Congratulations to Dr. Brieze Bell, recipient of the 2022-2023 Maxine Papadakis Award for Faculty Professionalism and Respect in the Department of Medicine. The Maxine Papadakis Awards advance UCSF values in medical education, and recognize faculty who are exemplars in treating students and all others in the clinical environment with professionalism, courtesy and respect.

“Dr. Brieze Bell is truly a fantastic physician. She is one of the best attendings I have worked with throughout my medical school education. Her notable strengths lay in her medical knowledge and clinical excellence; she was very well educated on the complex medical diagnoses of all the patients on service, and routinely led informal discussions and teachings on these medical topics. Through her compassionate and personal approach, she immediately developed a strong rapport with all her patients and took time to personally address and listen to her patient’s complaints and questions. This compassionate-care approach seemed to have an outsized impact on the patient’s experience within the hospital, and all the patients I was assigned to under Dr. Bell expressed deep gratitude for her compassion and service. There were unfortunately patients suffering through difficult circumstances on our service and she provided a sense of stability, compassion, and support to these vulnerable patients and their family members, as well as to our medical team... I know that the students that are lucky enough to be assigned to Dr. Bell will benefit greatly from her clinical expertise, educational mindset, and compassionate care model.”