Timothy S. Wells, MD, MS

Timothy Wells, MD

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences

(414) 955-2020
(414) 955-6300 (fax)

The Eye Institute
925 N. 87th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Dr. Timothy “Tim” S. Wells is a fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in ophthalmic plastic, reconstructive and orbital surgery (also known as oculoplastic surgery or oculoplastics). This specialty includes surgical and medical management of eyelid, lacrimal (tear duct), and orbital disorders.  Dr. Wells is a clinician educator and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Eye Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. Dr. Wells was formerly the chief teaching resident at Indiana University in 2003. He completed a prestigious two-year ASOPRS specialty fellowship in Orbital and Oculoplastic Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2005. Dr. Wells has served as attending surgeon at Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Zablocki VA Medical Center since 2005. Dr. Wells was awarded the Residents’ Award for Teaching Excellence in Ophthalmology in 2007. As a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS), he currently serves on the Education Committee and participates in oral board examination for oculofacial surgeons.  Dr. Wells strives to provide excellent care.

Patient Care Emphasis 

  • Oculoplastic Surgery
  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eyelids
  • Orbital Diseases and Surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Ocular Oncology
  • Facial and Orbital Trauma
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Blepharospasm and Hemifacial Spasm
  • Facial Palsy

Treatments & Services

  • Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery of the Eyelids
  • Treatment of Lower Eyelid Bags
  • Eyelid and Scar Revision Surgery
  • Eyebrow Lift Surgery
  • Eyelid Lesion Removal
  • Orbital Diseases and Surgery
  • Reconstruction After Skin Cancer Removal
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Botox and Soft Tissue Fillers

Current Research Interests

  • Ptosis Surgery
  • Facial and Orbital Anatomy
  • Thyroid Eye Disease
  • Anophthalmic Socket
  • Orbital Fractures: Election and Timing of Surgical Repair


  • MS, Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, IN
  • MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

Post Graduate Training

  • Internship, Indiana University Medical Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN
  • Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI

Other Experience and Professional Memberships

  • 2000 – current American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • 2005 – current Milwaukee Ophthalmological Society (MOS)
  • 2005 – current Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology (WAO)
  • 2012 – current American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ASOPRS)
  • 2003 – current Wisconsin Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (WISOPRS

Recent Publications