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Edward Bell, MD

Vice Chair for Faculty Development, Department of Pediatrics
Professor of Pediatrics - Neonatology

Contact Information

Primary Office
8811 JPP
Iowa City, IA 52242


BA, Mathematics, Washington and Jefferson College
MD, Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
Resident, Pediatrics, Babies Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center
Fellow, Neonatology, McMaster University Medical Centre
Fellow, Neonatology, Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island

Licensure and Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics, Subboard of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Iowa Permanent Medical License
American Board of Pediatrics
Ontario Permanent Medical License
National Board of Medical Examiners
New York Permanent Medical License

Education/Training Program Affiliations

Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Translational Biomedicine

Research Summary

My research involves studies of nutrition, growth, energy metabolism, and body temperature regulation of newborn infants. Recent projects include studies of methods of measuring body energy expenditure and the effect of diet on energy utilization and body composition during growth. Current research involves study of oxygen delivery and utilization in anemia of prematurity. Other aims include improving decisions about transfusing anemic preterm infants, reducing the need for transfusion, and identifying safer techniques of transfusion. I am also interested in multicenter clinical trials and lead our group's participation in several such studies.