Dr Adam Wells


Dr Adam Wells is an Adelaide Neurosurgeon with interests in brain tumours and traumatic brain injury. He graduated from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 2003 with First Class Honours.

Dr Wells commenced his advanced Neurosurgical training in 2008, and has worked in Adelaide, Hobart, Perth and the United Kingdom. In 2014 he gained his PhD from the University of Adelaide for his original research into ischaemic stroke and was awarded the prestigious Peter Leech Memorial Prize and the Nimmo Prize for full-time research. In 2017 Dr Wells was the clinical Neurotrauma Fellow at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge University under the supervision of world-renowned Neurotrauma expert Professor Peter Hutchinson

Since returning to South Australia in 2018 Dr Wells has been appointed as Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide, Clinical Academic Consultant Neurosurgeon at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital, and Visiting Medical Officer at St Andrew's Private Hospital. He is currently the Abbie Simpson Clinical Fellow of the Neurosurgical Research Foundation and the lead for Neurosurgical Research at the University of Adelaide.


Areas of Practice
  • Medico Legal
  • Research
  • Trauma
  • Cranial
  • Spine
  • Cranial Tumour
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
Professional Associations
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of Cambridge
  • Australian Society for Medical Research
  • The Neurocritical Care Society
  • The Neurosurgical Research Foundation
Professional Qualifications
  • Doctor of Philosophy PhD
  • Bachelor of Medical Science (Hons) BMedSc (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Medicinec Bachelor of Surgery MBBS
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Adelaide Spine and Brain208 Melbourne St, North Adelaide, SA, 5006, AustraliaP: (08) 7127 2359F: (08) 8361 7701E: [email protected]W: dradamwells.com.au