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Areas of Expertise

Professor Wells has a range of specialities, including:

  • Lung fibrosis
  • Associated autoimmune disorders
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • All forms of sarcoidosis
  • Other lung scarring disorders

Personal Biography

Professor Wells trained in New Zealand at Green Lane Hospital, Auckland before starting post-graduate studies at Royal Brompton Hospital in 1989.Professor Wells chairs the British Thoracic Society group revising guidelines in diffuse lung disease. He also sits on the American Thoracic Society – European Respiratory Society  group revising guidelines in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, as well as other joint groups involved in the definition of non-specific interstitial pneumonia, smoking related diffuse lung disease, and acute exacerbations of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. He sits on advisory boards for the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine and Thorax, and is the principal editor or co-editor of three books.

  • Why did you choose to become a part of OneWelbeck?

    It present an innovative way of providing the best possible care for patients.

  • What are the moments which stand out most in your career so far?

    Being appointed clinical and academic lead for the interstitial lung disease unit at Royal Brompton Hospital.

  • What keeps you busy in your personal life?

    Travel, reading, golf.