D-H Orthopaedist Bell Recognized by Peers in Shoulder Surgery
September 12, 2012
Shoulder surgeons from around the United States recently recognized Dartmouth-Hitchcock orthopaedist John-Erik Bell, MD, as one of the foremost of their peers, in a survey by the journal Orthopedics This Week (OTW).
OTW quizzed thought leaders in the field about who impresses them. One of the surgeons who nominated Bell described his clinical work at DHMC and his corresponding research at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI) as "helping to determine whether or not what we do as surgeons is cost effective. He has also made a significant contribution to our understanding of the geographical distribution of shoulder problems."
Bell, the only shoulder surgeon recognized from northern New England, specializes in shoulder arthroscopy, shoulder replacement, fracture repair, and shoulder injuries of athletes. He lectures on these and other topics at national meetings, and has published more than 30 scientific papers, review articles, and book chapters since joining the D-H orthopaedics staff in 2006. He recently served as principal investigator of a study that compares the cost-effectiveness of reverse total shoulder arthroplasty with hemiarthroplasty for rotator-cuff tear arthropathy.
"It is an honor for me to be included in this list of physicians who have set the standard and are shaping the future of shoulder surgery," Bell says. "It is a tribute to the entire shoulder team at DHMC that we are able to provide patient care that is nationally recognized in this way. I consider it a great privilege to be able to perform research and work with my colleagues in the DHMC Orthopaedics Department and TDI."
Bell is an assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and an assistant professor of TDI. He joined the orthopaedics staff at D-H after completing a fellowship in shoulder, elbow, and sports medicine at New Yorks Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center. He earned his medical degree from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2000, and served a five-year residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a national leader in patient-centered health care and building a sustainable health system. Founded in 1893, the system includes New Hampshire's only Level 1 trauma center and its only air ambulance service, as well as the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, one of only 40 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the nation, and the Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, the state's only Children's Hospital Association-approved, comprehensive, full-service children's hospital. As an academic medical center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock provides access to nearly 1,000 primary care doctors and specialists in almost every area of medicine, as well as world-class research at the Audrey and Theodor Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.
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