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Derek E. Bell, M.D.

Pediatrics, Surgery

Clinical Interests

Burn; Plastic - Adult; Plastic Surgery

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-2876

Office: (585) 275-1000

Fax: (585) 276-1985

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery - American Board of Plastic Surgery

Education

1998
BS | St John Fisher College
Biology

2002
MD | SUNY Upstate Medical Center
Medicine

2007
General Surgery Residency | State University of New York of Buffalo

2009
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship | The University of Virginia Medical Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/24/2002 - 06/23/2003
Internship in Surgery-General at Buffalo General Hospital

06/24/2003 - 06/23/2007
Residency in Surgery-General at Buffalo General Hospital

07/01/2007 - 06/30/2009
Fellowship in Plastic Surgery at University of Virginia Medical Center

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Awards

2015
Best in Category Award: Frostbite in the Urban Setting, Etiologies and Outcomes
Sponsor: 47th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association
Location: Chicago, Illinois

2015
Best in Category Award: The Salt and Ice Challenge: A Case Series and Internet Phenomenon
Sponsor: 47th Annual Meeting of the American Burn Association
Location: Chicago, Illinois

2014 - Present
Joseph E. Losee, M.D. Excellence in Teaching Award
Sponsor: Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Location: University of Rochester

2014
Collegiate Hall of Fame
Sponsor: St. John Fisher College - Field of Science and Technology

2014
"Strong Star" Bronze Star Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester

2013 - Present
"Case of the Year" Award
Sponsor: Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Location: The University of Rochester

2013 - Present
Resident Educator of the Year Teaching Award
Sponsor: Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Location: University of Rochester

2013
Seymour I. Schwartz, M.D. Faculty Excellence in Training Award
Sponsor: Department of Surgery
Location: University of Rochester

2012 - Present
Resident Educator of Year Teaching Award
Sponsor: Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Location: University of Rochester

2012
Resident Educator of the Year Teaching Award
Sponsor: Presented by John Gorczyca, MD. Residency Director

2012
Kluge Trauma and Emergency Medical Services Award-
Sponsor: Mucormycosis Following MVA in a Patient with Chronic Disease
Location: The University of Rochester Medical Center

2011
Resident Educator of the Year Teaching Award
Sponsor: Presented by John Gorczyca, MD. Residency Director

2007
Committee on Patient Safety
Sponsor: Committee focused on optimizing patient care and safety
Location: Greater Buffalo, NY hospital system

2007
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Sponsor: National award chosen by medical students

2006 - 2007
Resident Grievance Committee Resident Representative
Sponsor: Personally chosen by the Dean of Medical Education
Location: University of Buffalo

2006
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Sponsor: Nominated by medical students

2005
Pediatric Surgical Resident of the Year Award
Sponsor: Chosen by attending faculty

2005
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award
Sponsor: National award chosen by medical students

2004 - 2009
The Western NY Resident Representative for ACS
Sponsor: Appointed by the Chair of the Dept. of Surgery at Buffalo

1998
Presidential Scholar
Sponsor: National academic recognition

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Publications

Books & Chapters

2012
Chapter Title: Components Separation
Book Title: Hernia Surgery
Author List: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Edited By: Daniel B. Jones, MD
Published By: ?2012

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