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Wells, Michael

Michael Wells, MD
Retina Division
Assistant Professor - Clinical

Specialty/Research Interests
Diabetic retinopathy, Diabetic macular edema, Age-related macular degeneration, Retinal vascular diseases, Retinal detachment repair, Pseudoxantoma elasticum & other causes of CNV, and Laser safety & ocular complications


•  BA - Physics, Rice University in Houston, TX
•  MD - Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX
•  Residency - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC
•  Retina Fellowship - The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH


Dr. Wells has had a very active clinic and surgical practice since joining the Havener Eye Institute.  He regularly mentors medical students, residents, and fellows.  His educational efforts extend to the resident clinics, the operating room, and formal lectures.  He lectures to the residents and fellows covering not only topics on retinal disease and management, but also general surgical techniques.

Dr. Wells is a co-investigator on several clinical trials in retina.  He is currently working with several residents on research.  He is also a preceptor for the OSU College of Optometry Externship program and assists Optometry students in the clinic.

His passion for teaching and furthering the field of ophthalmology is only surpassed by his evident care and thorough treatment of his patients.

Patient Reviews

He’s a really good doctor.  When I came in, I was going blind and he stepped-up-to-the-plate and took care of me and made sure that I didn’t go blind.  He takes his time and does a great job.
Kyle - Washington Court House, Ohio

Dr. Wells is an excellent Doctor, very smart, very good bedside manners.  He puts patients at ease.  I went through a heck of a deal with him.  I lost my right eye to a piece of metal.  Then my left eye was going blind, but he caught it fast enough.  He saved my eyesight in my left eye.  If he hadn’t caught it, I would be permanently blind.  Whenever I had trouble, Dr. Wells would call me back.  I’m talking about 9, 10, 11 o’clock at night; if I left a message, I would get a call back from him.  If he had to slide me in to see him, he’d make room.  I think that he is a fantastic human being.  He has a great personality and I think that he is an excellent doctor.
Michael - Leesburg, Ohio

“I’ve been coming to him for over a year.  I had a hemorrhage in my eye.  I went to the emergency room and the ER staff that I might have torn my retina; but Dr. Wells was sure that I hadn’t.  I went into surgery and afterwards I didn’t have any pain and everything looked great.  He doesn’t beat around the bush with me.  I like him a lot.  ”
Paul - Columbus, Ohio

Contact Information

E-mail: Michael.Wells@osumc.edu

OSU Phone: (614) 293-8041
OSU Address: 915 Olentangy River Rd, Ste 5000, Columbus, OH 43212

Dublin Phone: (614) 652-2600
Dublin Fax: (614) 685-1941
Dublin Address: 6435 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43016