Current Position and Professional Functions
Dr. Chaim Bell is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME) at the University of Toronto. He is a hospital-based general internist and scientist at St Michael's Hospital in Toronto and an adjunct scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) in Ontario. Dr. Bell is a member of the Ontario Health Technology Advisory Committee (OHTAC), the Ontario Ministry of Health Committee to Evaluate Drugs/ Cancer Care Ontario subcommittee for the funding of new cancer drugs, the Ontario Ministry of Health/Ontario Medical Association Guidelines Advisory Committee, and is an economic reviewer for the Ontario Ministry of Health Committee to Evaluate Drugs (CED). Some of Dr Bell's research focuses on the quality of patient care in hospitals and their transition to the community. He has also authored several publications examining the quality and methodology of cost-effectiveness analyses as well as how they should be incorporated into health policy decisions. Dr Bell received his MD from the University of Toronto and completed his specialty training in Internal Medicine at the University of Toronto. He was a Visiting Fellow in Medical Economics and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis at the Harvard School of Public Health and then received his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research from the University of Toronto. Dr Bell holds a New Investigator Award from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Institute of Aging.