David S.H. Bell is a native of Northern Ireland where he graduated from Queens University Medical School. After emigrating to Canada and further training in endocrinology, 2 years in private practice and 2 years on faculty at Temple University Medical School, Dr. Bell joined the faculty at the University of Alabama Medical School where he was a Professor of Medicine for 25 years before retirement to private practice in 2005. Dr. Bell has published over 375 articles in referenced medical journals and 4 books including Diet For Life the story of his own weight loss. He is also a reviewer for many general medicine and endocrine journals, has served on multiple editorial boards and has delivered invited lectures in Italy, Ireland, England, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India, Singapore, Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Denmark, Spain and Portugal. He has been active in many clinical interventional trials for the treatment of diabetes and its complications. In addition, his clinical abilities have been recognized by his peers with his inclusion in the “Best Doctors in America” and America’s Top Doctors, since 2001 as well as Best Doctors for men in Men’s Health in 2007 and Best Doctors for women in Women’s Health in 2008 and USA Today listed him in Most Influential Doctors in Diabetes and Lipids . In 2012 he was, on the recommendation of his patients, included in America's Most Compassionate Doctors. In 2001 he was presented the Distinguished Clinician award by the American College of Endocrinology (AACE) for outstanding contributions as a master educator and clinician, and in 2002 the Seale Harris Award by the Southern Medical Association for superior contributions to the art and science of diabetes and endocrinology. Most recently Dr. Bell has been selected by the American College of Endocrinology (AACE) to receive at the annual meeting on May 14, 2022 the Master of American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (MACE) Award.