Dr. Alvin Wells
41 years experience male
Dr. Wells is currently a practicing rheumatologist at the Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, where he serves as the Director. He also maintains his clinical affiliation with Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Prior to returning to private practice, Dr. Wells was an Associate Medical Director at Abbott Laboratories where he played a central role in the launch of HUMIRA. Dr. Wells received his MD from the University of South Florida, Tampa and trained in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology at Duke University, where he was a faculty member before joining Abbott. He received his PhD in Immunology from the University of South Carolina, where he developed an animal model for Reiter’s Syndrome. He was a recipient of the prestigious Fogarty Biomedical Research Award from the National Institutes of Health, which allowed him to undertake a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Uppsala University, Sweden, with Dr. Lars Klareskog. A member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Wells has over 25 years of research experience, focusing on chronic inflammatory diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, and the rejection of renal transplants, with an emphasis on connective tissue components, inflammatory mediators, and cytokines. He is the recipient of the 2003 Abbott President’s Award. In 2001, he was honored with the Merck Young Investigator Award, and in 1999 he received the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Wells is fluent in Swedish and is an internationally renowned speaker and researcher and has had research support from the Arthritis Foundation and from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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United States: Illinois, Montana, North Carolina, Wisconsin
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Dec 31, 2016
Dr. Wells cares tremendously for his patients. Every time I go to his office with health concerns, I leave feeling much better! He doesn't just treat the body - he treats the mind and spirit as well.
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Wells is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thanks for the reply. The only test I haven't had done is for a gene mutation. Blood work was perfect. I was just wondering if primary em just shows up like this in a he...Read More
This was very helpful. Thanks! Hi Dr.Wwlls thank you for your generous time an detailed professional answer . Regards
Education & Training
University of South Florida College of Medicine, FL
University of South Carolina School of Medicine, SC
Karolinska Institute Faculty of Medicine, Sweden
DUKE UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
American College of Rheumatology
American Institute Of Ultrasound In Medicine
American Medical Association