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Dr Adam Wells Adelaide Neurosurgeon

Phone - (08) 7127 2359

Fax       - (08) 8361 7701

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Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Dr Adam Wells
Adelaide Neurosurgeon

MB BS, BMedSc (Hons), PhD, FRACS

Dr Adam Wells is a Neurosurgeon in Adelaide, South Australia, specialising in brain and spine surgery.

Dr Wells has a patient-focused and individualised approach to caring for your brain and spine surgery conditions.

He has a special interest in brain tumours; if you have been diagnosed with a brain tumour and need an urgent appointment contact

(08) 7127 2359.

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About Dr Wells

About Dr 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.

Operations Dr Wells performs

  • Craniotomy for Glioma;
  • Craniotomy for Meningioma;
  • Craniotomy for cerebral metastasis;
  • Craniotomy for intracranial haemorrhage;
  • Ventriculoperitoneal shunt for hydrocephalus;
  • Suboccipital decompression for Chiari malformation;
  • Percutaneous glyceryl rhizotomy for trigeminal neuralgia;
  • Lumbar laminectomy for canal stenosis and neurogenic claudication;
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy for sciatica;
  • Posterolateral interbody fusion for lumbar instability;
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion for cervical radiculopathy;
  • Posterior cervical laminectomy for canal stenosis;
  • Carpal tunnel decompression surgery;
  • Ulnar neurolysis surgery.


University Appointment
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Department of Surgery (Neurosurgery)
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, South Australia

Public Hospital Appointment
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Department of Neurosurgery
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, South Australia

Private Hospital Appointment
Consultant Neurosurgeon
St Andrew’s Private Hospital
Adelaide, South Australia

Research Appointment
Abbie Simpson Clinical Research Fellow
The Neurosurgical Research Foundation


Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)

  • Fellow of the International Society for Quality in Health Care (ISQua)

  • Member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA)

  • Member of the Neurocritical Care Society (NCS)

  • Member of the Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR)

  • Visiting Research Fellow, Division of Neurosurgery, the University of Cambridge

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