Dr. R. Bryan Bell

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R. Bryan Bell

M.D., D.D.S, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Bell is a fellowship-trained head and neck oncologic/oral and maxillofacial surgeon whose clinical practice, teaching and research is devoted entirely to head and neck cancer, trauma and corrective jaw (orthognathic) surgery. He holds a dental degree from Creighton University, a medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also completed his surgical training.

Dr. Bell is currently Co-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; a Member of the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Center; Attending Trauma Surgeon at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center; and Clinical Professor at Oregon Health & Science University. 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, trauma and orthognathic surgery and was one of the first surgeons on the U.S. west coast to perform transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer.  Dr. Bell has fostered an institutional commitment to head and neck cancer immunotherapy research through numerous collaborations with scientists at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute.  His research efforts are currently directed toward promoting application of novel findings to the clinic, enhancing tissue collection for scientific interrogation, and the design of novel therapeutic trials in head and neck cancer.  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; and Current Therapy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, he has given hundreds of invited lectures, highlighting his interests in virtual surgical planning, transoral robotic surgery and immunotherapy for head and neck cancer.

A Texas native, Dr. Bell enjoys spending time with his wife and two children. When not working, Dr. Bell also enjoys music, golf, fishing and travelling.

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Dr. R. Bryan Bell
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Chuck Nakell
Mar 8, 2021
 by Chuck Nakell
I Owe Him Everything

Dr. Bell first operated on me, for 10 hours, on Christmas eve 2014. Throughout my time with cancer, he always was accessible, helpful, honest and warm. He visited me once on a Sunday in the hospital, when he was not at all expected to do so, and stayed a long time by my bedside. All these years later, I still regularly think of Dr. Bell, and what he did to help me survive. Yes, he's a brilliant surgeon, but more so, he just a very fine human being. I'll never be able to thank him enough.

Don Staab
Mar 21, 2020
 by Don Staab
super man still kicken

thru all these years I never have had a chance to say THANK YOU DR BELL, I had surgery a while back. DR BELL preformed a 61/2 hr surgery on my cancer in my neck area. From my first meeting I new I was in the best hands of care. If you are in need he and his staff are their for you and your family needs, as DR BELL named me SUPER Man I am still here with other battles with cancer, Thank you Don Staab

Matthew R.
Aug 4, 2019
 by Matthew R.
He is a really good doctor

Dr. Bell is a really good doctor and knows his stuff.

H Lewis.
Feb 19, 2019
 by H Lewis.
The skill, care, and compassion that Dr. Bell, his Fellows, and staff showed throughout the process was beyond compare.

Our son recently had major orthognathic surgery (upper and lower jaw surgery) performed by Dr. Bryan Bell at Head & Neck Surgical Associates. The skill, care, and compassion that Dr. Bell, his Fellows, and staff showed throughout the process was beyond compare. The results are nothing short of amazing. As you can imagine, the cost of this procedure is extreme, particularly with multiple nights in the hospital. Katie Sousa, Dr. Bell’s scheduler, was extremely helpful and instrumental in the process of getting insurance to cover the costs. While we hope no one has to go through such a major reconstructive procedure, if you do, Dr. Bell should be your first and only choice.