Jamie Leigh Wells, MD, FAAP
Named among America's Top Physicians, this Yale grad is a Board-Certified award-winning Pediatrician with over a decade of experience caring for patients. To contact Dr. Wells for speaking, consulting or writing, go to www.getwellsmd.com
Jamie Leigh Wells, MD, FAAP is a Yale educated, Board-Certified Pediatrician with over a decade of experience caring for patients. Dr. Wells served as a Clinical Instructor/Attending at NYU Langone, Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel and St. Vincent's Medical Centers in Manhattan. Dr. Wells not only graduated from Yale University with honors and was inducted as a junior and elected President of Jefferson Medical College's Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society; but also, has been named a New York Super Doctor repeatedly in the NY Times magazine supplement listing the top 5% of physicians in over 30 medical specialties as chosen by their peers.
A National Merit Scholar, Dr. Wells was identified for her academic excellence early on when she also was featured as one of the top twenty high school students in the nation in USA TODAY as a recipient of their scholarship. At Yale, she was President of the Yale Science & Engineering Association, majored in American Studies and concentrated in media and film, spending her final year researching her senior essay entitled, "Ebola: The Making of an Epidemic" -- exploring the power of the governmental, political, public health and media machines and their desire to work in harmony when there is a common economic concern while noting a need to shift our value system to change funding practices to prevent future outbreaks. In medical school, she maintained various leadership and elected positions (such as Editorials Editor of the school paper and editing guides to passing Board Exams) while creating mentoring and tutoring programs and spearheading countless volunteer activities that served the school and local Philadelphia communities. During this time, she did research for the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus of patients with Essential Tremor and Parkinson's Disease. She recently judged the local, district and world championships for Dean Kamen's F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration & Recognition of Science & Technology) robotics competition and became a member of The Wistar Institute's Leadership Council (the nation's first independent biomedical research facility).
She was awarded America's Top Pediatricians, America’s Top Physicians Honors of Distinction and Excellence, Compassionate Doctors Award, Patients Choice Award (honors given by patients to less than 3% of the nation's 720,000 active physicians) and been recognized for her exemplary care of those with Cystic Fibrosis. Dr. Wells was named a Doctor of Excellence which profiles the world’s leading doctors who have demonstrated success and leadership in their profession. For the better part of a decade, she answered all of the medical inquiries on line for the Boomer Esiason Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's website in a section entitled, ASK DR. WELLS. Though she is published, for example, in the acclaimed journal Neoreviews for a case involving a near drowning of an infant via water birth, it is a longstanding passion of hers to make science and health understanding accessible to all. She champions empowering others to be their own advocate in healthcare and has given talks to struggling expectant mothers and parenting groups, spoken on panels as well as emphasized education to patients under her care.
Believing she wanted to be a brain surgeon, she began her first residency in neurosurgery ultimately switching fields to pediatrics. As a result, her knowledge is vast in the medical realm and sought after by innumerable media outlets. Dr. Wells’ greatest asset is making complicated material palatable for people in a nonthreatening, often humorous way. Her opinion as a medical expert has been showcased on live and taped national and local television programs that run the gamut from CNN, Fox National News Channel, ABC News, NY 1, CBS, TLC, Fox Business Network, Fox 5, Parent TV, My 9 and so on having been featured in an hour length show on Discovery Health and repeatedly on Sirius Radio for Martha Stewart Living. Believing that certain alternative therapies can augment the healing process, she was certified with her adorable and gifted English Bulldog, Mollie Joe, as an animal assist therapy team so that together they may ease the suffering of victims of trauma, those impacted by cancer and so on...