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Faculty and Administrative Staff

Karen L. Bell, MD

Karen L. Bell, MD

Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons
630 West 168th Street
New York, New York 10032

Telephone: 212-305-9194
Fax: 212-305-2526

Biographical sketch

Karen Bell is a Professor of Neurology at Columbia University in New York City, in the G.H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain. She also holds the position of Associate Attending Physician at New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Bell completed her undergraduate studies at New York University in 1980, and earned her medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia in 1984. She did an internal medicine internship at Harlem Hospital Center in NYC in 1985, and completed a neurology residency at the Neurological Institute at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1988. Dr. Bell also completed a 3-year fellowship in Behavioral Neurology, and now specializes in the evaluation and treatment of neurodegenerative cognitive disorders.


Dr. Bell's research interests at the Taub Institute include the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer's disease through clinical trials, and she is currently serving as the director of the Alzheimer's Disease Clinical Trials Group at Columbia University. As the leader of the Education and Information Core of the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center at Columbia University, Dr. Bell has developed physician education programs. Dr Bell has been the Director of the minority recruitment efforts for NIA-funded Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study, and is interested in achieving ethnic diversity in enrollment in Alzheimer's disease clinical trials on a national level. Dr. Bell is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the National Medical Association.


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