As a young man with interests in both medicine and anthropology, Dr. Julian Bell was methodical when choosing his career path. He spent six months in Papua New Guinea working in a medical research institute to explore each field and ultimately chose health care. “I thought caring for people would be of much greater benefit to those around me,” he says.
In his medical practice today, Dr. Bell believes that his most important role and highest priority as a provider is to “help improve a patient’s functional status.” This approach is consistent with his philosophy of care, which is to fix medical issues in the most effective, fastest, least expensive ways possible.
Dr. Bell emphasizes good communication and listening, and places value on customer service. “I truly appreciate dialogue with patients so we can offer the best care possible,” he says.
Born in Australia, Dr. Bell soon moved with his family to New York, where he grew up and attended medical school, at New York Medical College in Valhalla, and completed his residency, at St. Vincent’s Hospital Manhattan. He moved to Chicago to complete a fellowship at Rush University Medical Center in pulmonary care, critical care, and sleep medicine.
When he is not working, Dr. Bell enjoys gardening and fishing and spending time with his family, which includes a daughter and a son.
Areas of expertise
Critical care and pulmonary medicine
Medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY
Residency with St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, NY
Fellowship in pulmonary car, critical care, and sleep medicine from Rush University Medical Center, Chicago