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R. Bryan Bell, M.D., DDS

Accepting New Patients
Providence Cancer Institute Franz Head and Neck Clinic
4805 Northeast Glisan Street, Suite 11N-7
Portland, OR 97213
Speaks: English

About R. Bryan Bell

Dr. Bell is a fellowship-trained head and neck oncologic surgeon whose clinical activity, teaching and research is devoted to the comprehensive surgical management of patients with head and neck cancer, including tumors of the oral cavity (mouth), pharynx (throat), larynx (voicebox), thyroid and salivary glands.

Dr. Bell oversees a multidisciplinary team dedicated to the care of patients with head and neck cancer through his role as Medical Director of the Providence Head and Neck Cancer Program and Clinic at Providence Cancer Institute and Earle A. Chiles Research Institute at the Robert W. Franz Cancer Center.

Dr. Bell has pioneered the use of virtual surgical planning in head and neck surgery and was one of the first surgeons on the U.S. west coast to perform transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancer. Dr. Bell has fostered an institutional commitment to head and neck cancer immunotherapy research through numerous scientific collaborations. His research efforts are currently directed toward promoting application of novel findings to the clinic, enhancing tissue collection for scientific interrogation, and the design of novel therapeutic and biomarker trials in head and neck cancer.

Using his surgical practice to run phase I and phase II trials studying reversal of immunosuppression through monoclonal antibody and vaccine therapy, Dr. Bell bridges basic, translational and clinical activities. His work has resulted in over 150 scientific articles and book chapters, and he is co-editor of two major textbooks, including Oral, Head and Neck Oncology and Reconstructive Surgery. In addition, he has given more than 250 invited lectures, highlighting his interests in virtual surgical planning, transoral robotic surgery and immunotherapy for head and neck cancer.
Medical School

Creighton University School of Medicine
Doctor Of Dental Science
1995

Medical School

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Doctor Of Medicine
1998

Internship

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
1996

Residency

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
General Surgery
1999

Residency

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery
2001

Fellowship

Legacy Emanuel Hospital
Cranio-Maxillofacial Trauma
2002

Fellowship

Legacy Emanuel Hospital
Head And Neck Oncologic Surgery
2003

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Oral & 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