Reginald C.W. Bell, MD, FACS, is the founder of the Institute of Esophageal and Reflux Surgery in Lone Tree, Colorado, a part of SOFI Research, LLC. Dr. Bell has practiced for over 30 years and has extensive experience performing minimally invasive procedures on the esophagus and stomach.
In 1976, Dr. Bell earned undergraduate degrees in physics and English literature from Stanford University in Stanford, California. He then received his master’s degree in religious studies from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.
In 1979, Dr. Bell earned his PhD in religious studies from Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He received his medical degree in 1985 from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Dr. Bell interned and received his general surgical training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, Colorado, completing as chief resident in 1990. That same year, he entered private practice in Englewood, Colorado.
Dr. Bell has worked with leaders from around the country to develop a society dedicated to foregut diseases: The American Foregut Society (AFS). The vision of AFS is to advocate personalized treatment strategies for patients with foregut diseases through a collaborative partnership across disciplines. He’s currently chair of the board and will be president starting September 2022.
Dr. Bell is a board-certified general surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal Endoscopic Surgeons, the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract, the American Society of General Surgeons, and the American Society of Bariatric Surgeons.