About Dr. Wells

Esteemed Orthopedic Surgeon, Lawrence Wells, MD, Welcomes Patients at Children’s Surgical Associates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lawrence Wells, MD, is a top orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician who lends his skills and expertise to serve patients at Children’s Surgical Associates, affiliated with at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is an Associate Director of the Sports Medicine and Performance Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which he joined in 2002, and the Director of Orthopaedic Ambulatory Operations at CHOP’s Specialty Care Center in Voorhees, NJ. “As an experienced physician and board certified surgeon with 20 years of specialization in orthopaedics, I take a highly personal and team approach to caring for my patients. I believe the most important aspects of providing quality care are listening to the needs of my patients, communication and helping them to make informed decisions about their options and care plan”, states Dr. Wells. He additionally serves as Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of sports related injuries in children, adolescents and young adults. He has expertise in both the nonoperative and surgical management of injuries to the shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, ankle and foot, and offers a full complement of rehabilitation services available to expedite recovery from injury and or surgery. Dr. Wells’ academic interests include pediatric sports medicine. He has written extensively and lectured nationally about injury recovery and prevention in the pediatric and adolescent athlete. His special interests include arthroscopic surgery for shoulder injuries and major knee ligament injuries (ACL) in pediatric and adolescent athletes with open growth plates. Dr. Wells also serves as a departmental safety officer and committees related to patient satisfaction and infection prevention. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters. For more information about Lawrence Wells, MD, please visit http://www.chop.edu/doctors/wells-lawrence.

Lawrence Wells, MD, is a 1985 graduate of the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. His postgraduate training includes his orthopedics surgery residency at the University of California-San Francisco and a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Wells completed his undergraduate education at Stamford University in 1981. ”In 1990, Dr. Wells joined the Permanente Medical Group in South San Francisco, California, and worked as a staff physician at the Kaiser South San Francisco facility. Dr. Wells also provided care for children at University of California-San Francisco as an Assistant Clinical professor of Orthopedic Surgery. In 1998, Dr. Wells was appointed Assistant Physician-in-chief at Kaiser South in San Francisco”, states the official website of CPHO. He attained board certification in orthopedic surgery and the subspecialty of sports medicine with the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and is a member of the Philadelphia Orthopedic Society. As a result of his compassionate attitude, patient centric philosophy, and commitment to excellence in all facets of orthopedic surgery and sports medicine, Lawrence Wells, MD, has been honored with a 2016 Top Doctor Award. Top Doctor Awards is dedicated to selecting and honoring those healthcare practitioners who have demonstrated clinical excellence while delivering the highest standards of patient care. For more information about Lawrence Wells, MD, please visit http://www.chop.edu/doctors/wells-lawrence.


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