PB native honored for achievements in medicine


Dr. Robert A. Bell was recently awarded the James W. Headstream Award for Lifetime Achievement in Urology.

Bell, of Russellville, was selected for the award by his peers in the Arkansas Urologic Society.

The award is named for Dr. James W. Headstream, who established the residency program in Urology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. It is given each year to the Arkansas urologist who exemplifies the spirit of generosity and leadership that Headstream set during his years as a practicing physician.

At the award ceremony, held during the annual meeting o, Dr. David Jacks, former president of the Arkansas Medical Society said,

“This is the highest award that can be given by this organization and is given to the physician who best exemplifies the art and the science of medicine,” said Dr. David Jacks, former president of the Arkansas Medical Society, who presented the award to Bell during the anniual meeting of the Arkansas Urologic Society in Little Rock on Oct. 19. “A wonderful gentleman, Dr. Bell has always addressed the needs of the community. He has never refused to see a patient; he works 24/7. If we had to name a cure for the healthcare system in America, it would be to clone Bob Bell.”

“I have never called him a single time to ask him to do something that he didn’t do for the best of his brothers and sisters in medicine in the state of Arkansas. In his heart, Bob has exemplified what the true passion of medicine is — it’s about caring about your community.”

Bell was born and raised in Pine Bluff.