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Louis M. Bell, MD
Louis M. Bell
Chief, Division of General Pediatrics

Dr. Bell, chief of the Division of General Pediatrics, has research expertise in areas including computerized clinical decision support to improve the quality of care; epidemiology, management and treatment of common pediatric infectious diseases; the use of primary care practice-based research networks for clinical research; and quality improvement through the use of clinical pathways.



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Education and Training

BA, Johns Hopkins University (Natural Sciences), 1976

MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 1980

Titles and Academic Titles

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics

Patrick S. Pasquariello Jr. Endowed Chair in General Pediatrics

Associate Chair, Clinical Activities, Department of Pediatrics

Attending Physician, General Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Services

Professor of Pediatrics

Professional Awards

College of Physicians of Philadelphia Exemplar of Humanism in Medicine Award, 2005

Faculty Teacher of the Year Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2005

Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award for Excellence in and Commitment to Resident Education, 2007

Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2009

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Annual CHOP Mentor Award, 2010

Publication Highlights

Fiks AG, Cutler M, Massey J, Bell LM. Partnering With Parents to Create a Research Advisory Board in a Pediatric Research Network. Pediatrics. 2018 Nov; 142(5). pii: e20180822. PMID: 30333130
Gerber JS, Ross RK, Bryan M, Localio AR, Szymczak JE, Wasserman R, Barkman D, Odeniyi F, Conaboy K, Bell L, Zaoutis TE, Fiks AG. Association of Broad- vs Narrow-Spectrum Antibiotics With Treatment Failure, Adverse Events, and Quality of Life in Children With Acute Respiratory Tract Infections. JAMA. 2017 Dec; 318(23):2325-2336. PMID: 29260224
Utidjian LH, Bell LM, Localio R, Song L, Ramos MJ, Keren R, Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW. Pediatric asthma hospitalizations among urban minority children and the continuity of primary care. J Asthma. 2017 Dec; 54(10):1051-1058. PMID: 28332939
Marchese R, Schwartz E, Heuer G, Lavelle J, Huh J, Bell L, Luan X, Zorc, J. Reduced Radiation in Children Presenting to the ED With Suspected Ventricular Shunt Complication. Pediatrics. 2017 May; 139(5). pii: e20162431. PMID: 28557725
Fisher BT, Vendetti N, Bryan M, Prasad PA, Russell Localio A, Damianos A, Coffin SE, Bell LM, Walsh TJ, Gross R, Zaoutis TE. Central Venous Catheter Retention and Mortality in Children With Candidemia: A Retrospective Cohort Analysis. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2016 Dec; 5(4):403-408. PMID: 26407279

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