Joel Wells, MD, MPH, Dallas, TX

Joel Wells, M.D., M.P.H. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and a comprehensive hip surgeon at UT Southwestern.

He earned his medical degree at Tulane University. Following an internship in surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at Harvard, he then received advanced training in joint preservation, resurfacing, and reconstructive surgery through a fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.

As a fellowship trained surgeon in comprehensive hip surgery, Joel Wells, M.D., cares for patients of all ages, from preadolescents to the elderly. 

“My role as a comprehensive hip surgeon is to take care of patients at all ages and stages of life, from the youngest to the eldest,” he says. “I can take care of all aspects of hip pathology.”

For example, Dr. Wells is an expert at performing periacetabular osteotomy, a complex surgery for repositioning the hip joint. Although the procedure is the most common type of hip preservation surgery in young adults, it usually is done only at specialized centers.