Michael Bell MD
  • Michael Bell, MD

    Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Office Address(es): 4401 Penn Avenue, Floor 5 Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-692-5164 412-692-6076 Fax

Michael Bell, MD

Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Office Address(es): 4401 Penn Avenue, Floor 5 Pittsburgh, PA 15224 412-692-5164 412-692-6076 Fax

Profile:

Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Office Address(es):
4401 Penn Avenue, Floor 5
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
412-692-5164
412-692-6076 Fax

Board Certifications:
Surgery

Education:
1991 State University of New York Health Sciences, Brooklyn, NY

Residency:
1994 St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowships:
1997 Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certifications:
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine
Advanced Trauma Life Support     
Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Instructor

Awards:

  •     Finalist, National Neurotrauma Society Award, Interleukin-6 and Interleukin-10 are Increased in CSF of Pediatric Patients after Traumatic Brain Injury
  •     Educational Scholarship Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Adenosine is Increased in CSF of Children after Traumatic Brain Injury
  •     Finalist, National Neurotrauma Society Award, Interstitial Adenosine, Inosine, and Hypoxanthine is Increased After Traumatic Brain Injury in Rats
  •     In Training Fellow Award, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Interstitial Brain Adenosine is Increased During Jugular Venous Oxygen Desaturations in Humans after Traumatic    Brain Injury: Evidence of Energy Failure
  •     Golden Apple Teaching award, Presented by the House Staff of Children’s National Medical Center for excellence in teaching 1999, 2002, 2004 Golden Apple Departmental Teaching award, Presented by the House Staff of Children’s National Medical Center for excellence in teaching
  •     Award for Scientific and Academic Achievement, Presented by Children’s Research Institute, Children’s National Medical Center for Superior Achievement in Basic Research by Junior Faculty, Effects of Intrauterine Inflammation on Developing Glia
  •     Named to Best Doctors in America

Publications:

  • Au A, Carcillo JA, Clark RSB, Bell MJ. “Brain Injuries and Neurological SystemFailure are the Most Common Proximate Cause of Death in Children Admitted to a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit”. Pediatr Crit Care 2011 (in press). PMID: 21037501.
  • Fink EL, Kochanek PM, Clark RSB, Bell MJ. “Fever Control and Application ofHypothermia Using Cold Intravenous Saline”. Pediatr Crit Care Med 2011 (in press).PMID: 21037507.
  • Salonia R, Empey PE, Poloyac SM, Wisniewski SR, Klamerus M, Ozawa H, Wagner AK, Ruppel1 R, Bell MJ, Feldman K, Adelson PD, Clark RSB and Kochanek PM. “Endothelin-1 is Increased in Cerebrospinal Fluid and Associated with Unfavorable Outcomes in Children after Severe Traumatic Brain Injury”. J Neurotrauma 27(10):1819-25, 2010. PMID: 20684675.
  • Fink EL, Clark RSB, Kochanek PM, Bell MJ, Watson RS. “A Tertiary Care Center’s Experience with Therapeutic Hypothermia after Pediatric Cardiac Arrest”. Pediatr Crit Care 11 (1): 66-74, 2010. PMID 19935440.
  • Baltagi SA, Shoykhet M, Felmet K, Kochanek PM, Bell MJ. “Neurological Sequelae of H1N1 Influenza in Children: A Case Series Observed During a Pandemic”, Pediatr Crit Care Med 11(2): 179-84, 2010. PMID: 20081552.

Research Interests:

Effects of Inflammation on Developing Glia