Michelle Wilson Bell, MD

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC

Current Administrative Positions

  • Adult Neurology Residency Program Director
Michelle Wilson Bell, MD

Michelle Bell MD is an assistant professor of clinical neurology at CUIMC, in the Division of Epilepsy. Dr. Bell obtained her undergraduate degree from Harvard University followed by a medical doctorate at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. During medical school, she was valedictorian of her graduating class and was also inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Dr. Bell then pursued her medicine internship and neurology residency at Columbia University. During residency, she was awarded the Daniel Sciarra Award for her commitment to patient care and humanism as well as the Department of Medicine House Office Award for her dedication to the Internal Medicine residents and their patients.

After residency, Dr. Bell served for one year as chief resident, then completed a two-year fellowship in Clinical Neurophysiology/Epilepsy. Dr. Bell was the recipient of the Lewis P. Rowland Resident Teaching Award in 2017. She is currently the Program Director for the Adult Neurology Residency Program.

Dr. Bell sees patients at the Neurological Institute, Columbia Doctors midtown office and in the AIM (Associates in Internal Medicine) clinic. She is also a member of the neurophysiologic intraoperative monitoring team.

Departmental Appointments

  • Department of Neurology
    Division of Epilepsy and Sleep

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise

  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures

Education and Training

  • MD, 2009 Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center


  • ColumbiaDoctors Midtown

    51 West 51st Street
    New York, NY 10019
    For new and current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-1742
    For new patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-1742
    For current patient appointments, call:
    (212) 305-1742

Centers / Institutes / Programs

  • Columbia Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (Adult and Pediatric)

Provider Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital

Insurance Programs

Please contact the provider's office directly to verify that your particular insurance is accepted.

  • Aetna [EPO, HMO, Medicare Managed Care, NYP Employee Plan, NY Signature, POS, PPO, Signature Administrators, Student Health]
  • Affinity [Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • AgeWell [Medicare Managed Care, Special Needs Plan]
  • Amida Care [Special Needs Plan]
  • Capital District Physician Health Plan [Capital District Physician Health Plan]
  • Cigna [EPO, Great West, HMO, POS, PPO]
  • Emblem/GHI [Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Emblem/HIP [ConnectiCare, EPO, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO, Select Care (Exchange), Vytra]
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield [EPO, Medicare Managed Care, PPO]
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HealthPlus [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Fidelis Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Healthfirst [Child/Family Health Plus, Leaf (Exchange), Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]
  • Local 1199 [Local 1199]
  • MagnaCare [MagnaCare]
  • Multiplan [Multiplan]
  • MVP Health Care [Child/Family Health Plus, Essential Plan, HMO, Medicaid Managed Care]
  • Oxford Health Plans [Freedom, Liberty]
  • UnitedHealthcare [Columbia University Employee Plan, HMO, Medicaid (Community Plan), Medicare Managed Care, POS, PPO]
  • VNSNY CHOICE [Medicare Managed Care, SelectHealth, Special Needs Plan]
  • WellCare [Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Managed Care]

This provider accepts new patients

Appointment Phone Number: (212) 305-1742

Contact Info

  • (212) 305-1742

Honors and Awards

  • Lewis P. Rowland Resident Teaching Award, 2017
  • Daniel Sciarra Award for exemplifying the highest standards of patient care and humanism, 2013
  • Department of Medicine House Officer Award for service and dedication to the Internal medicine residents and their patients, 2013
  • Harold Elster Memorial Prize for highest academic standing in graduating medical school class, 2009
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, May 2009
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society, October 2008