Palm Harbor:
(727) 787-5577
a division of Florida Orthopaedic Institute
New Port Richey:
(727) 848-4249

Zach Wells, D.O.

Zach Wells, D.O.

Dr. Wells is board eligible by the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and completed his fellowship training in Adult Reconstruction at the Florida Orthopaedic Institute.  He specializes in anterior hip replacement, partial/total knee replacements, and same-day joint replacement surgery. Additionally, he has training in computer and robotic assisted systems to perform joint procedures. He also takes care of patients with complex or failed joint replacements.

Dr. Wells grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and completed his undergraduate training at Liberty University. His medical degree is from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he graduated in the top percentage of his class. He stayed in the Northeast to train with many of the nation’s top surgeons with a residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Philadelphia College of Medicine. Additionally, he has completed a research fellowship at the renowned Rothman Orthopaedic Institute to improve orthopedic care through research. 

Dr. Wells is a member of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS), and the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics (AOAO).

Dr. Wells has published numerous articles in various peer reviewed journals including the prestigious Journal of Arthroplasty. He has received awards for his research and presented at conferences at the local, regional, and national level.

Dr. Wells’ treatment philosophy is to exhaust all non-surgical options before considering surgical intervention. He listens to his patients—and believes strongly that it is the key to achieving the best outcomes. His desire is to help restore and maintain an active lifestyle to all of his patient’s.

His favorite thing outside of orthopedics is being at the beach with friends and family. He is a die-hard Philadelphia sports fan. The rest of his time is spent training and teaching mixed martial arts with a particular focus on wrestling and Brazilian jiu jitsu. 

Philosophical Quote 

“Every patient desires to be heard and understood—this guides my practice as a surgeon to deliver the individualized care specific for each of my patients.”