Samuel A. Wells, M.D.

Samuel A. Wells, M.D., Surgeon, is Senior Clinician and Director of the Thyroid Clinical Research Program in the Medical Oncology Branch at the Center for Cancer Research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. His career has focused on research and treatment for medullary thyroid cancer, including Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia syndromes. His primary focus is the study of molecular targeted therapeutics. Dr. Wells received his M.D. from Emory University, followed by a residency at Duke University. From 1981 to 1998 he was Chair of the Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine. He was a Clinical Associate, and later a Senior Investigator, in the Surgery Branch of the NCI. He was also a Guest Investigator at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.