Susan P. Bell, MBBS, MSCI

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

My focus is in the impact, diagnosis and mechanism of frailty in older adults with cardiovascular disease.

Susan P. Bell 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 a Master’s degree in Clinical Investigation from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Susan Bell completed her internal medical residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD and went on to complete fellowship training in Cardiology and Geriatric medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Susan P. Bell is the recipient of the Norma B. Anderson prize in Medicine from Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Physiology Society (UK) award for research.  She is a recipient of the BIRCWH K12 scholarship and is currently supported by the Paul B. Beeson K23 career development award. Susan Bell is interested in the impact, diagnosis and mechanism of frailty in individuals in older adults with cardiovascular disease. Her work includes long term outcomes of older adults with frailty following hospitalization, identifying frailty and geriatric syndromes in clinical settings. In addition she focuses on the use of non-invasive imaging techniques to further advance understanding of the cardiovascular mechanisms underlying the frailty syndrome and cognitive impairment. She collaborates with the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center and is an investigator in the VMAC Memory and Aging Project.