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Faculty Detail    
Name WALTER C BELL
Professor
Chief, Community Practice Pathology Program
 
Campus Address HSB 132 Zip 6823
Phone  (20-5) -880
E-mail  wbell@uab.edu
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Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Pathology   Comm Practice Pathology Pgm Professor
Secondary  Surgery   Surgery - Otolaryngology (Org Ret) Assistant Professor

Biographical Sketch 
EDUCATION: Institution Degree Year University of Mississippi School of Medicine M.D. 1994 Mississippi College B.S. 1990 POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING: April 2000 Head and Neck Pathology, AFIP July 1998 June 1999 Surgical Pathology Fellow, UAB Hospital July 1994 June 1998 Residency in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, UAB Hospital BOARD CERTIFICATION: Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology, October 4, 1999

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Alabama Association of Pathologists  Immediate Past President   
American Society of Clinical Pathologists     
College of American Pathologists      
United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology     



Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Piyathilake CJ, Badiga S, Borak SG, Weragoda J, Bae S, Matthews R, Bell WC, and Partridge EE. A higher degree of expression of DNA methyl transferase I in cervical cancer is associated with poor survival outcome. International Journal of Women’s Health 2017:413-420.   
Borak, Samuel G. M.D.; Ross, John R. M.D.; Bell, Walter C. M.D. Granular Cell Tumor Within an Ovarian Mature Cystic Teratoma: Report of a Unique Case and Review of the Literature. International Journal of Gynecological Pathology (2017, Online ahead of print)   
Janaka Weragoda, Andres Azureo, Suguna Badiga, Walter C Bell, Roland Matthews, and Chandrika Piyathilake. An Examination of Racial Differences in 5-Year Survival ofCervical Cancer among African American and Caucasian American Women in the Southeastern US from 1985 to 2010. Cancer Medicine (Early view online publication date - 17 MAY 2016)   
Atherton DS, Sexton KC, Otali D, Bell WC, Grizzle WE. Factors Affecting the Use of Human Tissues in Biomedical Research: Implications in the Design and Operation of a Biorepository. Methods Mol Biol. 2016;1381:1-38.   
Piyathilake C, M Chambers, S Badiga, W Bell, R Alvarez, E Partridgend M Macaluso. Estimation of the burden of CIN lesions preventable by vaccination with bivalent, quadrivalent or 9-valent HPV vaccines. Annals of Epidemiology 25: 9, Sept 2015: p718.   
Stevens, Todd M., Andra O. Kovalovsky, Claudia Velosa, Qiuying Shi, Qian Dai, Randall P. Owen, Walter C. Bell et al. Mammary analog secretory carcinoma, low-grade salivary duct carcinoma, and mimickers: a comparative study. Modern Pathology (2015).   
William E. Grizzle, Elaine W. Gunter, Katherine C. Sexton, and Walter C. Bell. Quality Management of Biorepositories. Biopreservation and Biobanking, Vol. 13, No. 3, June 2015: 183-194.   
Reddy, Kartika, Kari Hooper, Andra Frost, Shantel Hebert-Magee, Walter Bell, John R. Porterfield, and Jayapal Ramesh. "Pedunculated focal nodular hyperplasia masquerading as perigastric mass identified by EUS-FNA." Gastrointestinal endoscopy 81, no. 1 (2015): 238-240.   
Green, Michael, Shandie Covington, Sarah Taranto, Cameron Wolfe, Walter Bell, Scott W. Biggins, David Conti et al. "Donor-Derived Transmission Events in 2013: A Report of the Organ Procurement Transplant Network Ad Hoc Disease Transmission Advisory Committee." Transplantation 99, no. 2 (2015): 00-00.   
Piyathilake, Chandrika J., Maurizio Macaluso, Michelle M. Chambers, Suguna Badiga, Nuzhat R. Siddiqui, Walter C. Bell, Jeffrey C. Edberg, Edward E. Partridge, Ronald D. Alvarez, and Gary L. Johanning. "Folate and Vitamin B12 May Play a Critical Role in Lowering the HPV 16 Methylation–Associated Risk of Developing Higher Grades of CIN." Cancer Prevention Research 7, no. 11 (2014): 1128-1137.   
Grizzle, William E., Katherine C. Sexton, and Walter C. Bell. "Human tissue biorepository." In Molecular genetic pathology, pp. 483-497. Springer New York, 2013.   
Christopher P. Kragel and Walter Bell. Echinococcus granulosus infection (Hydatid cyst). ASCP Case Reports. 2013; 56(6)   
Mohamad R. Chaaban, Walter Bell, Bradford A. Woodworth. Invasive mucormycosis in an immunocompetent patient with allergic fungal rhinosinusitis. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 2013; 148(1): 174-175.   
Margaret Branwein-Gensler and Walter C. Bell. Non-neoplastic lesions of the nasal cavity, paranasal sinuses, and nasopharynx. In Head and Neck Pathology, 2nd ed. (ed. Lester DR Thompson) Elsevier. 2012.   
William E. Grizzle, Walter C. Bell, Katherine C. Sexton. Issues in collecting, processing and storing human tissues and associated information to support biomedical research. Cancer Biomarkers 2011; 531-549.   
Craig A. Elmets; Jaye L. Viner; Alice P. Pentland; Wendy Cantrell; Hui-Yi Lin; Howard Bailey; Sewon Kang; Kenneth G. Linden; Michael Heffernan; Madeleine Duvic; Ellen Richmond; Boni E. Elewski; Asad Umar; Walter Bell; Gary B. Gordon. Chemoprevention of Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer With Celecoxib: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute 2010; 1834 – 44.   
Grobmyer SR; Wilson JP; Apel B; Knapik J; Bell WC; Kim T; Bland KI; Copeland EM; Hochwald SN; Heslin MJ. Recurrent retroperitoneal sarcoma: impact of biology and therapy on outcomes. J Am Coll Surg 2010; 210(5): 602-8, 608-10.   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Maurizio Macaluso, Ronald D Alvarez, Walter C Bell, Douglas C Heimburger and Edward E Partridge. Lower Risk of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Women with High Plasma Folate and Sufficient Vitamin B12 in the Post-Folic Acid Fortification Era. Cancer Prev Res 2009; 2(7): 658-664.   
Bell WC, Sexton KC, Grizzle WE. Organizational Issues in Providing High Quality Human Tissues and Clinical Information for the Support of Biomedical Research. Methods Mol Biol. 2010;576:1-30.   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Maurizio Macaluso, Jorge E Celedonio, Suguna Badiga, Walter C Bell, William E Grizzle. Mandatory fortification with folic acid in the United States appears to have adverse effects on histone methylation in women with pre-cancer but not in women free of pre-cancer. International Journal of Women’s Health 2009: 131–137.   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Maurizio Macaluso, Ronald D Alvarez, Walter C Bell, Douglas C Heimburger and Edward E Partridge. Lower Risk of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia in Women with High Plasma Folate and Sufficient Vitamin B12 in the Post-Folic Acid Fortification Era. Cancer Prev Res 2009; 2(7): 658-664.   
Walter C. Bell, Katherine C. Sexton, William E. Grizzle. How to efficiently obtain human tissues to support your specific biomedical research projects. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2009 18: 1676-1679.   
Amy Adams, TS Winokur, W C Bell, D Cheing, O Hameed. Histologic Grading of Invasive Lobular Carcinoma: Does Use of a Two-Tiered Nuclear Grading System Improve Interobserver Variability? Annals of Diagnostic Pathology. 2009; 13: 223–225.   
Meara RS, Bell W, Chhieng DC, Bean SM. An unusual neck mass clinically mimicking an enlarged supraclavicular lymph node: cytological features of myositis ossificans circumscriptus. Cytopathology 20(2):121-126, 2009.   
Shi Wei, William Carroll, Audrey Lazenby, Walter Bell, Robert Lopez, and Nasser Said-Al-Naief. Sinonasal teratocarcinosarcoma: report of a case with review of literature and treatment outcome. Annals of Diagnostic Path. 2008; 415-425.   
Omar Hameed, Amy L. Adams, Allyson C. Baker, Nicole E. Balmer, Walter C. Bell, Holly N. Burford, David C. Chhieng, Nirag C. Jhala, Michael J. Klein, Thomas Winokur. Using a Higher Cutoff for the Percentage of HER2+ Cells Decreases Interobserver Variability in the Interpretation of HER2 Immunohistochemical Analysis. Am J Clin Pathol. 2008; 130: 425-427.   
Pothineni KR, Nanda NC, Burri MV, Bell WC, Post JD. Live/real time three-dimensional transthoracic echocardiographic description of chordoma metastatic to the heart. Echocardiography. 2008 Apr;25(4):440-2.   
William E. Grizzle, Katherine C. Sexton, Walter C. Bell. Quality Assurance in Tissue Resources Supporting Biomedical Research. Cell Preservation Technology. 2008, 6(2): 113-118.   
Walter C. Bell, Erik Scott Young, Paul E. Billings, William E. Grizzle. The efficient operation of the surgical pathology gross room. Biotech Histochem. 2008 ;83 (2):71-82.   
Lynya I. Talley, David C. Chhieng, Walter C. Bell, William E. Grizzle, Andra R. Frost. Immunohistochemical Detection of EGFR, p185erbB-2, Bcl-2 and p53 in Breast Carcinomas in Pre-menopausal and Post-menopausal Women. Biotech Histochem. 2008 Feb ;83 (1):5-14.    
Meara RS, Bell W, Chhieng DC, Bean SM. An unusual neck mass clinically mimicking an enlarged supraclavicular lymph node: cytological features of myositis ossificans circumscriptus. Cytopathology. 2008 Jan 30 [Epub ahead of print]   
Piyathilake CJ, Celedonio JE, Macaluso M, Bell WC, Azrad M, Grizzle WE. Mandatory fortification with folic acid in the United States is associated with increased expression of DNA methyltransferase-1 in the cervix. Nutrition. 24(1):94-9, 2008.   
Peters G, Kulbersh B, Mantle B, Bell W, Grizzle W, Rosenthal E. Role of Microvascular Density in Nonlocalizing Parathyroid Sestamibi Scans. Laryngoscope. 2007   
S. Chaiamnuay, LW Heck, WC Bell, HM Bastain. Acute granulomatous lupus pneumonitis: the first case report. Lupus. 16:201-204, 2007.   
W. C. Bell, M.J. Klein, M.J. Pitt, G.P. Siegal. Molecular pathology of chondroid neoplasms: Part 2, malignant lesions. Skeletal Radiology. 35(12): 887-894, 2006.   
W. C. Bell, M.J. Klein, M.J. Pitt, G.P. Siegal. Molecular pathology of chondroid neoplasms: Part 1, benign lesions. Skeletal Radiology. 35(11): 805-813, 2006.   
Safety in biomedical and other laboratories. William E. Grizzle, Walter Bell, and Jerry Fredenburgh. In Molecular Diagnosis (ed. George Patrinos), Elsevier Ltd., 2005.   
Bell, W.C. and Siegal, G.P.: Molecular Aspects of Chondroid Tumors: A Brief Review In: Bonar F., Klein, M., and Freemont, A.[Convenors], Cooke, R.A. [Ed.]. Bone Pathology: Chondroid Tumours [International Academy of Pathology - Australasian Division Press], Knowledge Books and Software, Queensland, Australia, 99 -108, 2004.   
Bone Tumors (excluding Ewing’s sarcoma). Walter C. Bell and Gene P. Siegal. In Molecular Biology and Pathology of Paediatric Cancer (ed. C. Cullinane, S. Burchill, J. Squire et al.), Oxford University Press. pp. 238 – 246, 2003.   
Fernandes R, Louis P, Bell W, Siegal GP, Said-Al-Naief N. Desmoplastic Fibroma of the mandible. A case report and review of the literature. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology Oral Radiology & Endodontics. 101(1):82-94, 2006   
Bell WC. Surgical pathology of the parathyroid glands. Advances in Experimental Medicine & Biology. 563:1-9, 2005.    
Rodriquez-Burford C, Tu JH, Mercurio M, Yang F, Carey D, Han R, Gordon G, Niwas S, Bell W, Elmets C, Grizzle W, Pentland AP. Selective COX-2 inhibition produces heterogeneous erythema response to UV-irradiation. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. 125(6):1317-20, 2005   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Walter C Bell, Jennifer Jones, Olga L Henao, Alain Niveleau and William E Grizzle. Patterns of Global DNA and Histone Methylation Appear to be Similar in Normal, Dysplastic and Neoplastic Oral Epithelium of Humans. Disease Markers. 21(3):147-51, 2005.   
Chandrika J Piyathilake, Walter C Bell, Jennifer Jones, Olga L Henao, Alain Niveleau, and William E Grizzle. The pattern of nonspecific (or global) DNA methylation in oral carcinogenesis. Head & Neck. 27(12):1061-7, 2005.   
Gary B, Mohanty GS, Azuero R, Eltoum IA, Bell WC, Abdulkadir SA. Interaction of Nkx3.1 and p27kip1 in prostate tumor initiation. American Journal of Pathology 2004; 164: 1607 - 1614.   
Piyathilake CJ, Henao O, Frost AR, Macaluso M, Bell WC, Johanning GL, Heimburger DC, Niveleau A, Grizzle WE. Race and age dependent alterations in global methylation of DNA in squamous cell carcinoma of the lung Cancer Causes and Control 2003; 14: 37-42.    
Bell WC, Myers RB, Oelschlager DK, Hosein T, Grizzle WE. The response of extracellular signal-regulated kinase (ERK) to androgen induced proliferation in the androgen sensitive prostate cancer cell line, LNCaP. Biotechnic and Histochem 2003; 78: 11-16.   
Ragland BD, Bell WC, Lopez RR, Siegal GP. Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology of Osteosarcoma. Laboratory Investigation. 82(4):365-73, 2002    
Piyathilake CJ, Frost AR, Manne U, Weiss H, Bell WC, Heimburger DC and Grizzle WE. Differential expression of growth factors in Squamous cell carcinoma and pre-cancerous lesions of the lung. Clinical Cancer Research 2002; 8: 734 – 744.   
Piyathilake CJ, Bell WC, Oelschlager DK, Heimburger DC Grizzle WE. The Pattern of Expression of Mn and Cu-Zn Superoxide DismutaseVaries Among Squamous Cell Cancers of the Lung, Larynx and Oral Cavity. Head & Neck 2002; 24: 859-867.