Winfield Wells, MD

Attending Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Professor of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Winfield J. Wells, M.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery and Prior Director of the Cardiothoracic Surgery Training Program. He earned his medical degree from USC, and completed his General and Cardiovascular Surgical Training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York. Dr. Wells spent six years as a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army Reserves. He came to Los Angeles in 1977 where he practiced at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the Good Samaritan Hospital as part of the teaching faculty for the Good Samaritan based Residency Training Program. In 1992, Dr. Wells joined Dr. Starnes to form the full-time Academic Cardiothoracic Surgical Service at USC.

The author of numerous peer-reviewed articles, Dr. Wells' major areas of research interest include Congenital Heart Disease. He is also interested in complex tracheal reconstruction in infants and children.


Medical School

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center/New York; Surgical Internship


Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center/New York; Surgical Residency;Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center/New York; Thoracic Surgery Residenc



Thoracic Surgery and Congenital Cardiac Surgery; American Board of Thoracic Surgery



Research Summary

Congenital Heart Disease