Doctor Adam Wells

MBBS BMedSc (Hons) PhD (Adel) FRACS (Neurosurgery)

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Dr Adam Wells is a South Australian Neurosurgeon with interests in traumatic brain injury, concussion, stroke and degenerative spine disease. He graduated from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 2003 with a concurrent First Class Honours research degree, supervised by Professor Nigel Jones. In 2008 Dr Wells commenced his advanced Neurosurgical training with posts in the Royal Hobart Hospital in Tasmania, the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Western Australia. During this period 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 undertook a clinical fellowship in Neurotrauma at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge University Health Trust, United Kingdom, under the supervision of Olivecrona award winner Professor Peter Hutchinson. Upon returning to South Australia in 2018, Dr Wells was appointed as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Adelaide and Clinical Academic Consultant Neurosurgeon at the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.


Areas Of Interest

  • Adult Lumbar Spine
  • Adult Cervical Spine
  • Adult Thoracic Spine
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Reconstructive Cranioplasty
  • Concussion and Sports Injuries
  • Brain Tumours
  • Spine Tumours
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Hydrocephalus and Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Syringomyelia
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia

Current Appointments

University Appointment
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Dept Surgery (Neurosurgery)
University of Adelaide
Adelaide, SA
Public Hospital Appointment
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Dept Neurosurgery
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, SA
Private Hospital Appointment
Consultant Neurosurgeon
St Andrew's Hospital
Adelaide, SA


Royal Australian College of Surgeons
Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Neurocritical Care Society
Australian Society for Medical Research


2017 - 2018
Neurotrauma Senior Clinical Fellowship
Dept Neurosurgery
Addenbrooke's Hospital
Cambridge, UK
2016 - 2017
Neurosurgical Fellow
Dept Neurosurgery
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, SA

Academic Interests

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"Ischaemic stroke"
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Teaching Award
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, 2017
Peter Leech Memorial Prize
Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, 2014
Neurosurgical Research Foundation Fellowship
Neurosurgical Research Foundation, 2012
Dora Lush Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship
National Health and Medical Research Council 2011
NIMMO Prize for Full Time Research
Royal Adelaide Hospital 2011
Neurosurgical Research Foundation Fellowship
Neurosurgical Research Foundation 2010
Education Prize (Neurotrauma)
Neurosurgical Trainee Seminar 2009
Research Scholarship
Australian Medical Students Association/Medical Defence Association of Australia 2002
A. R. Riddle Scholarship

Practice Locations

Private Rooms

Adelaide Spine and Brain
208 Melbourne St
North Adelaide, SA, 5006

08 7127 2359
08 8361 7701
wells ( dot] admin [@t ] spine ( dot] com ( dot] au
Public Hospital

Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Road
Adelaide, SA, 5000

08 70742573
08 7074 6216

Fee Structure


Initial consultation: $250 – Medicare rebate $110.40

Review consultation: $150 – Medicare rebate $36.55


We participate in HIC online, a Medicare Australia electronic claiming service.



  • Referral from your General Practitioner or Specialist (if not already forwarded to us)
  • Private Health insurance card
  • Medicare card
  • Most X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans are available electronically, and hard copies do not necessarily need to be provided. If you are unsure if your images are accessible electronically, please either bring them or check with us before your appointment



Telephone: (08) 7127 2359

Fax: (08) 8361 7701


Address: 208 Melbourne Street NORTH ADELAIDE SA 5006

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To get in contact with Dr Wells at Adelaide Spine and Brain:
08 7127 2359
08 8361 7701
wells ( dot] admin [@t ] spine ( dot] com ( dot] au
208 Melbourne St
North Adelaide, SA 5006

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