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Duncan Wells, M.D.

Duncan Wells, M.D.Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

As orthopedic surgeons, we are also trained in various orthopedic subspecialties including treatment of the hand, foot, children's orthopedic disorders, sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery, arthritis and total joint replacements, orthopedic oncology, scoliosis and spinal surgery and fracture care.

  • Royal Perth Hospital Perth, Western Australia, Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship 1993
  • Los Angeles County - USC Medical Center Los Angeles, CA Orthopaedic Residency 1988 - 1992
  • Los Angeles County - USC Center Los Angeles, CA Orthopaedic Internship 1987 - 1988
  • Emory University School of Medicine Atlanta, GA M.D. 1987
  • University of California Santa Barbara, B.A. Pharmacology 1983
  • Associate Clinical Professor, Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Plastic and Hand Surgery.
  • Northside Hospital - Cherokee
  • Marietta Surgery Center
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Southwestern Orthopaedics Society
  • American Society of Hand Surgery
  • Southern California Permanente Medical Group Panorama City, CA 1993 - 1996
  • Full-Time Staff Orthopaedic Surgeon
  • Created and Managed Hand Clinic
  • Responsible for Most of the Group's Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
  • Wells, D., Dall, D. : " The effect of stem cross-sectional geometry on cement stresses." Presented at the LAC - USC Research Day, 1992.
  • Wells, D., Waters, R. : " Hetertopic Ossification about the Hips Following Closed Intramedullary Nailing of the Femur in Brain-Injured Adults." Submitted for Publication, 1990.
  • Wells, D., Buchanan, W. : "Anterolateral Compartment Syndrome Following Avulsion of the Peroneal Muscles." Submitted for Publication, 1990.
  • Wells, D., Ecker, J. : "Neurovascular Island Pedicle Flaps for Coverage of Fingertip Injuries." Submitted for Publication, 1993
  • Lowman Award, 1992. Given each year to the outstanding research paper of the graduating class of the LAC - USC Medical Center Orthopaedic Residency.
  • Rancho Los Amigos Award, 1990. Given each year to the outstanding rehabilitation paper at this Hospital.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1981. Lambda Chapter, University of Santa Barbara.
  • Summa Cum Laude, 1982.
  • University of California, Santa Barbara.
  • Wells, D., King, J., Roe, T., and Kaufman, F. : " Review of Slipped Capital Femoral Ephysis Associated with Endocrine Disease." Published in the Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, 1993.
  • Board Certified, American Boards of Orthopaedic Surgery, 1996.
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987.
  • Medical License: Georgia Medical License, 1996.
  • California Medical License, 1988.
  • Fluent in Spanish and French.
  • July 1992: Hand Surgery Review Course ( American Society for Surgery of the Hand), Los Angeles, California
  • January 1993 - July 1993: Hand & Micro Surgery Fellowship, Perth, Western Australia
  • February 1994: Annual meeting of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Orlando, Florida
  • March 1994: Annual meeting of the Southern California Permanente Group, Huntington Beach, California
  • April 1994: Aged Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release Course, Palm Springs, California
  • October 1994: Total Knee Arthroplasty Update (Sponsored by Ostenics), Catalina Island, California
  • February 1995: AAOS 62nd Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida
  • February 1995: America Society for Surgery of the Hand Specialty Society Day, Orlando, Florida
  • July 1995: The orthopaedic Surgery review course. The Osler Institute, Chicago, Illinois.
  • October 1995: Total Joint Arthroplasty Review (Sponsored by Intermedics), Carmel, California
  • July 1996: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Board Certification
  • August 1996: State Board Workman's Compensation Review, Atlanta, Georgia
  • January 1997: Annual Meeting American Association for Hand Surgery, Boca Raton, Florida
  • January 1997: Hybrid Ring Fixation in Trauma, Atlanta, Georgia
  • February 1997: Survive and Thrive-Improving Surgical Practice Management, Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 1997: 4th Annual Master Series-Techniques in Arthritis Surgery, Los Angeles, California
  • August 1997: Southern Medical Association-Taking Control in Managed Care, Atlanta, Georgia
  • November 1998: Knee Lecture and Laboratory, AANA, Palm Springs, California
  • November 1998: Shoulder Lecture and Laboratory, AANA, Palm Springs, California
  • January 1999: McVey & Associates, Reimbursement & Coding for Orthopaedics, Atlanta, Georgia
  • May 1999: 6th Annual Master Series-Techniques in Arthritis Surgery, Pasadena, California
  • January 2000: Arthroscopy and Reconstruction Surgery 2000, Scottsdale, Arizona
  • January 2001: McVey & Associates, Medicare and Private Insurance Coding, Atlanta, Georgia
  • March 2001: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, San Francisco, California
  • April 2002: 9th Annual Masters Series - Techniques in Arthritus Surgery, Pasadena, California
  • October 2002: Annual Meeting of The American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Phoenix, Arizona
  • July 2003: Annual Meeting of The Kaiser orthopaedic Departments, Maui, Hawaii
  • May 2004: 9th International congress on surgery of the shoulder, Washington, D.C.
  • February 2005: Annual Meeting of the Academy of Orthopaedic surgeons, Washington D.C.
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