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Derek Bell

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentSurgery
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box SURG
Rochester NY 14642
 
 Awards And Honors
1998     Presidential Scholar  | National academic recognition
2004 - 2009The Western NY Resident Representative for ACS  | Appointed by the Chair of the Dept. of Surgery at Buffalo
2005     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
2006     Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award  | Nominated by medical students
2006 - 2007Resident Grievance Committee Resident Representative  | Personally chosen by the Dean of Medical Education
2007     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
2011     Resident Educator of the Year Teaching Award  | Presented by John Gorczyca, MD. Residency Director
2012     Kluge Trauma and Emergency Medical Services Award-  | Mucormycosis Following MVA in a Patient with Chronic Disease
2012     Resident Educator of the Year Teaching Award  | Presented by John Gorczyca, MD. Residency Director
 
 Overview
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.

 
 Selected Publications
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  1. Frey JD, Koltz PF, Bell DE, Langstein HN. The complex insurance reimbursement landscape in reduction mammaplasty: how does the american plastic surgeon navigate it? Ann Plast Surg. 2014 Jan; 72(1):23-9.
    View in: PubMed
  2. Koltz PF, Frey JD, Bell DE, Girotto JA, Christiano JG, Langstein HN. Evolution of abdominal wall reconstruction: development of a unified algorithm with improved outcomes. Ann Plast Surg. 2013 Nov; 71(5):554-60.
    View in: PubMed
  3. Koltz PF, Wasicek P, Mays C, Bell DE. An unsuspected cause of meal-time morbidity: instant noodle scald burns. J Burn Care Res. 2013 Jul-Aug; 34(4):e244-9.
    View in: PubMed
  4. Kahn SA, Bell DE, Hutchins P, Lentz CW. Outpatient burn data: An untapped resource. Burns. 2013 Nov; 39(7):1351-4.
    View in: PubMed
  5. Hutchins P, Bell DE, Kahn S. Comparison of reimbursements: thermal vs mechanical trauma. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Mar-Apr; 33(2):e92-3.
    View in: PubMed
  6. Kahn SA, Patel JH, Lentz CW, Bell DE. Firefighter burn injuries: predictable patterns influenced by turnout gear. J Burn Care Res. 2012 Jan-Feb; 33(1):152-6.
    View in: PubMed

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