Dr. Alvin F. Wells specialized in rheumatology

Dr. Alvin F. Wells

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

Country United States
Speciality Rheumatology
Subspeciality Immunotherapy
Experience 1983 years
Languages English

Dr. Alvin Wells is an Attending Rheumatologist and Director of the Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center in Franklin, Wisconsin, USA. He received his PhD in Immunology from the University of South Carolina. He also has over 24 years of experience in the medical field and research experience focusing on chronic inflammatory diseases.

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

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Dr. Alvin Wells graduated from the University of South Florida medical school in 1996. He trained in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology at Duke University, North Carolina, US, where he was a faculty member before joining Abbott Laboratories. Dr. Alvin Wells is a Rheumatology fellow in Franklin, Wisconsin, US. He received his Ph.D. in Immunology from the University of South Carolina, US. 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, North Carolina, the US where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor. 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 Professor. Lars Klareskog. He has over 24 years of experience in the medical field and research experience focusing on chronic inflammatory diseases, 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, New Jersey, US.

Experiences and Positions

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

2010 - Today

Vice president
Wisconsin Rheumatology Association

2005 - Today

Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center,Franklin, Wisconsin ,USA.

2002 - Today

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

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

Doctor of Medicine
University of South Florida, College of Medicine, US

Post-doctoral Training
Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden

University of South Carolina, School of Medicine

Bachelor degree
Wofford College , Spartanburg, South Carolina, US


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/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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