Practice Contact Information
Providence Cancer Institute
4805 NE Glisan St. Suite 2N35
Web Site: https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-oral-head-and-neck-cancer-program/
Areas of Interest in Head and Neck Surgery
Head and Neck Research, Head and Neck Surgeon, Reconstructive Head & Neck Surgery
Dr. Bell is a fellowship-trained Head and Neck Oncologic Surgeon/Maxillofacial Surgeon whose clinical practice, teaching and research is devoted to the comprehensive surgical management of patients with head and neck cancer. Dr. Bell is currently Director of the Providence Head and Neck Cancer Program and Clinic at the Providence Cancer Institute, where he also directs a Fellowship in Head and Neck Oncologic and Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, and is an Associate Member of the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Center. He has served in leadership positions with numerous professional societies, boards, foundations and committees and is Past President of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons and the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dr. Bell has pioneered the use of virtual surgical planning in head and neck surgery and was one of the first surgeons on the U.S. west coast to perform transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer. Since joining the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute, Dr. Bell has fostered an institutional commitment to head and neck cancer immunotherapy research through numerous scientific collaborations. Using his surgical practice to run phase I and phase II trials studying reversal of immunosuppression through monoclonal antibody therapy to enhance surgical resection, Dr. Bell bridges basic, translational and clinical activities. His work has resulted in over 150 scientific articles and book chapters, and he is co-editor of two major textbooks, including Oral, Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, he has given more than 250 invited lectures, highlighting his interests in virtual surgical planning, transoral robotic surgery and immunotherapy for head and neck cancer.