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Physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia

Taison Bell, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the divisions of Infectious Diseases and International Health and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at UVA. He is also the Director of the medical intensive care unit (ICU) and director of the UVA Summer Medical Leadership Program.

Bell’s interests include improving inpatient healthcare delivery through quality improvement initiatives and increasing workforce diversity. He is involved in quality improvement efforts on the national level and sits on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Committee, developing healthcare payment reform initiatives.

Highly invested in teaching, Bell is the director of a multidisciplinary mechanical ventilation course taught to critical care fellows at UVA. He was awarded the Inpatient Attending of the Year Award in 2018.

Bell was born in Boston and raised in Lynchburg. After graduating from UVA with a degree in African-American and African studies, he completed his medical degree at Columbia University. He then trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he was a chief resident. Bell subsequently completed an infectious disease fellowship at the combined Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women’s Hospital program, followed by a critical care fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He is enrolled in the executive MBA program at the UVA Darden School of Business.


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    Physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Virginia