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  • Graduate of Brookline High School, Brookline, Massachusetts, with Honors, June 1961

  • B.A. in Medical Sciences, cum laude, Boston University, May 1967

  • M.D., cum laude, Boston University School of Medicine, May 1967

  • J.D., Loyola University Law School, New Orleans, December 1990


  • Intern in Surgery, Boston University Hospital, 1967-68

  • Completed residency in General Surgery, Boston University Hospital, 1973

  • N.I.H. Trainee in Academic Surgery, 1968-73, including two years of full-time research

  • Completed residency in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Tulane University,
    New Orleans, 1975


  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society, 1966

  • Alumni Award for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement, Boston University School of
    Medicine, 1966

  • Mosby Scholarship Book Award for Scholastic Excellence, Boston University School
    of Medicine, 1976

  • B.A. and M.D. cum laude, Boston University, 1967


  • Baton Rouge General Medical Center; Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center;
    Medical Center of Baton Rouge and Earl K. Long Charity Hospital, Baton Rouge,
    Louisiana, 1975 to 1997

  • Charity Hospital of New Orleans and Tulane University Hospital, New Orleans, Louisiana,
    1975 to 1997

  • Scottsdale Memorial Hospital, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1997 to date

  • Paradise Valley Hospital, Phoenix, Arizona, 2001 to date


  • Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery (Plastic), Tulane University School of Medicine,
    New Orleans, Louisiana, Current


  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society, 1966

  • American College of Surgeons, 1977

  • American Bar Association – Health Care Law Section 1991

  • Arizona State Bar Association, 1998

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, 1999

  • National Health Lawyers Association, 1992

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, 2006


  • American Board of Surgery, 1974

  • American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 1976

  • American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, 1986


  • Certificate of the National Board of Medical Examiners, July, 1968

  • Louisiana, December, 1973

  • California, October, 1971

  • Arizona, March, 1996


  • Admitted to Louisiana State Bar, 1991

  • Admitted to Arizona State Bar, 1998


  • 30 years private practice of all aspects of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
    Director of Plastic Surgery Division of Handicapped Children’s Service for the State of
    Louisiana, 1975 to 1997.

  • Director, Plastic Surgery Center of Baton Rouge, 1985 to 1997.

  • Two missions to El Salvador for Plastic Surgery on behalf of Partners of the Americas,
    1976, 1977.

  • Director, American International Plastic Surgery Clinic, Curacao, Netherlands, Antilles,

  • Visiting Professor of Plastic Surgery, Surgical Hair Restoration. Baylor University College
    of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1986.

  • Louisiana Health Advisory Services PSRO board member 1979-1983.

  • Chief of Plastic Surgery, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, 1978-79, 1983-84;

  • Baton Route General Medical Center 1976-77, 1986-87.

  • Graduate training in Hyperbaric Medicine, Nix Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas,
    March, 2001p

  • Currently practicing in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona, February 1997 - date.

  • Health Services Advisory Group Case Review, 1998 to date.

  • Credentials Committee, Scottsdale Phoenix Healthcare Osborn, 2001-2003.

  • Credentials Committee, Paradise Valley Hospital, 2004 to date.

  • Chairman, ByLaws Committee, Paradise Valley Hospital, 2005 to date.


  • Arizona Bar Association – Sworn in October 16, 1998 – Bar Roll Number 018990

  • Louisiana Bar Association – Sworn in October 11, 1991. Bar Roll Number 20693.

  • 18 years experience in medical-legal record review and analysis and as expert witness.
    Qualified as expert witness in General Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Hair
    Restoration Surgery, Burns; Louisiana, Texas, Michigan, Utah, Colorado, Kentucky, and

  • Consultant to the Law Firm of Hunter and Boland, specializing in personal injury, medical
    malpractice defense, health care law, 1986 - 1991; Of Counsel 1991 to 1997.

  • Served on 15 medical malpractice review panels.

  • Chairman “Law School For Doctors” Medical/Legal Seminars.

  • Corporate Counsel, Louisiana State Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1992 to 1997.

  • Member of American College of Legal Medicine Task Force on Managed Care Contracting.
    In House Counsel and Director, Analytical Nursing Management Corporation, a public
    company with annual revenues of $12.5 million and 15 offices in 7 states, 1991 to 1996.

  • Speaker on medico-legal aspects of Breast Implant Surgery, Louisiana State Society of
    Plastic Surgery annual meeting, March 1993; and Southern Medical Association Annual
    meeting, October 1993.

  • Arbitrator, Louisiana State Bar Association and National Health Lawyers Association
    Alternative Dispute Resolution Panels.

  • Consultant, Health Services Advisory Group PRO, Phoenix

  • Consultant PRO Healthcare, Houston

  • Of Counsel, Streich Lang, Phoenix, Arizona, 1999-2000

  • Private Practice of Law, 2001 to date


  • United States Army Reserve, 1975-1979, Honorable Discharge.

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Martin L. Bell, M.D., J.D

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Scottsdale , AZ , 85258 USA


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