Born in Leeds, United Kingdom, Dr. Bello moved to Nigeria to begin primary education and on to high school at Ajase-Ipo Comprehensive in Kwara State, then advanced to Methodist Boys High School in Lagos.
He attended his medical degree MD at the College of Medicine at the University of Lagos with a focus in medicine and surgery and graduated with his Bachelors in Medicine and Surgery in 1992.
He then traveled to England to begin working in the mental health field, where he began his journey in Psychiatry then was subsequently accepted into an adult psychiatry residency program at the Harlem Hospital in 2001.
Dr. Bello immediately started working with the New York State Office of Mental Health, Manhattan Psychiatric Center from 2005-2015, while concurrently doing a fellowship program at Columbia University in Public Psychiatry from 2005-2006. He then achieved his Masters in Public Health with a concentration on Health Policy Management in 2008.
Eventually, Dr. Bello moved to Texas in 2015 working initially as the Medical Director of Abilene Behavioral Hospital until it was taken over by Oceans Behavioral Hospital where he still maintains his position as Medical Director