Tabatha Wells, MD, FAAFP

Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine, Springfield

Dr. Wells earned her medical degree from SIU School of Medicine, Springfield, in 2009. Following medical school, she continued her training at SIU, completing her family medicine residency in 2012 and a faculty development fellowship in 2013. She has since practiced full-spectrum family medicine, including maternity care and comprehensive reproductive care. Prior to joining the faculty at SIU School of Medicine, she was a core faculty member in the University of Illinois at Chicago Family Medicine Residency Program, where she also served as Family-Centered Maternity Care Co-Director and Care of Children Curriculum Director. Dr. Wells is a passionate medical educator and reproductive health advocate on the state and national levels. She co-founded the Illinois Academy of Family Physicians’ Reproductive Health Care Member Interest Group, previously served on the board of Planned Parenthood of Illinois, and is the AAFP liaison to the Reproductive Health Access Project, Chicago Cluster.