The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville



The Department of Surgery

John L. Bell, MD

Professor
Division of Surgical Oncology

Clinical Focus

Breast Cancer, General Oncologic Surgery, Outreach/Education, Screening

Education

Medical School
University of Alabama in Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Internship
General Surgery, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Residency
General Surgery, University of Alabama in Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

Fellowship
Surgical Oncology, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Certifications

American Board of Surgery

Professional Affiliations

Southern Surgical Association
Society of Surgical Oncology
Southeastern Surgical Congress
American Society of Breast Surgeons
National Consortium of Breast Centers
American Society of Breast Disease
American Society of Clinical Oncology
American College of Surgeons
American Cancer Society
American College of Physician Executives
American Medical Association
Association for Academic Surgery
Association of Cancer Executives
Knoxville Academy of Medicine
Medical Association of the State of Alabama
Tennessee Medical Association

Current Publications

Orucevic A, Heidel RE, Bell JL.
Utilization and impact of 21-gene recurrence score assay for breast cancer in clinical practice across the United States: lessons learned from the 2010 to 2012 National Cancer Data Base analysis. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 2016 Jun;157(3):427-35. Epub 2016 May 20.

Hopko DR, Lejuez CW, Ryba MM, Shorter RL, Bell JL.
Support for the efficacy of behavioural activation in treating anxiety in breast cancer patients. Clinical Psychologist. 2016 Mar;20(1):17-26.

Hopko DR, Cannity K, Bell JL.
Pretreatment depression severity in breast cancer patients and its relation to treatment response to behavior therapy. Health Psychology. 2016 Jan;35(1):10-8. Epub 2015 Jul 20.

Orucevic A, Curzon M, Curzon C, Heidel RE, McLoughlin JM, Panella T, Bell J.
Breast cancer in elderly Caucasian women-An institution-based study of correlation between breast cancer prognostic markers, TNM stage, and overall survival. Cancers. 2015 Jul 31;7(3):1472-83.

Orucevic A, Chen J, McLoughlin JM, Heidel RE, Panella T, Bell J.
Is the TNM staging system for breast cancer still relevant in the era of biomarkers and emerging personalized medicine for breast cancer - An institution's 10-year experience. The Breast Journal . 2015 Mar;21(2):147-54.

Hopko DR, Cannity K, McIndoo CC, File AA, Ryba MM, Clark CG, Bell JL.
Behavior therapy for depressed breast cancer patients: Predictors of treatment outcome. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology . 2015 Feb;83(1):225-31.

Gahdhi SS, Kestler DP, Bruker CT, McLoughlin JM, Heidel RE, Siddiqui S, Foster JS, Gray KD, Bell J, Solomon A, Lewis J.
Nuclear Odontogenic Ameloblast-Associated Protein (ODAM) Correlates with Melanoma Sentinel Lymph Node Metastasis Journal of Cancer Therapy. 2013;4:1283-1289.

Current Presentations

Bell JL, Heidel RE, Orucevic A. Axillary surgery in patients with ductal carcinoma in-situ (DCIS) - Analysis of the US National Cancer Data Base (NCDB) from 1998-2012. Presented at Society of Surgical Oncology's 69th Annual Cancer Symposium; 2016 Mar 2-5; Boston, MA.

Beierle S, Heidel E, Lewis J, Stewart E, Bell J, Gray K, LaPinska M, Mancini M, Nelson HS, McLoughlin J. A novel technique using intraoperative fluoroscopy as a tool to achieve negative margins after a wire-guided partial mastectomy. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2016 Feb 20-23; Atlanta, GA.

Bhat SG, Woody C, Heidel E, Orucevic A, Bell JL. Evolving trends & influencing factors in mastectomy decisions. Presented at Southeastern Surgical Congress Annual Scientific Meeting; 2016 Feb 20-23; Atlanta, GA.

Ward AJ, Bell JL, Jerkins L. A model for survivorship care plans (SCP) at a large academic institution. Presented at Cancer Survivorship Symposium: Advancing Care and Research; 2016 Jan 15-16; San Francisco, CA.

Orucevic A, Heidel RE, Bell JL. Utilization and impact of Oncotype DX 21- gene breast cancer assay in clinical practice across the US: 2010-2012 National Cancer Data Base analysis. Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2015 Dec 8-12; San Antonio, TX.

Orucevic A, Heidel RE, Bell JL. Analysis of the National Cancer Data Base 2010-2012 Oncotype DX breast cancer assay: Lessons learned. Presented at San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; 2015 Dec 8-12; San Antonio, TX.

Orucevic A, Curzon M, McLoughlin J, Geddam C, Heidel RE, Desai P, Panella T, Bell J. Breast cancer in elderly patients (70 years and older): The University of Tennessee Medical Center at Knoxville 10 year experience. Presented at World Congress on Breast Cancer; 2015 Aug 3-5; Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Bell JL. Using USA guidelines and standards of breast cancer care in an academic medical center: Screening to survivorship. Presented at World Congress on Breast Cancer; 2015 Aug 3-5; Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Ward AJ, McLoughlin JM, Lewis JM, Bell JL, Gray KD, La Charité CT. Oncology-led clinical documentation improvement program beneficial for physicians and hospital. Presented at Society of Surgical Oncology; 2015 Mar 25-28; Houston, TX.

Snyder D, Curzon M, Heidel RE, Geddam C, Panella T, Desai P, Bell J, Orucevic A. Redefining a traditional paradigm: Young (<40) females with breast carcinoma have improved overall survival when compared to > 70 year old. Presented at The 20th Annual Multidisciplinary Symposium on Breast Disease; 2015 Feb 12-15; Amelia Island, FL.

Jeffcoach DR, Alterman D, Freeman M, Goldman M, McLoughlin J, Bell J, Gray K, Lewis J. Isolated limb infusion is feasible at lower volume regional cancer centers. Presented at Ninth International Symposium on Regional Cancer Therapies; 2014 May 15-17; Steamboat, CO.

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