ARTHUR BELL

 Physician
 Urgent Care Medicine

 BS ChE, University of Missouri - Rolla
 DO, Kansas City University of Medicine, Kansas City, Missouri

Art started his career with E.I. DuPont in 1973 as a plant engineer at the Old Hickory, TN textile fibers plant. In 1974, he moved to Monsanto Industrial Chemical Company in the St. Louis headquarter's corporate engineering department as a proces design engineer. In 1978, he transferred to Monsanto Chemical Company/Plasticizer Division as a national account manager located in Cincinnati. In 1981, Art joined Exxon Chemicals/Plastics Group as a national account manager covering the U.S., out of Cincinnati. Art finished his enginnering career as a Technical Support Manager with Exxon from 1989 to 1993 working out of the Lake Zurich, IL film plant. In 1993, Art started Medical school and graduated in 1997. From 1997 to 2000, he completed his residency in Family medicine at the University of Illinois/Methodist Medical Center in Peoria, IL. He was Board Certified in Family Medicine in 2001 by the American Board of Family Medicine. For the last 16 years, he has worked as a physcian in Urgent Care. Art officially retired January 1, 2016.

Art was an avid runner and has completed several marathons. He was inducted into the Academy of Miners Athletes in 2013. He was a 3 year letterman in baseball and was a MIAA all-conference outfield selection in 1971. Art was born and raised in St.Louis, Missouri and has been married to his wife Linda for 44 years and has 3 grown children. While attending UMR, Art completed the Co-op Engineering program with McDonnell-Douglas Corporation. Art and his wife Linda reside in Cincinnati, OH, but are returning to live in Bridgeton, MO, later this summer.