Charles E. Bell, M.D, M.S. is currently semi-retired and works part-time with Texas A&M Health Science Center as a medical advisor of the KSTAR physician assessment program and as a part-time medical director for LeFleur Transportation.
Most recently, he served as the President of the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute in Dallas, Texas from January 2013 to March 2016. He also served as Deputy Executive Commissioner at Texas Health and Human Services Commission from March 2003 to August 2011. During his career in state service he has served as the Interim Commissioner of the Department of State Health Services in 2006 and as the Interim Commissioner of the Texas Department of Health in 2001.
He has also held the following positions: Executive Deputy Commissioner of the Texas Department of Health (TDH), Regional Medical Director of TDH Public Health Region 1 in Lubbock, Texas, Chief of the Bureau of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention, and Medical Director of the Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic at the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District.
Dr. Bell received his undergraduate degree from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas, his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, completed a one-year residency in Internal Medicine at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut and received his masters degree in healthcare administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Bell is a native Texan born in Port Arthur, Texas.
- City of Austin Appointment
- Appointed: June 23, 2016
- Oath of Office: July 27, 2016
- Reappointed: February 1, 2018
- Reappointed: December 14, 2021
- Term ends: December 31, 2025