Susan P. Bell, MBBS, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Bell is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She obtained her bachelor's degree in physiology from the University of London and her medical degree at St. George’s Hospital Medical School, London, UK. She completed her internal medical residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital and completed fellowship training in Cardiology and Geriatric Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She earned a master’s degree in Clinical Investigation from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Bell is clinically trained in geriatric and cardiovascular medicine with additional training in clinical epidemiology, biostatistics, clinical trials, data management and molecular medicine through the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Program from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. She is an active member of the American Geriatrics Society and American Heart Association, and she holds a key leadership role in the American College of Cardiology geriatric section. Dr. Bell directs one of the first geriatric cardiology outpatient clinics nationally that focuses on a holistic approach to patient-centered care including understanding therapeutic competition, reduction in polypharmacy and a focus on prioritizing patient preference outcomes. She has a specific interest in the management of heart failure in older adults and cognitive impairment.