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Lawrence Wells, MD

Attending Surgeon

Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Lawrence Wells, MD, is a graduate of Stanford University and the University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his orthopaedics surgery residency at the University of California-San Francisco and a fellowship in pediatric orthopaedic surgery in Cincinnati, OH.

In 1990, Dr. Wells joined the Permanente Medical Group in South San Francisco, CA, 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 orthopaedic surgery. In 1998, Dr. Wells was appointed assistant physician-in-chief at Kaiser South in San Francisco.

Dr. Wells was recruited to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2002.

Dr. Wells’s 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 serves as the director of orthopaedic ambulatory operations at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia specialty care center in Voorhees, NJ and the board member of Philadelphia orthopedic Society. He also serves as a departmental safety officer and committees related to patient satisfaction andinfection prevention

Dr. Wells has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and chapters.

Dr. Wells is certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery and holds a certificate of added qualification in orthopedic sports medicine. 

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