Clinton Bell, M.D.

Dr. Bell moved to the Dallas area and joined Southwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in 2004 after finishing his training in Galveston, Texas.  He graduated, with honors, from the University of Texas Medical Branch and completed a five year Orthopedic Residency in 2004.  His training also included a year of fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas with further training in Sports Medicine and joint reconstruction of the knee.  Prior to medical school, four years were spent at Stephen F. Austin State University, close to his original hometown of Lufkin, Texas, earning his Bachelor’s Degree in Biology and Chemistry.  These extensive years of training have provided a broad foundation of didactic and clinical knowledge that prepared him for his practice in orthopedic surgery.

Dr. Bell is certified by the American board of Orthopedic Surgeons and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.  Clinical practice focuses on his general orthopedic surgery background with special interest including sports medicine, joint replacement, care of fractures and orthopedic injuries.  Dr. Bell also has interest in common overuse injuries such as tendinitis and peripheral nerve compression disorders like carpal tunnel syndrome.  His orthopedic practice continues to include the office based management as well as surgical treatment of these various conditions.  He is actively involved in the volunteer activities of providing team support and orthopedic medical care of local schools in the area surrounding the Southwest Orthopedic and Sports Medicine practice in South Dallas and the surrounding school districts.

Dr. Bell lives and is active in the local community that the Southwest Orthopedic and Sports Medicine practice serves. He is married and has 3 young children that keep his time away from work entertaining.

Education & Training
  • Residency, Department of Orthopedic Surgery: University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) 2000-2004
  • Internship, Department of General Surgery: University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) 1999-2000
  • Fellowship in Sports Medicine Arthroscopy: Baylor Medical Center (Dallas, TX) 1998-1999
  • Doctor of Medicine: University of Texas Medical Branch (Galveston, TX) Honors, Top 10% of Class. 1994-1998
  • B.S., Biology/Chemistry: Stephen F. Austin State University (Nacogdoches, TX) 1989-1993
Medical Licensure
  • Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1/1/2016
  • State Licensure, Texas Medical Board, since 1998
Board Certification
  • Board Certification, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 7/28/2006
Honors & Awards
  • Diplomate, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, since 2006
  • Active Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, since 2006
  • Candidate Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2004-2006
  • Resident Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1999-2004
  • Voted by peers, D Magazine Best Doctors in Dallas, 2017 & 2018
  • Voted by peers, Charlton Methodist Outstanding Surgeon, 2018
  • Healthgrades Recognized Designation and Honor Roll, current
  • United Healthcare Premium Designation for quality and cost effective care, current Clinical Faculty Instructor, Methodist Family Medicine Residency Program, since 2004
  • Orthopedic In-Training Exam, highest overall percentile, UTMB, 2004
  • Orthopedic In-Training Exam, top 15% nationally, 1999-2003
  • AAOS Resident liaison Group, 2002-2004
  • Representative to AOA Resident leadership Forum, 2002
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, National Medical Honor Society, 1997
  • Dean’s list, each semester while attending UTMB, 1994-1998
  • Alpha Chi, National Honor Scholarship Society, SFASU, 1992
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Dallas County Medical Society
SELECTED COURSES & SPECIALIZED TRAINING
  • Stryker Makoplasty Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement, Dallas, TX, 2016
  • Stryker Makoplasty Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement, Dallas, TX, 2016
  • AAOS Maintenance of Certification Course, Boston, MA, 2014
  • MedActa Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery Hip Replacement, Dallas, TX, 2014
  • Biomet Oxford Advanced Partial Knee Replacement, Miami, FL, 2013
  • Tornier Shoulder Arthroplasty, Houston, TX, 2008
  • Carticel: Autologous Chondrocyte Replacement, Galveston, TX, 2002
  • MicroAire Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Release System, Galveston, TX, 2002
  • Enneking Musculoskeletal Tumor Course, Jacksonvi lle, FL, 2002
  • Orthopedic Trauma Association Basic Fracture Course, Scotsdale, AZ, 2000
PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS
  • General Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee and Shoulder
  • Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Surgery
  • Endoscopic Carpal Tunnel Surgery
  • Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Sports Medicine Team Physician for local School Programs
CURRENT HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS
  • Baylor Scott & White Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington – Active Privileges
  • Methodist Health System– Active Privileges
  • Pine Creek Medical Center – Active Privileges
Employment
  • AOA Orthopedic Specialists, P.A., Dallas, TX 2019-Present
  • Southwest Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, P.A., Dallas, TX, 2004-2019
  • Orthopedic surgical resident, UTMB, Galveston, TX, 1999-2004
  • Emergency room moonlighting physician, UTMB, Galveston, TX, 2000-2003
  • Orthopedic fellow, BUMC, Dallas, TX, 1998-1999
  • Surgical orderly, Harris Methodist Hospital, Bedford, TX, 1993-1994
  • Academic assistant and tutor, SFA State University, Nacogdoches, TX, 1991-1993
  • Head lifeguard and pool manager, Crown Colony Country Club, Lufkin, TX, 1986-1992
RESEARCH, PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS
  • Bell, C.: Advanced treatment of orthopedic knee conditions. Methodist Patient Centered ACO Online Learning Collaborative Presentation, Dallas, TX, 2017.
  • Bell, C.: Recent advances in orthopedic surgery. Presented at Methodist Medical Staff Meeting CME Program, Dallas, TX, 2011.
  • Bell, C.: Shoulder injuries and the adult athlete. Presented at Methodist Hospitals of Dallas Health Happenings Seminar, Dallas, TX, 2005.
  • Bell, C. and Carmichael, K.: Volar perilunate trans-scaphoid fracture-dislocation in a skeletally immature patient. Orthopedics, 2005;28(1):69-70.
  • Bell, C. and Ca lhoun, J.: Proximal extent of the tibiotalar joint capsular reflection: ananatomic study in cadavera. Presented at Eggers Society Meeting, Galveston, TX, 2004.
  • Bell, C.: Clinically relevant pelvic and hip anatomy and surgical exposures. Presented at University of Texas Medical Branch Orthopedic Grand Rounds, Galveston, TX, 2003.
  • Bell, C.: Volar perilunate trans-scaphoid fracture-dislocation in a skeletally immature patient. Presented at Texas Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX, 2003.
  • Bell, C.: Motor milestones delays in children with spondyloepiphyseal dysplasia congenital. Presented at University of Texas Medical Branch Orthopedic Research Symposium, Galveston, TX, 2002.
  • Bell, C., Trevino, S. and Buford, W.: Comparison of three cortex versus four cortex screw fixation of the distal t ibiofibular syndesmosis. Galveston Ortho J, 2001;3:42-45.
  • Bell, C. and Jackson, R.: What’s new in orthopedic surgery? A review of major breakthroughs and advances in orthopedics. BUMC Proceedings, 1999;12:121-125.
  • Bell, C., Koeter, S. and Jackson, R.: Fabellar pain after total knee arthroplasty. Am J Knee Surg, 1999;12(3):172-174.
  • Jackson, R. and Bell, C.: Nonthermal tissue welding of avascular meniscal tears using photodynamic dye and laser. Research at Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 1999.
Personal
  • Husband and father of 3 children
  • Hobbies include: music, sports/outdoor activities, woodworking and computer tech.
  • Native Texan