Specialties

Ophthalmology (Board certified since 2010)

At a Glance

  • 2009 Started practicing
  • 8 Years experience
  • 2 OFFICE LOCATIONS
  • 2 HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

About Dr. Wells

Jill R. Wells, MD, joined the Comprehensive Ophthalmology section in July 2009. She participated in an ocular oncology fellowship at the same time, completing it in 2011, and is also a member of the Ocular Oncology and Pathology section.

Dr. Wells received her BA degree in Biology at Rollins College. She attended medical school at the Medical College of Georgia where she was member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and was awarded the Merck Manual Award for a perfect GPA. She then completed her residency at the University of Alabama, Birmingham, where she was chief resident and received the Outstanding Resident Teacher Award. She was also awarded second place in the national Bloomberg Resident Video Competition for cataract surgery given by the American College of Eye Surgeons.

Her clinical interests include general ophthalmology, cataract surgery, conjunctival tumors, posterior segment tumors including choroidal melanoma, and retinoblastoma.

National Recognition

Dr. Wells is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She regularly teaches a “Cataract Surgery for Beginners” course at the AAO annual meeting and has given lectures at the Osler Board Review Course. She has published articles and book chapters in peer-reviewed publications and has presented at national meetings. She was recently given an Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

My Clinical Interests

  • cataract surgery
  • eye tumors
  • general eye care

Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Carraway Methodist Medical Center,Birmingham, AL

RESIDENCY

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Society of Ocular Oncology

Major Publications

Wells JR, Aaberg TM, Shields CL, Comer GM, Grossniklaus HE. Retinoblastoma in a 48-year-old woman. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 2011;5(1):22-25.

Wells JR, Randleman JB, Grossniklaus HE. Clear cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva. Cornea. 2011 Jan;30(1):95-96.

Wells JR, Hubbard GB III. Intravitreal Avastin for Coats’ disease: rule out retinoblastoma first. Correspomdence. Retina. 2011 Feb;31(2):427.

Payne JF, Srivastava SK, Wells JR, Grossniklaus HE. Rosai-Dorfman disease simulating nodular scleritis and panuveitis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr;129(4):518-20.

Herwig MC, Wells JR, Grossniklaus HE. Conjunctival stromal tumor. Ophthalmology. 2012. Apr 119(4):682-687.

Wigton EH, Wells JR, Harrigan MR, Long JA, Vicinanzo MG. Diagnosis and management of an intraorbital fistula. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May 27

Locations & Appointments

2 Office Location(s)

1

Emory Eye Center, Clifton Campus

Emory Clinic at 1365 Clifton Rd
1365 Clifton Rd NE
Bldg B
Atlanta, GA 30322
  • 404-778-2020
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2

Emory Eye Center, Emory Midtown Campus

Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Ste 1850
Atlanta, GA 30308
  • 404-778-2020
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2 Hospital Affiliation(s)

3

Emory University Hospital

1364 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
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4

Emory University Hospital Midtown

550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
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Academic Profile

Training

MEDICAL SCHOOL

Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, GA

INTERNSHIP

Carraway Methodist Medical Center,Birmingham, AL

RESIDENCY

University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Ophthalmology

Society of Ocular Oncology

Major Publications

Wells JR, Aaberg TM, Shields CL, Comer GM, Grossniklaus HE. Retinoblastoma in a 48-year-old woman. Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. 2011;5(1):22-25.

Wells JR, Randleman JB, Grossniklaus HE. Clear cell carcinoma of the conjunctiva. Cornea. 2011 Jan;30(1):95-96.

Wells JR, Hubbard GB III. Intravitreal Avastin for Coats’ disease: rule out retinoblastoma first. Correspomdence. Retina. 2011 Feb;31(2):427.

Payne JF, Srivastava SK, Wells JR, Grossniklaus HE. Rosai-Dorfman disease simulating nodular scleritis and panuveitis. Arch Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr;129(4):518-20.

Herwig MC, Wells JR, Grossniklaus HE. Conjunctival stromal tumor. Ophthalmology. 2012. Apr 119(4):682-687.

Wigton EH, Wells JR, Harrigan MR, Long JA, Vicinanzo MG. Diagnosis and management of an intraorbital fistula. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2012 May 27