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William H. Bell III


William H. Bell III

Born and raised in New Bern, NC. Went to High School at Episcopal High School, College at Tulane University, Medical School at Duke University, General Surgery Residence at Tulane University and Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at Tulane University before returning to New Bern to practice Vascular Surgery at Coastal Vein and Vascular in 1988. Did research at Duke University in Pulmonary and Hyperbaric Medicine and was subject on world record dive to 2132 fsw/ 650 msw in March 1980. Did research in Cardio-Pulmonary Physiology and Isolated Regional Perfusion of Cancer at Tulane University. Married 1976, have two children a daughter and son.


  • BS Chemistry Tulane University 1976
  • Duke University School of Medicine 1980
  • Residence General Surgery Tulane University 1980-1987
  • Fellowship Vascular Surgery Tulane University 1988

Memberships and affiliations

  • Board Certified General Surgery 1988, Vascular Surgery 1990
  • Fellow American College of Surgery
  • Registered Vascular Technologist, certified RPVI

Personal Facts

  • Guiness Book Records 1980 Worlds Deepest Dive to 2132 fsw / 650 msw

Our Doctors


What Our Patients Say

Dr. Bell is great. Went over in detail what he was going to do and what the problems were. His staff is incredibly kind from what I’ve seen so far.

- Dani

I just completed my second endarterectomy performed by Doctor Mark Sinning. I have nothing but praise for his surgical skill and team. I was always informed of what was to happen, potential problems and all necessary information to keep me knowledgeable in the treatment. I’m so glad I had the procedures done by Dr Sinning and his team.

- Rick