Susan Bell, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

Dr. Bell earned her bachelor's degree 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 the recipient of the Norma B. Anderson Prize in Medicine from Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Physiology Society (UK) Award for Research. Her research interests are focused on the impact and diagnosis of frailty in individuals with cardiovascular disease and the use of non-invasive imaging techniques. Her work includes long term outcomes of older adults with frailty following hospitalization and the use of non-invasive imaging techniques to further advance mechanisms of the frailty syndrome. Since 2012, Dr. Bell has collaborated with Dr. Jefferson and the ICU delirium team on the Memory & Aging Project where Dr. Bell is examining the association and long-term impact of frailty on diastolic cardiovascular function and impaired blood pressure augmentation.