Dr. Alvin F. Wells specialized in rheumatology

Dr. Alvin F. Wells

Consultant Rheumatologist and Director of the Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center in Franklin, WI, USA.

Country United States
Speciality Rheumatology
Subspeciality Chronic Inflammatory Diseases, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Inflammatory Mediators, Muscloskeletal ultrasound and Immunotherapy.
Experience 1983 years
Languages English

Senior Consultant Rheumatologist and the Director of the Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center in Franklin, WI, USA. Vice president of Wisconsin Rheumatology Association.

Areas of expertise: Psoriatic arthritis، Rheumatoid arthritis، Sarcoidosis، Lupus Erythromatosis، Inflammatory Muscle Disorders، Fibromyalgia، Osteoarthritis and Uveitis.


Dr. Wells is currently a practicing rheumatologist at the Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, where he serves as the Director. He is a Visiting Professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He also maintains his clinical affiliation with Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor. Dr. Wells received his MD from the University of South Florida, Tampa and trained in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology at Duke University, where he was a faculty member before joining Abbott. He received his PhD in Immunology from the University of South Carolina, where he developed an animal model for Reiter’s Syndrome. He was a recipient of the prestigious Fogarty Biomedical Research Award from the National Institutes of Health, which allowed him to undertake a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship at Uppsala University, Sweden, with Dr. Lars Klareskog. A member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine and of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Wells has over 25 years of research experience, focusing on chronic inflammatory diseases, such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriatic Arthritis, with an emphasis on connective tissue components, Inflammatory Mediators, and Cytokines. He is the recipient of the 2003 Abbott President’s Award. In 2001, he was honored with the Merck Young Investigator Award, and in 1999 he received the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Wells is an internationally renowned speaker and researcher and has had research support from the Arthritis Foundation and from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Experiences and Positions

2005 - Today

Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center,Franklin, WI,USA.

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Rheumatology, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI.

2002 - Today

Assistant Professor
Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Clinical Immunology, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

2010 - Today

Vice president
Wisconsin Rheumatology Association

1999 - 2001

Head of Ethics Committee
American College of Rheumatology

Degrees and Certifications

Fellow, American College of Rheumatology (FACR)
American College of Rheumatology

Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine

University of South Florida, College of Medicine

Post-doctoral Training
Uppsala University Hospital,Sweden

University of South Carolina, School of Medicine

Bachelor degree
Wofford College , Spartanburg, South Carolina


Member of:

  • Member of the American College of Rheumatology
  • Member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
  • American Academy of Physicians
  • American Society of Clinical Rheumatologists
  • American Medical Association

Markers of esteem

  • Best Teaching Faculty Award from Medical College of Wisconsin and Ascension St Joseph Hospital (2019)
  • Abbott President’s Award (2003)
  • Abbott President’s Award (2001)
  • Robert Wood Johnson Fellowship Award (1998)
  • University of South Florida, Meritorious Research Award (1995)


  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31090044
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30666826
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30343531
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29680881
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29635379
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28734661
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28551073

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