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Jennie Wells

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Position:  Geriatrician
Degree:  BSc, MSc, MD, FRCPC, FACP
Office: Parkwood Institute
Phone: 519.685.4021
Fax: 519.685.4093
E-mail: jennie.wells@sjhc.london.on.ca


Biography

Dr. Wells is an internist/geriatrician and associate professor in the Department of Medicine, Western University. In June 2011, Dr. Wells assumed the role of Chair of the Division of Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Wells graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed Internal Medicine Residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1994.  After Geriatric Medicine Subspecialty Residency at Western Univeristy, she continued at Western as faculty in the Division of Geriatric Medicine.

Dr. Wells’ clinical and research interests are Alzheimer’s Disease and Geriatric Rehabilitation. She has particular research interest in mild cognitive impairment and the potential for non-drug interventions, such as exercise and nutrition, to slow progression of MCI to dementia. She also participates as an investigator in randomized controlled trials of new drugs to treat dementia. In addition to being Medical Care Coordinator for Geriatric Rehabilitation at St. Joseph’s Health Care at Parkwood Institute (formerly Parkwood Hospital), Dr. Wells is currently on the London-Middlesex Alzheimer Society, First Link Program Advisory Board.                                                            

University Held Positions 

Associate Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University. 

Chair, Division of Geriatric Medicine, Western Universtiy.

Hospital Appointments

Medical Service Coordinator for Geriatric Rehabilitation, St. Joseph's Health Care, Parkwood Institute.

Other Appointments

Consultant, Windsor Geriatric Assessment Program (GAP), Windsor Ontario. 

Member, Regional Geriatric Program (RGP) of Southwestern Ontario and the Geriatric Assessment Network of Southwestern Ontario (SWOGAN).

Areas of Clinical Interest

Alzheimer Disease and Geriatric Rehabilitation.

Areas of Research Interest

Alzheimer Disease and Geriatric Rehabilitation.