Jefferson University Hospitals

Provider Profile

Rodney D. Bell, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Professor
Director, Comprehensive Stroke Center
Chief, Division of Cerebrovascular Disease and Neurological Critical Care
Lynne and Harold Honickman Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery

Neurology - Cerebrovascular/Critical Care (Stroke) (Not Accepting New Patients)

Office Locations

909 Walnut Street
2nd Floor, COB Bldg.
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-4087
Fax: (215) 923-6792

Medical Services

Years in Practice


Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Vascular Neurology

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2011,2010


Practice limited to the treatment of stroke. Not accepting new patients


  • University of Oregon School of Medicine, Medical School


  • Dallas County Hosp Dist-Parkland Memorial Hospital, TX


  • Dallas County Hosp Dist-Parkland Memorial Hospital, TX

Jefferson physicians accept most health insurance plans, including those listed below. However, plan acceptance may vary by practice and may be subject to change. If you have questions about whether a specific physician accepts your insurance, please contact your insurance company.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Aetna PA Employee Benefit Trust Fund (PEBTF)
  • AmeriHealth
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • AmeriHealth Comprehensive
  • AmeriHealth Major Medical
  • AmeriHealth Personal Choice
  • Blue Choice
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Cigna Healthspring
  • Cigna PPO, POS
  • Consumer Health Network PPO
  • CorVel
  • Coventry/Health America
  • Devon
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions (Guardian Resources)
  • Federal BCBS
  • Galaxy
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Health America PPO
  • Health Management Network PPO
  • Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • HumanaChoicePPO,Medicare,GoldPlusHMO
  • Inter-County Health Plan
  • Intergroup Preferred
  • Jeff Plus
  • Keystone 65 HMO
  • Keystone First VIP Choice
  • Keystone Health Plan East
  • Medicaid of PA
  • Medicare
  • Mercy LIFE
  • MultiPlan Inc.
  • NJ Blue Shield
  • Personal Choice (GPPPN)
  • Personal Choice 65
  • PlanCare America
  • PPO Next
  • Preferred Care PPO
  • Prime Health Services, Inc.
  • Private Healthcare Systems (PHCS)
  • Qualcare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC HMO,PPO ReadingHspEmpONLY
  • UPMC Medicare HMO
  • US Family Health Plan




Recent Publications

PFO and cryptogenic stroke: Do we finally have closure?

Pennsylvania comprehensive stroke center collaborative: Statement on the recently updated IV rt-PA prescriber information for acute ischemic stroke

Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms: Evaluation and Management

Hyperoxia is associated with higher case-fatality in ventilated patients with intra-cerebral hemorrhage

Incidence of circulatory shock after spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage and impact on case-fatality: A multi-center cohort study

The incidence and risk factors of associated Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) in Acute Cerebral Ischemic (ACI) events in the United States

Association between hyperoxia and mortality after stroke: A multicenter cohort study

Targeted temperature management after intracerebral hemorrhage (TTM-ICH): Methodology of a prospective randomized clinical trial

Cerebral arteriovenous malformations: Evaluation and management

Novel partial anomalous pulmonary venous connection associated with brain abscess

The epidemiology, risk factors, and impact on hospital mortality of status epilepticus after subdural hematoma in the United States

Red blood cell transfusion increases the risk of thrombotic events in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage

The prevalence and impact of mortality of the acute respiratory distress syndrome on admissions of patients with ischemic stroke in the united states

Hospital mortality in primary admissions of septic patients with status epilepticus in the United States

Treatment of status epilepticus: An international survey of experts

Impact of acute lung injury and acute respiratory distress syndrome after traumatic brain injury in the United States

Guidelines for the evaluation and management of status epilepticus

Medical school and residency influence on choice of an academic career and academic productivity among US neurology faculty

Perioperative Assessment and Management of the Surgical Patient with Neurologic Problems

Effectiveness of Factor IX complex concentrate in reversing warfarin associated coagulopathy for intracerebral hemorrhage