Before joining Nephropath in 2004, Dr. Bell was with Pathology Associates of Arkansas. She graduated in 1981 from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences (with Highest Distinction), and in 1985 from the University of Iowa College of Medicine. She did post-graduate work at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in the Department of Pathology, and was chief resident there 1987-88. She was an instructor/fellow and later Assistant Professor in anatomic and clinical pathology at UAMS. Before joining Nephropath, Dr. Bell was a staff pathologist at Baptist Medical Center, Little Rock, and also served as Director of the Clinical Laboratory at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
In addition to teaching, Dr. Bell has made presentations at several conferences. She is a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathology (1987), the College of American Pathologists (1991), and the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology. She received board certification by the American Board of Pathology (Anatomic and Clinical) in 1990.