Dr. Sonia Bell


Stanford Hospital and Clinics Residency Trained-Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine Physician
Team Physician for USA Track and Field
Peak Performance Enhancement Specialist/Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation Specialist


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(Dr. Bell segment: 2:40 min)

Dr. Sonia Bell joins us from Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where she received her medical residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Sports Medicine. She is a graduated of the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine and obtained her undergraduate degree locally from the University of California, Berkeley in Physiology and Anatomy.  Dr.  Bell specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine, Performance Arts Medicine and Regenerative Medicine.

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Dr. Bell was appointed as team physician for USA TRACK AND FIELD in 2008 and with the USA GYMNASTICS team during the Olympic Trials in 2012 and 2016.  She excelled briefly as a competitive athlete in track and field until she resigned from the sport after being offered a dance scholarship with the San Francisco School of Ballet.

Dr. Bell was a student of and performed with the San Francisco Ballet repertoire under ballet masters Robert Gladstein, internationally renowned choreographer Michael Smuin and company director, Lew Christiansen for over 13 years.  During her career, she attended intensive classes and workshops at internationally recognized dance studios such as the Joffrey Ballet, the American Ballet Theatre, and Dance Theater of Harlem.

Her knowledge of athletic training and conditioning stems from 13 years of classical ballet training with the San Francisco Ballet and from years of experience as an personal and athletic trainer.  She is well recognized within the athletic community for her extensive experience in field sports medical injury management, peak performance enhancement and nutritional consultation.

Sports Medicine and Team Physician Experience:

  • Joe Mixon (Cincinnati Bengals) L.I.F.E. Camp 2017 and 2018
  • Marshawn Lynch Family 1st Foundation Football Camp 2018
  • 2017 AVP Volleyball NorCal San Francisco -Volunteer Team Physician
  • NFL Alumni-San Francisco Bay Area Concussion Consultant
  • 2016 USA Olympic Gymnastic Trials-St. Louis, Volunteer Team Physician
  • 2016 P&G Gymnastic Championship-St., Louis, Volunteer Team Physician
  • 2016 USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Trials –Volunteer Team Physician
  • 2015 Special Olympics World Games-Los Angeles, CA - Volunteer Team Physician
  • PROCAMP WORLDWIDE-Provide medical coverage for proathletic youth camps held in the San Francisco Bay Area (SF 49er's Colin Kaepernick and Patrick Willis, SF Giants Buster Posey, NY Yankee's CC Sabathia, Oakland Warriors Stephen Curry)
  • 2012 USA Olympic Gymnastic Olympic Trials & Visa Championships – Volunteer Team Physician
  • 2011-Present ALONZO KING'S LINES BALLET-Medical Director
  • Special Olympics Sports Medicine Physician 2007-Present
  • 2008 IAAF Poland Championships 2008 USA Track & Field Volunteer Team Physician
  • 2008-Present ProAM Beach Soccer League Medical Director and Team Physician
  • 2008 USA TRACK AND FIELD Olympic Trials Volunteer Team Physician
  • 2006-AVP Pro Volleyball: Volunteer Medical Director and Team Physician
  • 2005-2006 US Figure Skating Championship- San Francisco Yerba Buena
  • 2005- PEPA TRAINED: Sports Medicine consult for WWW.PEPATRAINED.COM, an NFL Pre-combine training company in Alameda, CA. run by Olympic Gold Medalist Kenny Harrison and Thomas Weatherspoon www.pepasports.com
  • 2005 NCAA Track and Field-Team Physician
  • 2005 Stanford University US Open Track Meet.-Team Physician
  • 2004 USA Olympic Track and Field Trials-Team Physician
  • 2004 World Figure Skating Championships-Team Physician
  • 2002 MS Society 3-Day Fundraiser Challenge Walk-Team Physician
  • 1996 Olympic Games-Doping Control/assistant to Team Physician Juliet DeCampos

Dr. Bell is in high demand for providing medical coverage for both national and international athletic events. She is available for lecturing, motivational speaking and event coverage both nationally and internationally.



From football physicals to Olympic sporting events, Dr. Bell’s medical expertise combined with her practical knowledge and experience in athletic conditioning, performance enhancement and injury prevention makes her the consult of choice to assist you in achieving your health related, athletic or sporting event coverage needs.


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