John Wells, Jr. was born in Brunswick, Georgia. Before becoming a Naval Aviator and F4 Phantom pilot in the United States Marine Corps in the 1960s (call-sign “Thumper”), he earned both a BS and MS in Mathematics at Auburn University. After his military service, he taught Mathematics at Columbus College, Georgia, for a year while studying for Medical School. After completing his medical degree and internship at the Medical College of Georgia, he traveled west to Stanford University to begin his residency in Radiation Oncology which he completed in 1982.
At Stanford, in 1980, he met Drs. Paryani and Johnson. The three Musketeers have been colleagues and friends ever since, and have enjoyed creating “Stanford East” in Jacksonville along with Drs. Schoeppel, Deshmukh, and Grow all of whom later trained at Stanford as well.
Dr. Wells has practiced in Jacksonville since 1984 and is one of FROG’s senior partners. When not involved in various practice building projects, he often returns to his “pad” at the Orange Park Cancer Center.
Dr. Wells is Board Certified in Radiation Oncology, and is a member of the Duval County Medical Society, Florida Medical Association, American Medical Association, American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology, and American Society of Clinical Oncology
In his spare time, Dr. Wells enjoys reading and writing, the exploring the great outdoors by land or on his boat, walking his two dogs, visiting his grandson, and traveling to far off places with his lovely wife, Shari.