Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.


Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Cataract Surgery, LASIK and PRK

Get to Know Dr. Bell

Jason H. Bell, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., was born and raised in Cincinnati, and attended Anderson High School. He received his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in 1996 from Denison University, graduating in three years time. With a strong interest in research, he earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 2001 from Wesleyan University in Connecticut while working to combat bacterial resistance to antibiotics. Following a short post-doctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Harvard Medical School studying the molecular genetics of retinal degenerative disease, he returned to Cincinnati and earned his M.D. in 2005 from the University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine. He did an internship in Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, and completed his residency in 2009 in Ophthalmology at the University Hospital as well, serving as Chief Resident in his final year. He then spent 3 months doing a mini-fellowship in refractive surgery and anterior segment reconstruction in New York with Drs. Eric Donnenfeld and Jack Dodick.

Dr. Bell has published many original scientific articles in several basic and clinical science journals regarding the biochemistry of topics ranging from the enzymology of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, cardiac pathophysiology during open heart surgery, and the ocular molecular genetics of retinal degenerative disease. As a resident, he co-authored a book chapter on Iris Reconstruction Surgery for the leading textbook in corneal, refractive, and anterior segment surgery with Dr. Michael Snyder at CEI.

Dr. Bell is a comprehensive ophthalmologist handling all medical and surgical diseases of the eye. He performs standard and custom cataract surgery, laser surgery, and anterior segment reconstruction surgery. He performs refractive surgical procedures including LASIK and PRK. He handles the medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma, and the diagnosis and management of diabetic eye disease and age-related macular degeneration. He also provides diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of common eyelid disorders.

Dr. Bell is also a Volunteer Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology with the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine teaching ophthalmology residents how to perform cataract surgery and anterior segment reconstruction surgery. He also teaches residents how to perform ocular reconstruction after devastating ocular injuries as an ocular trauma surgeon for the University Hospital Level I Trauma Center. Dr. Bell is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Cincinnati Academy of Medicine, Ohio Ophthalmological Society, Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association. He is a member of American Society of Ocular Trauma, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Bell has been honored as one of Cincinnati’s Top Doctors by his peers on an annual basis.

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Education & Training
  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
    Denison University
  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry
    Wesleyan University
  • Post Doctorate in Molecular Genetics of Retinal Degenerative Disease
    Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary
  • Medical Degree
    University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
  • Internship in Internal Medicine
    University Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • Residency
    University Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • Fellowship in Refractive Surgery
    New York
Memberships & Affiliations
  • American Board of Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Ohio Ophthalmology Society
  • Cincinnati Society of Ophthalmology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Ocular Trauma
Honors & Awards
  • Cincinnati’s Top Doctors for 2010, 2012, and 2013

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