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Matthew Earl Wells, M.D.

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Wells is fellowship trained in sports medicine and board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery since 2008 and has been in private practice since 2005. Growing up in New Jersey, he developed a love for South Florida during the years that were invested in completing the intense University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Orthopedic Surgery Residency. He completed his sports medicine fellowship under Dr. James Andrews at the prestigious American Sports Medicine Institute. He believes deeply in the patient-doctor relationship and continues to see all his patients personally. Dr. Wells specializes in shoulder, knee, hip, elbow, and ankle injuries and prides himself in healing patients, when possible, without surgery. Dr Wells has been utilizing platelet rich plasma (PRP) injections for over 12 years for several conditions.

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About Dr. Wells See More Details

Matthew Earl Wells, M.D.  is a board certified orthopedic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale Florida. Dr. Wells has several publications in addition to research experience. This includes topics on Ligament Reconstruction in Throwing Athletes, and work on patient outcomes related to the subject of Peritrochanteric Femur Fractures. Dr. Wells is affiliated with Level 1 Trauma at the Broward Health Medical Center where he also works with and assists in the clinical education of orthopaedic residents.

Dr. Wells has also been active in sports medicine for local and national teams, most recently dedicating his time to U15 youth soccer teams.

Training See More Details
  • American Sports Medicine Institute – Foot and Ankle Mini-Fellowship 2005
  • American Sports Medicine Institute – Sports Medicine/Arthroscopy Fellowship 2005
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Hospital –  Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation Residency 2004
  • Jackson Memorial Hospital/University of Miami Hospital – Department of General Surgery Internship 2000
  • UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School – Medical Degree, 1999
  • Pennsylvania State University – B.S. Biology,  Graduated with Highest Distinction (Top 2%), May 1995
Honors & Awards See More Details
  • America’s Top Orthopedists” 2010 Edition-Orthopedic Surgery
    • Consumers’ Research Council of America
  • Stryker Hip Arthroscopy/Anterior Hip Approach/ACL Workshop-March 2010
  • ASMI Injuries in Baseball Course Faculty: Flagstaff, Arizona – January 2005
    • Anatomy of the knee pro-section, panel discussion
  • University of Miami School of Medicine Microsurgery Program, May 2003
  • Musculoskeletal Oncology Review Conference, June 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
    • H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
  • Essentials of Ilizarov Conference & Practical Workshop, May 2003
  • Stryker/Howmedica/Osteonics Practical Knee Anatomy Workshop, March 2002 University of Miami School of Medicine Orthopaedics Grand Rounds Lectures
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society – Junior Year Inductee
  • Harry Shapiro Memorial Scholarship, UMDNJ
  • Van Houten Memorial Scholarship, UMDNJ
  • Pennsylvania State University Scholar
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society
  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Phi Eta Sigma, & Golden Key National Honor
Team Coverage See More Details

Miami Tropical U15 Girls Soccer Team         2009-2014

Kendall Coalition U14 Girls Soccer Team         2008-2009

Kendall Hammocks U13 Girls Soccer Team         2007-2008

Accompanied teams to multiple FLUGSA travel team events and tournaments providing on and off-field medical evaluation and treatment.

Tampa Bay Devil Rays: St. Petersburg, FL         2005

Assisted Dr. Coco Eaton with physical evaluation and development of treatment and rehabilitation plans for players in Tampa Bay Devil Ray minor league system.

Auburn University:  Auburn, Alabama         2004-2005

Assistant Team Physician for NCAA Division I Athletics Program

Performed on-field and training room evaluations and developed and assisted with treatment of collegiate athletes including SEC Championship Auburn Tigers Football Team.

Birmingham Barons, Hoover, AL         2004-2005

Assistant team physician for Double AA Minor League Baseball franchise of Chicago White Sox.  

Mountain Brook High School: Mountain Brook, AL         2004-2005

Team physician for Mountain Brook High School Varsity Football Team

Performed on-field evaluation of injuries sustained and participated in sideline and office decision-making regarding treatment of athletes through season and semi-finals of Division 6-A football playoffs.

Booker T. Washington High School: Miami, FL         2000-2004

Team physician for Booker T. Washington High School Varsity Football

Performed on-field evaluation and treatment of injuries sustained during athletic events and performed pre-participation screening physicals.

2003 Pro Beach Volleyball Ft. Lauderdale Open     2003

On-site physician: Evaluated and treated injuries sustained by professional athletes during three-day AVP tournament.

Miami Tropical Marathon     2003

Physician member of volunteer medical staff: Triage and treatment of injuries sustained by both professional and amateur participants in marathon.

Student Government Association, Robert Wood Johnson    1996-1999

Executive Member at Large:  Class representative to school administration.  Planned school sponsored activities and philanthropies.

Homeless & Indigent Population Health Outreach Project    1995-1997

Participated in student-run organization (HIP-HOP) providing preventative health services to underserved of the New Brunswick area.  Mediated weekly HIV prevention workshops for middle school students.

Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity       1993-1995

Active member of national fraternity.  Served 2 years on Executive Board as House Manager, chaired several committees, organized many projects and philanthropies.

Varsity Football and Track & Field       1987-1995

Earned Varsity Letter in High School Football and two in Track & Field. Continued to play intramural & intra-fraternity softball, football, and volleyball at Pennsylvania State University.

Memberships See More Details
  • Active Fellow of American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Member of American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • Member of Florida Medical Association
  • Member Florida Orthopedic Society
  • Member Broward County Medical Association
  • Member of American Sports Medicine Fellowship Society
  • Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
  • Member of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Alumni Association
  • Member of Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association

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