Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Pulmonary, Allergy 
   & Critical Care Medicine
1720 2nd Avenue So, THT-422
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294

Board Certifications

2008, ABIM  Diplomate in Internal Medicine
2011, ABIM  Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Pulmonary Diseases
2012, ABIM  Diplomate in the Subspecialty of Critical Care Medicine

Medical School:  University of Texas 2005

Internship & Residency:  University of  Alabama at Birmingham, 2005-2008

Fellowship:  University of Alabama at Birmingham, Pulmonary Diseases & Critical Care Medicine, 2009-2012

Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellow, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2010-2012

Contact Information


Campus Address:


 THT 422

Academic Office location:


 OHB 153

Office Phone:


 (205) 934-6047

Office Fax (Academic):


 (205) 934-6229

TKC Clinic Phone:


 (205) 801-7545

TKC Clinic Fax:


 (205) 802-8231

Email Address:



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Office Assistant:   

Amy Patillo                            
Ph: (205) 975-6770

Fax: (205) 934-6229

Brief Bio  J. Michael Wells, MD has joined UAB as an Assistant Professor.  A graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center, he completed a pulmonary and critical care medicine fellowship at UAB.  A former trainee on a T32 training grant in lung biology/translational medicine, he is now the Walter B. Frommeyer, Jr., Fellow in Investigative Medicine.  His clinical and research interest focus on phenotyping, biomarker discovery, pulmonary vascular disease, and the exacerbations of COPD

Clinical Interests   COPD, Critical Care

Academic & Research Interests   COPD, Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Neutrophilic Inflammation

Key Publications

1.  Brizendine K, Wells JM, Flanders S, Saint S, Centor R. “Clinical Problem Solving: In Search Of…” N Engl J Med. 2010 Dec 2; 363(23):2249-54. PMID: 21121838

2.  Wells JM, Wilhelm AW, Vishin S, Cooper JA. Beyond the Blue: What fellows are reading in other journals.  Recommended reading from the University of Alabama Birmingham fellows. Am. J. Respir. Crit. Care Med., Feb 2011; 183: 411 – 412.

3.  Wells JM, Washko GR, Han MK, Abbas N, Nath H, Mamary AJ, Regan E, Bailey WC, Martinez FJ, Westfall E, Beaty TH, Curran-Everett D, Curtis JL, Hokanson JE, Lynch DA, Make BJ, Crapo JD, Silverman EK, Bowler RP, Dransfield MT; COPDGene Investigators; ECLIPSE Study Investigators.  “Pulmonary Arterial Enlargement and Acute Exacerbations of COPD.”  N Engl J Med. 2012 Sept 6; 367(10):913-21

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