Michael Wells, M.D. began his college career earning a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Arkansas, where he graduated with Alpha Chi honors. He then moved on to complete medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. Here too, Michael Wells, M.D. earned numerous high honors including top pathology and anatomy student, as well as, being inducted into the AOA honor society. Following medical school, he served as an assistant instructor during his Internal Medicine Internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. He then completed a three-year dermatology residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, where he served as chief resident in his final year. After his residency he reached the level of tenured associate professor while at TTUHSC and received many Dean’s awards during his time there from 2001-2012.
Additionally, he completed an ACGME-approved Procedural Dermatology/ ACMS- approved Mohs Micrographic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. He actively shares his wealth of knowledge and expertise with other healthcare professionals in numerous ways, including:
- Editor for e-medicine (an online medical resource for health care professionals).
- Author of several chapters of an on-line book used to assist health care professionals in making clinical decisions.
- Author and editor involved with creating teaching content for maintenance of certification of health care professionals
- Peer reviewer for several medical journals and a national teaching data-base for medical students through AAMC.
- Active involvement with the Texas Medical Association in serving on various committees that have a goal of improving the health of Texans.
- Published numerous articles in peer-reviewed literature read and indexed by health care professionals.
Memberships in the following organizations:
- American Medical Association – 1994 to present
- American Academy of Dermatology – 1998 to present
- Texas Dermatological Society – 1998 to present
- Texas Medical Association – 1998 to present
- Southwestern Dermatological Society – 2001 to 2008
- Association of Academic Dermatologic Surgeons – 2003 to 2008
- Dermatology Foundation (Leadership Society) 2006 to present
- SkinPAC, 2007
- American College of Mohs Surgeons- 2008 to present
- American Society for Dermatologic Surgery – 2008 to present