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Winfield J. Wells, M.D.

Winfield J. Wells, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine

Winfield J. Wells, M.D., is Associate Professor of Clinical Cardiothoracic Surgery and Associate 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. He came to Los Angeles in 1977 where he practiced at Childrens Hospital 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, thoracic transplantation in children, and cryopreserved allograft tissues in congenital heart repair. He is also interested in complex tracheal reconstruction in infants and children.


University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
4650 Sunset Blvd, Box 66
Los Angeles, CA 90027
Phone: (323) 361-4148
Fax: (323) 913-2865
Email: wwells@usc.edu

Hospital Appointments

  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
  • Keck Hospital of USC
  • Huntington Hospital
  • LAC+USC Medical Center


  • Pomona College, 1962-66
  • University of Southern California School of Medicine, M.D., 1966-70

Hospital Training

  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital of New York, General Surgery, 1970-74
  • Columbia Presbyterian Hospital of New York, Cardiothoracic Surgery, 1974-76

Board Certification

  • American Board of Surgery, 1976
  • American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 1978

Clinical Interests

  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Chest Wall Reconstruction in Children
  • Tracheal Disease in Infants and Children

Research Interest

  • Homograft conduits in the correction of congenital heart disease correction and tracheal stenosis in neonates and infants
  • Use of monocusps in repair of the right ventricle outflows
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Cardiothoracic Fellows

  • Mabelle Cohen, MD
  • Dawn Hui, MD
  • Subhadra Shashidharan, MD
  • Melita Veighs, MD


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