Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine - PCOM 
Associate Professor
Residency Program Director, Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine

Dr. Lauren Noto Bell is an associate professor, clinician, and faculty member in the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM). She is actively involved in the education and mentorship of osteopathic medical students and residents, and she teaches OMM internationally through the Deutsch-Amerikanische Akademie für Osteopathie (DAAO), to physicians in Europe.

Dr. Noto Bell is the faculty advisor for the Student American Academy of Osteopathy, and she is the Osteopathic Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine (ONMM) residency Program Director, as well as the Director of Osteopathic Education for all residency programs at PCOM. Her primary clinical specialty is Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.

Board Certifications

  • Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
  • Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • Pain Medicine


Post-residency Fellowship: Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM)

Residency: Family Medicine, Christiana Care Health System

Medical School: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Undergraduate: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Colgate University


Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment weekly lab didactics


Dr. Noto Bell has published on the comparison of different types of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT) on cervical somatic dysfunctions.

She has manuscripts being prepared for publication:
-Measuring the principles of palpation using a computer program that identifies and measures shape change
-The effects of OMT on lateral deviations of the spine, using a computer program that identifies and measures shape change
-Incorporating self-reflection into course content to improve the learning experience and develop expertise

She also has studies underway:
-The effect of an osteopathic technique on the modulation of the autonomic nervous system
-Assessing the effectiveness of an osteopathic technique on ankle function and swimming time in children and adolescents


City Avenue Physicians Award (2010), presented to the residents who demonstrate a strong dedication to teaching and serving the Philadelphia area community


American Academy of Osteopathy

American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians

American Osteopathic Association

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Medical Association

Pennsylvania Osteopathic Family Physician Society