Present Position

  • Medical Director | 1992 - present | Dialysis Clinic, Inc. Albany, Georgia
  • Partner | 1992 - present | SWGA Nephrology Clinic, P.C. | Private Practice of Nephrology

Past Academic Rank and Position

  • Attending Nephrologist | 1987-1991 | Department of Internal Medicine | Naval Hospital San Diego
  • Assistant Clinical Professor | 1987-1991 | Clinical Faculty (non-salaried) | Department of Internal Medicine | University of California San Diego

EDUCATION

  • Undergraduate: Vanderbilt University | BA cum laude, 1975
  • Medical School: University of Miami | M.D., 1981
  • Internship: Naval Regional | Medical Center | San Diego, CA 1981-82
  • Residency: Naval Hospital | San Diego, CA 1983-85
  • Fellowship: University of California San Diego | (Joint Program) and Naval Hospital San Diego, CA 1985-87

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • 1981 | National Board of Medical Examiners
  • 1985 | American Board of Internal Medicine
  • 1987 | American Board of Internal Medicine | Subspecialty Nephrology

MEDICAL LICENSURE

  • Georgia 34539

HONORS/AWARDS

  • 1983 | U.S. Navy Achievement Medal
  • 1991 | U.S. Navy Commendation Medal
  • 1985 | Resident Aequanimitas Award
  • 1990 | Fellow, American College of Physicians

MILITARY SERVICE

  • Commander, United States Navy
  • 1981-82 | Naval Regional Medical Center, San Diego
  • 1982-83 | Medical Officer, USS Truxtun CGN35
  • 1983-91 | Naval Hospital, San Diego

EDUCATION-JOURNALS

  • 1989 | Scientific Reviewer, Kidney International

INSTITUTIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES

  • 1987-91 | Divisional Quality Assurance Representative
  • 1990-91 | Member, Internal Medicine Quality Assurance Committee
  • 1995-96 | Chief of Medicine, Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND SOCIETIES

  • 1983-92 | American Medical Association
  • 1985- | American College of Physicians
  • 1987- | National Kidney Foundation
  • 1988- | International Society of Nephrology
  • 1998- | Renal Physicians Association

PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL MEETINGS

  • 1987 | American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. | Evidence against heteroporosity model of peritoneal transport.
  • 1988 | American Society of Nephrology Annual Meetin, San Antonio, Texas. | Anaphylatoxin generation as a function of dialysis membrane type, blood flow rate, and membrane C3 binding.
  • 1989 | American Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. | Intra- and interdialytic generation of tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-1 by various dialysis membranes.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Biocompatibility of artificial membranes

RESEARCH GRANTS

  • 1987-91 | Principal investigator, Health Sciences Education and Training Command, U.S. Navy Research Grant 88-16-2327-00

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • PUBLICATIONS-JOURNALS:
    • Bell JL, Leypoldt JK, Frigon RP, Henderson LW: Hydraulically induced convective solute transport across the rabbit peritoneum. Kidney Int 38: 19-27, 1990
    • Bell JL, Ward DM: Leukapheresis in hyperleukocytic leukemias. 1990
  • PUBLICATIONS-ABSTRACTS:
    • Bell JL, Leypoldt JK, Frigon RP, Henderson LW: Heteroporosity model of peritoneal transport is not supported by hydraulically driven convective transport. Kidney Int 33: 243, 1988.
    • Bell JL, Henderson LW: Anaphylatoxin mass generated by cuprophane membrane in not influenced by blood flow rate. Kidney Int 35: 240, 1989.
    • Bell JL, Henderson LW: Tumor necrosis factor alpha and interleukin-1 beta are highly correlated during acute hemodialysis. Kindey Int 37: 288, 1990.