Associate Prof. David Bell is currently senior staff specialist, Medical Oncology at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney with responsibility for the Medical Oncology unit. Malignancies include breast, lung, colon and rectum, testicular, sarcoma, renal, melanoma, lymphoma, head and neck and brain. He is a visiting Medical Oncologist at North Shore Private Hospital, Mater Hospital and Armidale Base Hospital.
Dr Bell is also Clinical Senior Lecturer in Medicine at the University of Sydney and has conducted both clinical and laboratory research work which has been widely published. He is also Associate Professor in Rural Medicine at the University of New England. He has established Rural Oncology clinics at Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and more recently, Armidale. He is committed to providing high quality care in rural areas. He spent three years in Canada studying the phenomenon of drug resistance and was the first recipient of the prestigious Terry Fox Clinical Fellowship. He is principal researcher in numerous studies covering aspects of lung, breast, ovarian, soft tissue, skin and rectal cancer as well as investigations multidrug resistance and drugs of potential patient benefit.
He was responsible for the incorporation of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia; which is the peak body representing medical oncologists in Australia and coordinates training of future medical oncologists in conjunction with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He was treasurer of MOGA for 10 years.
Dr Bell has been an invited speaker at numerous national and international forums including to USA, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, China, France and Germany. He led a successful tour to China in 2015.