Peter Bell, D.O.,
receives national lifetime achievement award
dean recognized for contributions to emergency medicine
Ohio – May14, 2012)
Peter Bell, D.O., MBA, HPF,
an assistant dean at the Ohio University Heritage College of
Osteopathic Medicine (OU-HCOM), received a lifetime achievement
award for his contributions to emergency medicine.
The American College of
Osteopathic of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) bestowed
upon Bell the 2012 Bruce D. Horton, D.O., FACOEP Lifetime
Achievement Award, the college’s highest recognition.
This award, established in the late 1970s in honor
of the ACOEP’s first president, is awarded annually to a physician
who has made significant contributions to the specialty of
osteopathic emergency medicine throughout his or her lifetime
Bell was chosen based on his role as inaugural
director of the emergency medicine residency program at OhioHealth
Doctors Hospital in 1991, consistent service to the ACOEP as a board
and committee member from 1993 to 2011, officer from 2002 to 2011,
editor of The Pulse in
1995 and 2004, and for his leadership role at OU-HCOM and the
Centers of Osteopathic Research and Education (CORE).
His first job was as medical director of the
Emergency Department at Doctors Hospital in 1988, and he has been an
attending faculty member there for the past 24 years. Bell was
appointed OU-HCOM assistant dean for the CORE in 1995 and professor
of emergency medicine in 2002.
In 1999, the American College of Emergency
Physicians (ACEP) honored Bell by naming him National Teaching
Faculty, a distinction given to the best teachers in emergency
medicine. In the spring of 2011, he was awarded Master Clinical
Faculty status, joining an elite group of 119 clinical faculty
members who have also received the distinction.
In 2001, he became a facilitator for Stephen
Covey’s “Seven Habits for Highly Effective People.” He then
completed a two year Fellowship in Dean’s Administrative Management
from OU-HCOM. Actively engaged in patient care, clinical teaching,
research, and education, Bell saw a need for advanced expertise in
business management. In 2008, he graduated first in his class from
the Ohio University Executive MBA program.
He also completed the Health Policy Fellowship, a
certificate program in health policy coordinated by OU-HCOM and the
New York Institute of Technology/New York College of Osteopathic
Medicine through a collaboration of the American Osteopathic
Association, the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic
Medicine (AACOM) and AACOM member colleges. For the past 10 years,
he has served as chairman of the Ohio Osteopathic Association’s
(OOA) Health Policy Committee.
Bell has served in many national leadership
positions, including as president of the Ohio Osteopathic
Association in 2002 and 2003, president of Ohio ACEP in 2005 and
2006, and most recently as president of the ACOEP in 2006 and 2008.
He continues to serve on a variety of state and national bureaus and
Bell, who resides in Hilliard with his wife and children, is a 1980
graduate of Hamilton College and obtained his medical degree from
the University of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine in
1984. He completed residencies in both family medicine and emergency
medicine, and he is board certified in both.