Derek E. Bell, M.D.

Derek E. Bell, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-1000

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Professional Bio

The University of Rochester Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Derek Edward Bell, MD. Dr. Bell received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. He then went on to earn his medical degree from Upstate Medical University at Syracuse in Syracuse, New York.



Prior to joining URMC, Dr. Bell completed his general surgery residency at the State University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. Most recently he was a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellow with The University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dr. Bell has been involved in several plastic and reconstructive research studies focusing on surgical treatment for cleft palate; advances in ganglion cyst excision using the methylene blue injection technique and endoscopic abdominal diastases plication, among others. He has also volunteered with Physicians for Peace-Smile Train to assist in the surgical correction of cleft lips, palates and noses in underserved areas of the Dominican Republic as well as with SC Hope, where he provided free healthcare to homeless patients.

In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Arthur P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Bell was a presidential scholar, a national recognition. He is an associate member of The American College of Surgeons.

Patient Care Bio

The University of Rochester Medical Center is pleased to announce the addition of Derek Edward Bell, MD. Dr. Bell received his Bachelor of Science degree with honors from St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York. He then went on to earn his medical degree from Upstate Medical University at Syracuse in Syracuse, New York.



Prior to joining URMC, Dr. Bell completed his general surgery residency at the State University of Buffalo in Buffalo, New York. Most recently he was a plastic and reconstructive surgery fellow with The University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Dr. Bell has been involved in several plastic and reconstructive research studies focusing on surgical treatment for cleft palate; advances in ganglion cyst excision using the methylene blue injection technique and endoscopic abdominal diastases plication, among others. He has also volunteered with Physicians for Peace-Smile Train to assist in the surgical correction of cleft lips, palates and noses in underserved areas of the Dominican Republic as well as with SC Hope, where he provided free healthcare to homeless patients.

In addition to being the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the Arthur P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Bell was a presidential scholar, a national recognition. He is an associate member of The American College of Surgeons.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Kluge Trauma and Emergency Medical Services Award- | Mucormycosis Following MVA in a Patient with Chronic Disease | The University of Rochester Medical Center 2012
Resident Educator of the Year Teaching Award | Presented by John Gorczyca, MD. Residency Director 2012
Resident Educator of the Year Teaching Award | Presented by John Gorczyca, MD. Residency Director 2011
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award | National award chosen by medical students 2007
Committee on Patient Safety | Committee focused on optimizing patient care and safety | Greater Buffalo, NY hospital system 2007
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award | Nominated by medical students 2006
Resident Grievance Committee Resident Representative | Personally chosen by the Dean of Medical Education | University of Buffalo 2006 - 2007
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award | National award chosen by medical students 2005
Pediatric Surgical Resident of the Year Award | Chosen by attending faculty 2005
The Western NY Resident Representative for ACS | Appointed by the Chair of the Dept. of Surgery at Buffalo 2004 - 2009
Presidential Scholar | National academic recognition 1998

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Surgery, Plastic Surgery (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery

Education

MD | Medicine | SUNY Upstate Medical Center2002
BS | Biology | St John Fisher College1998

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at University of Virginia Medical Center07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Residency in General Surgery at Buffalo General Hospital06/24/2003 - 06/23/2007
Internship in General Surgery at Buffalo General Hospital06/24/2002 - 06/23/2003