Dr. Greg Wells

Assistant Professor

Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport
100 Devonshire Place
Toronto Ontario M5S 2C9


Human Physiology Research Unit

Degrees & Training

PhD, University of Toronto, 2004

MSc, University of Toronto, 1999

BPE, University of Calgary, 1994

Post Doctoral Fellowship, The Hospital for Sick Children, 2007



Physiological assessment and training

High performance sport

Chronic diseases in children

Respiratory physiology
The Banting and Best Diabetes Centre
The Cardiovascular Collaborative Research Pogram
Toronto Musculoskeletal Centre

Recent publications

White GE, Wells GD. The effect of on-hill active recovery performed between runs on blood lactate concentration and fatigue in alpine ski racers. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2014 Dec 24. Available from: (Trainee publication). Senior Responsible Author.

Sarah L. West, Clodagh S. O’Gorman, Alyaa H. Elzibak, Jessica Caterini, Michael Noseworthy, Tammy Rayner, Jill Hamilton,
Greg D. Wells. Skeletal muscle microvascular function in girls with Turner Syndrome. BBA Clinical. 2014 Dec 12;3(June):25-30. Available from: (Trainee publication). Senior Responsible Author.

Sinopoli KJ, Chen JK,
Wells G, Fait P, Ptito A, Taha T, Keightley M. Imaging “brain strain” in youth athletes with mild traumatic brain injury during dual-task performance. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2014 Nov 15;15(31(22)):1843-59. Available from: Coauthor or Collaborator.

Caterini JE, Elzibak AH, Michel EJ, McCrindle BW, Redington AN, Thompson S, Noseworthy MD, 
Wells GD. Characterizing blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) response following in-magnet quadriceps exercise. MAGMA. 2014 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print]

Russell C, Papadopoulos E, Mezil Y, 
Wells GD, Plyley MJ, Greenway M, Klentrou P. Acute versus chronic supplementation of sodium citrate on 200 m performance in adolescent swimmers. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014.

White GE, Rhind SG, 
Wells GDThe effect of various cold-water immersion protocols on exercise-induced inflammatory response and functional recovery from high-intensity sprint exercise. Eur J Appl Physiol. 2014 Oct 17;114(11):2353-2367. (Trainee publication). Senior Responsible Author.

Banks L, 
Wells GD, McCrindle BW. Cardiac energy metabolism is positively associated with skeletal muscle energy metabolism in physically active adolescents and young adults. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2014 Mar;39(3):363-8.

A complete list of Dr. Wells' publications can be found at Google Scholar


Scientific Appointments

Staff Scientist, Department of Anaesthesia. The Toronto General Hospital.
Associate Scientist, Physiology and Experimental Medicine. The Hospital for Sick Children.

Graduate Students
Jessica Caterini (Ph.D.)
Barbar Cifra (M.Sc.)
Sara Thompson (M.Sc.)
Dafna Sussman (Post doc)
Sarah West (Post doc)
Gillian White (Ph.D.)