Dr. Phil Wells holds an MD and FRCPC (Internal Medicine) from the University of Ottawa, and FRCPC (Hematology) and MSc (Clinical Epidemiology) from McMaster University. Dr. Wells has been in a practicing position for 35 years and has held many leadership positions including training program director, director of clinical research, head of the division of hematology, and the Chair/Chief of the Department of Medicine. Dr. Wells’ core expertise is in the fields of Internal Medicine, Hematology and Thrombosis Medicine, as well as Clinical Epidemiology. Dr. Wells has been awarded the OHRI Researcher of the Year award, the OHRI Career Research Achievement award, and a University of Ottawa Lifetime Achievement award. Dr. Wells was one of the first Canada Research Chairs recipients at the University of Ottawa, and more recently received a Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Clinical Research Chair and a University of Ottawa Research Chair award. Dr. Wells is renowned for authoring the ‘Wells Rules for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis which are taught in Medical schools across the world and used in National Healthcare guidelines globally.
Dr. Wells’ vision for the Ottawa DOM-NFP is to pursue opportunities by utilizing the collective wisdom, knowledge and innovations of members of the Department of Medicine, which will enable activities, investments and partnerships that will eventually result in the provision of better patient care.