Wendy Likes, PhD, DNSc
Dean of College of Nursing
College of Medicine, Department Obstetrics & Gynecology
920 Madison, #1045
Memphis, TN 38163
Wendy Likes, Ph.D., 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. Dr. Likes is the founder and Executive Director for The Center for HPV and Dysplasia at UT Medical Group where she also has a clinical practice. She is a Mentor for the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, teaching others how to perform these advanced skills.
She is currently 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 co-Chair of the Special Populations Committee for the American Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology. 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. She received her Master of Science in Nursing (family nurse practitioner), Doctorate of Nursing Science, and her Ph.D. 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. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 2009 and to Professor in 2015. She currently serves as the Dean.