Jeff Bell, MD

Why PLA?
I chose to be on the board for two simple reasons: I have an interest in leadership development, which I hope to assist with my certified coaching training; I participated in the development of the PLA, therefore naturally I would like to help it succeed.

Dr. Bell by training is a gynecologic oncologist. Locations of professional training include Ohio State University, Bethesda Naval Hospital, and University of Miami, Fla. He was in private practice from 1984 to 2005, after which he became Medical Director of Cancer Services at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus Ohio. For 16 years during private practice Dr. Bell had the privilege of serving as program director for the ob-gyn residency at the same hospital; that experience taught him much about relationships, leadership, counseling, mentorship, and coaching. While continuing clinical activity by teaching and mentoring the residents, he has expanded his leadership experience through his medical director position. Other leadership roles include past president of the Columbus Obstetrics and Gynecology Society, past president of the Columbus Medical Association, and co-chair of the Quality of Life Committee in the Gynecologic Oncology Group.

Dr. Bell's current avocation is leadership and life coaching. He completed coaching certification at the Hudson Institute of Coaching and has enjoyed his transition to coaching as a part-time career.