Education

Medical School
Tulane University (2010)
Internship
Brigham and Women's Hospital/The Faulkner Hospital (2011), Surgery
Residency
Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Program (2015), Orthopedic Surgery
Fellowship
Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine (2016), Joint Preservation, Resurfacing & Reconstruction

Research Interest

  • Anterior Total Hip Replacement
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Pelvis and Femoral Anatomy
  • Periacetabular Osteotomy

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Three Patterns of Acetabular Deficiency Are Common in Young Adult Patients With Acetabular Dysplasia.
Nepple JJ, Wells J, Ross JR, Bedi A, Schoenecker PL, Clohisy JC Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2016 Nov
Survivorship of the Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy: What Factors are Associated with Long-term Failure?
Wells J, Millis M, Kim YJ, Bulat E, Miller P, Matheney T Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res. 2016 May
Predictors of Long Term Failure Following the Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy. Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2016 Annual Meeting Orlando, FL
Joel E. Wells MD, Michael Millis MD Young-Jo Kim MD PHD, Travis Matheney MD 2016
Average Ten Year Clinical Outcomes of the Bernese PAO for the Treatment of Classic Acetabular Dysplasia. Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 2016 Annual Meeting Orlando, FL
Stephen Duncan, Joel Wells, Kayla Thomason, Geneva Baca, Gail Pashos, Perry Schoenecker, John Clohisy 2016
Age, Amount of Arthrosis, and Severity of Dysplasia May Help Predict Early vs. Late Failure of Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy. Podium presentation at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America April 2016 Indianapolis, In
Travis Matheney MD, Joel Wells MD, Michael Millis MD 2016
Long Term Results Following the Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy: The Washington University Experience. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America April 2016 Indianapolis, In
Joel Wells MD MPH, Kayla Thomason BS, Geneva Baca BA, Perry Schoenecker MD, John Clohisy MD 2016
Long-term Complications after Periacetabular Osteotomy. Poster Presentation at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Dallas TX November 2016
Wells J, Petrie J, Schoenecker P, Clohisy J 2016
Characterization of Femoral Morphology in the Borderline Dysplastic Hip: Patient-specific 3-D CT Modeling. Podium Presentation at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Dallas TX November 2016
Wells J, Nepple J, Crook K, Ross J, Bedi A, Clohisy J 2016
Long-term Results Following the Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy: The Washington University Experience. Podium Presentation at American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Dallas TX November 2016
Wells J, Schoenecker P, Clohisy J 2016
Long-Term Outcomes Following the Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy. Podium presentation at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America April 2015 Atlanta, GA
Joel E. Wells MD, Michael Millis MD Young-Jo Kim MD PHD, Travis Matheney MD 2015 Apr

Honors & Awards

  • Harvard Orthopaedic Surgery Best Clinical Research Award: The Long-Term Outcomes Following The Bernese Periacetabular Osteotomy, and Predictors of Failure.
    (2015)
  • Chief Resident Massachusetts General Hospital Orthopaedic Surgery: Chairman Harry Rubash MD
    (2014-2015)
  • Tufts Accomplished Teaching Award in Surgery
    (2011)
  • Tulane Orthopedic Surgery Caldwell Society Award: Top Medical Student in Orthopaedic Surgery
    (2010)
  • Gold Humanism in Medicine Society Award
    (2009)
  • ESPN The Magazine Academic All American
    (2006)
  • Lone Star Conference Baseball Player of the Year
    (2006)
  • MLB Amateur Baseball Draft, Selected by NY Mets
    (2006)
  • Rawlings/American Baseball Coaches Association All American
    (2006)
  • Valedictorian of Abilene Cooper High School
    (2002)
  • Abilene Christian University Sports Hall of Fame Inductee, Jim Womack Award (2016)