Dr. Hershey Bell was named the founding Dean for the College of Medicine at Methodist University on May 18, 2023.

Bell’s primary areas of teaching include epidemiology, biostatistics, and empathy in clinical practice. His research is focused on competency-based education, the doctor-patient relationship and social accountability in medical education.

Bell – who received his M.D. from the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, completed residency education at both the University of Toronto and Duke University, and received the Master of Science in Medical Education from LECOM –currently serves as vice president and chief academic officer at Cape Fear Valley Health. He has authored over 30 papers and given numerous national presentations.

For full bios of Methodist University’s College of Medicine senior administrators, please just click on the names below.

Senior Leadership Team

Hershey Bell, M.D.

Dean, College of Medicine
Dr. Hershey Bell

Scott Bullard, M.B.A.

Chief of Staff, College of Medicine
Scott Bullard

Stephanie Mann, M.D., MS HPEd

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Medicine
Stephanie Mann

John Worth, M.B.A., CPA

Senior Associate Dean for Administration & Finance, College of Medicine
John Worth

Kimberly Vess, Ed.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Student Experience, College of Medicine
Dr. Kimberly Vess

College Administration

Carol Gage, M.S.H.Ed.

Executive Administrative Assistant, College of Medicine
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Mostafa Hosseinzadeh, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Assessment, College of Medicine
Dr. Mustafa Hosseinzadeh

Yen-Ping Kuo, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Curriculum & Student Success, College of Medicine
Dr. Yen-Ping Kuo

Rebecca Wise, PharmD, BCGP

Associate Dean of Admissions & Recruitment, College of Medicine
Rebecca Wise

Carol Nichols, Ph.D.

Associate Dean & Chair, Foundational Sciences
Dr. Carol Nichols