James Bell, MPAS, PA-C is a clinician and educator, trained first as a physical therapist and then a physician assistant working in orthopaedics and neurosurgery. For five years he served as an assistant professor and full-time faculty member in the PA program at Daemen College and is currently a clinical educator at D’Youville College, both in Buffalo, N.Y. He has authored book chapters on remediation of communication skills of medical students and on interdisciplinary team communication in the healthcare setting.
Jim is a faculty member, trainer and consultant with the Academy of Communication in
Healthcare, where he co-directed the Faculty in Training program, leading a major
curriculum redesign, and has led internal programs on DEI for ACH faculty. He also has
a personal interest in conflict resolution. Among other external ACH projects, Jim led
their largest organizational consultation to date: a communications skills program to
reach all 40,000+ employees of a prominent southern health system.
Beyond these assorted career facts, Jim is an energetic, compassionate, reflective human
being – he lists “dad” as his most important role (he is a father of two). He is an active
and curious learner as an adult and is interested in the ideas of growth mindset and
servant leadership. He serves his community as a volunteer firefighter and EMT.
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