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Elizabeth Molloy Wells, MD

The Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine


Brain Tumor Institute (Neuro-Oncology Program)
Neurofibromatosis Institute

Specialties: Concussion, Neuro-Oncology

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
National Provider Identifier1962669846

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

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Shady Grove Medical Park
9850 Key West Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-765-5400 or 800-787-0243
Fax: 301-765-5497

*Ambulatory Surgery Center 301-765-5500

Dr. Elizabeth Wells graduated cum laude in cognitive neuroscience from Harvard University and completed a Master's in health Science in Clinical Research from a combined program at NIH and Duke University, prior to entering medical school at George Washington. She joined the CNMC Brain Tumor Institute as an Attending in July 2011 after completing training in Pediatrics and Child Neurology at Children's National, with a special focus in pediatric neuro-oncology. Dr. Wells is also the child neurologist for the natiionally recognized SCORE Concussion Clinic, working closely with other menbers of the muliti-disciplinary team to help athletes and other children and adolescents with neurologic problems resulting from head injury. She has been appointed as the co-Principal Investigator on multiple studies evaluating molecular determinants and treatment of neurologic sequelae from primary central lnervouse system tumors and management of these and other cancers. She has published and presented on this topic before national/international audiences. She is a member of the Neurology Committee of the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study and a member of the Child Neurology Society. Dr. Wells lives in Glover Park with her husband and son and their labradoodle.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Harvard University Cambridge, MABachelor of Arts 1995 -1999
Post Graduate Education Duke University Durham, NCMaster of Health Science 2000 -2002
Medical School George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences Washington, DCDoctor of Medicine 2002 -2006
National & International Recognitions
REACH AwardChildren's National Medical Center2008
Teaching AwardChildren's National Medical Center2007
Pediatrics AwardGeorge Washington University2006
William T. Gill Fellowship2005
Harvard College Certificate in Mind/Brain/Behavior1999
NIH Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship1999

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberWilliam Beaumont Research Society2001 - 2006
Junior MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2006
Junior MemberAmerican Academy of Neurology2008
Junior MemberChild Neurology Society2008
Junior MemberSociety for Neuro-Oncology2010
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
InvestigatorCerebellar Mutism Syndrome Radiographic Features and Origen2005 - 2008
Principal InvestigatorNeurologic and Neurosensory Adverse Sequelae in Long-term Survivors of Childhood Brain Tumors: An Update and Expanded Risk Factor Analysis Using the CCSS 2007 Follow-up Survey2011
Principal InvestigatorHLMCC 0803 A Randomized, Phase II Placebo-Controlled Study of the Use of Extended-Release Methylphenidate or Modafinil for the Treatment of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness in Children Following Cancer Therapy2011
Principal InvestigatorThe Advance Trial: A Multicenter Validation Study of Biomarkers Of Vincristine Peripheral Neuropathy In Children With Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia2010
InvestigatorA Phase II Study of RAD001 (Everolimus) for Children with Neurofibromatosis Type-1 and Chemotherapy-Refractory Radiographic Progressive Low-Grade Gliomas2010
Book Chapter, Wells EM (2008), Avoiding Common Pediatric Errors, In Wells EM, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 447-450.

Other, Lenroot RK, Gagtay N, Greenstein DK, Wells EM, Wallace GL, Clasen LS, Blumenthal JD, Lerch J, Zijdenbos AP, Evans AC, Thoompson Pm, Giedd JN (2007), Neuroimage, Sexual dimorphism of brain development trajectories during childhood and adolescence, 36, 4, 65-73.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for Elizabeth Wells, MD view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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