Karen E. Wells MD, FACS

Tampa, FL, US
Karen E. Wells MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

Plastic Surgery is the perfect career choice for Dr. Wells.. Her goal is to establish a Center for excellence in Plastic Surgery and to provide a personalized "delicate precision" touch to cosmetic and reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Practice Specialization

Breast Augmentation
Breast Reduction
Breast Lift
Breast Reconstruction
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Minimal Incision Brachioplasty
Facelift with fat grafts
Eyelid Surgery
Skin Cancer surgery
Skin care and Aesthectician services
Medical Tattoo Artist

Background & Certification

Professional Background

Dr. Karen Wells completed 7 years of residency in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at the world-renowned University of Pittsburgh Hospitals. Dr. Wells is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Prior to that, she graduated summa cum laude from Ohio University with a B.S. degree and received her M.D. degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine.

After nine years of a successful academic practice at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, Dr. Wells started her Cosmetic Plastic Surgery office in 1999. She sees patients in her South Tampa Hyde Park office, and in North Tampa at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.

Teaching Appointments

Affiliate Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
University of South Florida College of Medicine
Tampa, Florida
1999 - present

Associate Professor of Surgery
1996 - 98

Assistant Professor of Surgery
1989 - 96

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Wells has published numerous scientific articles on Plastic Surgery topics including breast implants, breast cancer, melanoma, and sentinel node biopsy. She has been an invited speaker at many national meetings and has presented papers at international meetings.

Awards & Honors

Phi Beta Kappa

Selected to be included in:
The Best Doctors in America: Southeast Region, 1996-1997, 1998-1999, 2000-2001, 2002-2003, 2004-2005, 2006-2007, 2008-2009, 2010-2011, 2012-2013, 2014-2015 published by Woodward White

Finding the Finest: Tampa Bay Doctor’s Doctors, in Tampa Bay Magazine, January – February, 1997

Selected to be included in Redbook Magazine Oct. 2003 issue for Top Breast Cancer Doctors

1998 Senior Award in Clinical Research, Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation for manuscript "Survival from Breast Carcinom Following Augmentation Mammoplasty."

Affiliations & Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, Florida
St. Joseph’s Hospital and St. Joseph’s Women’s Hospital, Tampa, Florida
Tampa General Hospital
Tampa Outpatient Surgery Center
Memorial Hospital of Tampa

Society Memberships

American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
American College of Surgeons
American Society of Plastic Surgeons
American Association of Plastic Surgeons
Florida Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Hillsborough County Medical Association
Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Tampa Bay Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Tampa Bay Surgical Society

Offices Held

Southeastern Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Trustee 2010-2012

Tampa Bay Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons
Secretary/Treasurer 1999, Vice President 2000, President 2001, 2002

Tampa Bay Surgical Society
Membership Chairman 1999, 2000, President 2002

Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons representative 1995-2005

American College of Surgeons, Northern Florida District # 4 Committee on Applicants 1996 – 1999
Chairman 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003

Staff & Facilities

Skin Care Products

Skin Care Products Offered:
ZO Skin Health
Obagi Elastoderm and Vitamin C serum

Karen E. Wells MD, FACS

508 S. Habana Ave., Suite 180,
Tampa, FL, 33609, US

Request More Information