Mark R. Bell, M.D., F.A.C.E.P. is a graduate from the Chicago Medical School. His undergraduate training was at Westmont College, in Santa Barbara, California. Mark completed residency in Emergency Medicine at University California at Irvine in 1996 and is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Following residency, Dr. Bell went into private practice in the South Bay of Los Angeles and soon partnered with Dr. Irv Edwards at Emergent Medical Associates. Through a dedication to quality, service, and efficient patient care, their emergency department management company grew from 5,000 patient visits per year, to more than 700,000 over the next decade. Mark is also the President and co-founder of Benchmark Hospitalists, a hospitalist company based in Los Angeles and President of Pipeline, a hospital management consulting firm. He sits on various boards including the Marconi Foundation, Huntington Beach Hospital, and Goals for Life.
Dr. Bell’s expertise is particularly strong in emergency department and in-patient efficiencies, customer service, paramedic outreach, strategic planning, and business development. He spends much of his time teaching physicians the skills required to succeed in administrative management and leadership. He has published on many topics, including pediatric cardiology, nutrition, and emergency medicine reimbursement, and frequently lectures on subjects most interesting to him such as The History of Nuclear Biological and Chemical Warfare, EMTALA, the Field Management of the Unknown Overdose, and the effect of efficient hospital care on morbidity and mortality. Dr. Bell is an active and entrepreneurial physician, hospital advocate, and represents his colleagues in issues on a regional and national level. When he’s not working, Dr. Bell enjoys surfing, cycling, and traveling with his family. He’s married to Dr. Camela Ott, and has two children Luke and Dominic.