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Ryan D. Wells, MD

Ryan D. Wells, MD

Dr. Ryan Wells is a board-certified dermatologist, specializing in medical and surgical dermatology with a focus on the diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. After completing his undergraduate degree at UCSB, Dr. Wells earned his medical degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School. He then completed an Internal Medicine internship at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, an affiliate of the USC School of Medicine, followed by an Emergency Medicine residency at UCLA.

Upon completion of his Emergency Medicine residency, Dr. Wells served four years in the US Air Force. Dr. Wells is a combat veteran, having served two tours in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dr. Wells received a multitude of awards during his active duty time to include the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Air Force Achievement Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Aerial Achievement Medal.

After serving as an Emergency Physician in the Air Force, Dr. Wells completed a second residency in Dermatology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Following this, he completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery / Procedural Dermatology, also at Emory University. Dr. Wells was selected as Chief Resident in both his Emergency Medicine and Dermatology residency programs.

Dr. Wells is a member of the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery and is a Fellow of both the American Academy of Dermatology and the American College of Mohs Surgeons.

Dr. Wells was born and raised in Ventura County and has been serving the Dermatologic needs of Ventura County patients since 2012. He takes great pride in his patient care. Dr. Wells is excited to join the team at California Skin Institute.


  • Dermatopathology
  • Fellowship Trained Mohs Surgeon
  • Medical Dermatology
  • Mohs Surgery
  • Skin Reconstructive Surgery
  • Surgical Dermatology

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