Featured Clinician: Bryan Wells, MD (Cardiology)

Bryan Wells, MD

Bryan Wells, MD

Bryan Wells, MD (Cardiology) is this week’s Featured Clinician. Bryan gives us some insight into his background and what motivated him to become a physician.

Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in Augusta, Georgia. Next, I studied chemical engineering at Auburn University. While at Auburn, I gained some work experience at Delta Air Lines working in environmental compliance. I then attended the Medical College of Georgia, where I met my wife (Emory ophthalmologist Jill Wells). I completed my internal medicine training, including a chief resident year, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Finally, I moved to Emory for a cardiology fellowship and was fortunate to remain here as a faculty member. Currently in my fourth year on the faculty, I practice general cardiology and vascular medicine at Emory University Hospital Midtown.

Why did you go into medicine?
I chose medicine because it challenges you in all aspects of life: intellectually, physically, and emotionally. These constant challenges stimulate personal and professional development on a daily basis. The opportunities for patient care along with teaching and mentoring younger health care professionals are motivating and rewarding.

What does “clinical excellence” mean to you?
Clinical excellence has multiple layers – from direct patient care to managing a service to policy development. There are numerous ways to promote clinical excellence, and a team-oriented approach favors the patient

Dogs or cats?
Dogs. We have a 10-year-old golden retriever named Tanner. She has been with us since our intern year. We consider her our “first born,” and our family wouldn’t be the same without her.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Jill and I try to spend most of our spare time with our three children: our daughters Avery (4) and Taylor (2) and our newborn son, Jackson (3 months). We enjoy playing and watching sports. In summer, we go to the pool or the lake to ski and tube at every opportunity. I’ve also been training for triathlons and plan to participate in my first half-IRONMAN race this September.

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