Hollis Bell

Hollis Bell, MD, CPE

Position Attending Physician, Brain Innovation Center
Practicing since 1993
Joined staff in 2022
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About Me

About Me

Hollis Bell, MD, CPE, is an Attending Physician at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab. Throughout the course of her career, she has served a variety of patient populations — from pediatrics to geriatrics — across the continuum of rehabilitation care. To best treat patients, she translates research into novel solutions to maximize functional outcomes.

Dr. Bell began her career at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan AbilityLab) as an Attending Physician. She went on to serve in progressive leadership roles at other institutions and healthcare systems, most recently with Mercy Health Systems based in St. Louis, Mo.

In addition to her work at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, she is also Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine.

Dr. Bell earned her Doctor of Medicine from University of Maryland. She completed her residency in PM&R through the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University/Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. She is board-certified in Brain Injury Medicine, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine and PM&R. She also is a Certified Physician Executive (CPE).


Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

355 East Erie Street

Chicago, IL 60611

Education & Training



    Doctor of Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
    Bachelor of Arts, Chemistry; Drury University
    Bachelor of Arts, Biology; Drury Univeristy
    Internship & Residency


    1990 - 1993
    Residency, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now Shirley Ryan AbilityLab)
    1989 - 1990
    Internship, MedStar Union Memorial Hospital