
  • Harding HospitalResidency, Psychiatry, 1982 - 1986
  • University of Toledo College of Medicine
    University of Toledo College of MedicineClass of 1982

Certifications & Licensure

  • GA State Medical License
    GA State Medical License 2018 - 2021
  • SC State Medical License
    SC State Medical License 1994 - 2023
  • NC State Medical License
    NC State Medical License 1988 - 2021
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Forensic Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • American Psychiatric Assoication Distinguished Fellow, 2014
  • Barzani Humanitarian Organization Humanitarian Award for Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 2008
  • Profiles in Courage Award American Psychiatric Association, 2001

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