R. Bryan B. Bell, MD, DDS, FACS, FRCS(Ed)

Accepting New Patients
4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 11N-7
Portland, OR 97213
2320.8 miles away
Speaks: English

Providence Cancer Institute Franz Head and Neck Clinic

4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 11N-7, Portland, OR 97213

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About R. Bryan B. Bell

Dr. Bryan Bell is a fellowship trained head and neck cancer surgeon. His clinical practice is focused on the comprehensive surgical management of patients with head and neck cancer, including tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, thyroid and skull base. He sees patients in Portland, OR.

Along with his clinical practice, Dr. Bell currently holds a number of leadership positions. He is the Physician Executive and Director, Division of Surgical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, and Clinical Programs for Providence Cancer Institute Oregon. In addition, Dr. Bell is the Medical Director of the Providence Head and Neck Cancer Program, and Member and Director of Surgical Oncology Research at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute in the Robert W. Franz Cancer Center, a division of the Providence Cancer Institute. Dr. Bell provides vision, leadership, strategy and oversight for all clinical oncology programs and surgical oncology research throughout the Oregon region.

Dr. Bell’s primary research interest is in developing new approaches to improve the outcome of surgery for the treatment of head and neck cancer. Currently, his work focuses on changing the tumor microenvironment before surgery by reversing immunosuppression through monoclonal antibodies, vaccines and bioengineered materials for local drug delivery. Dr. Bell's research also focuses on the discovery of biomarkers to better understand how a person will respond to immunotherapy. Using his surgical practice to run clinical trials in the neoadjuvant setting, Dr. Bell’s work bridges basic, translational and clinical activities. Dr. Bell has made significant contributions to the clinical development of virtual surgical planning, transoral robotic surgery, and sentinel lymph node biopsy for patients with head and neck cancer. His work has been published in more than 150 scientific articles and book chapters. In addition, he is co-author of two major textbooks, including "Oral, Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery".

Medical School

Creighton University School of Medicine
Doctor of Dental Science

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctor of Medicine


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
General Surgery


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Legacy Emanuel Hospital
Cranio-maxillofacial Trauma


Legacy Emanuel Hospital
Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery

Professional Associations

American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons
American College of Surgeons
American Head and Neck Society
Association of Clinical Oncology
International Academy of Oral Oncology
Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Providence Cancer Institute Franz Head and Neck Clinic
4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 11N-7
Portland, OR 97213

Affiliated Locations
Providence Portland Medical Center
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Clinical Interests

  • Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma
  • Branchial Cleft Cyst
  • Cancer Surgery
  • Central Compartment Neck Dissection
  • Cervical Spine Mass
  • Da Vinci Head & Neck Surgery
  • Ear Melanoma
  • Free Flap Head
  • Head And Neck Cancer
  • Head And Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Head And Neck Sarcoma
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Laryngectomy
  • Lymph Node Dissection
  • Malignant Neoplasm Of Tonsils
  • Melanoma On Face
  • Microvascular Surgery
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Cancer Surgery
  • Nasopharyngeal Cancer
  • Neck Biopsy
  • Neck Cancer
  • Neck Cyst
  • Neck Mass Excision
  • Neoplasm Of Salivary Gland
  • Oral Pathology
  • Oral Surgery
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancer Surgery
  • Palate Cancer Surgery
  • Paranasal Sinus And Nasal Cavity Cancer
  • Radical Neck Dissection
  • Recurrent Thyroid Cancer
  • Robotic Oral Surgery
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Salivary Gland Disorders
  • Sarcoma
  • Sino Nasal Carcinoma
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Transoral Robotic Surgery (Tors)
  • Tumor Of Parotid Gland