Dr. Wells, a native of Birmingham, AL, came to UAB in September 2021 as a Professor of Medicine. She earned both her PhD and medical degree from The University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1989 and 1994. Afterwards, Dr. Wells completed both an internal medicine residency (1997) and a fellowship in cardiovascular diseases (2000) at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She has served in numerous leadership roles including Director of Inpatient Cardiology and Associate Dean for Admissions at Wake Forest, Director of the Women’s Heart Health program at the University of Kentucky Gill Heart & Vascular Institute where she was the inaugural Thomas Whayne Endowed Professor of Women’s Heart Health and within the American College of Cardiology. She is a co-investigator in the NHLBI funded Women’s Health Initiative and has led a number of clinical trials. Dr. Wells has received numerous awards and recognitions including Best Doctors in America (2009 – current) and the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology Women in Cardiology Mentoring Award (2020).
Dr. Wells is a highly respected general cardiologist and national academic leader in clinical cardiology. Her research interests focus on psychological attributes contributing to cardiovascular disease outcomes and novel approaches to microvascular disease.