Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc
Associate Dean/Chair DNP
Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies
College of Medicine, Department Obstetrics & Gynecology
920 Madison, #952
Memphis, TN 38163
Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc, ARNP-BC areas of research interest is women's health and lower genital tract disease. She completed a K23 grant from the National Institutes of Health on women with vulvar intraepithelial neoplasia following vulvar surgery. Dr Likes' has had intramural funding for a vulvar cytology study and HPV types in vulvar and anal disease.
Dr. Likes is a certified family nurse practitioner and has worked primarily with women with cancer and pre-invasive gynecologic conditions. She currently practices in a dysplasia clinic at the University of Tennessee Medical Group and is a Mentor for the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, teaching others how to perform these advanced skills. Dr. Likes is the founder and Executive Director for The Center for HPV and Dysplasia at UT Medical Group. She is a member of American Nurses Association, Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society, International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease, and American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. Dr. Likes is also a Fellow in the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Disease where she serves as Past Chair of the Psychosexual Committee. She is a member of the Fertility Late Effects Committee of the Children's Oncology Group. She serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease and serves as a manuscript reviewer for multiple journals. Dr. Likes received her Associate of Science degree from Arkansas State University in 1994. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Memphis in 1997. Dr. Likes received her Master of Science in Nursing (family nurse practitioner), Doctorate of Nursing Science, and her PhD from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 1999, 2004, and 2009 respectively. Dr. Likes joined the College of Nursing as Assistant Professor in January 2005 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009. She currently guest lectures on gynecologic care and has previously taught pharmacology to both graduate and undergraduate students. She teaches Evidence Based Practice and Physical Diagnosis.