Dr. Hall is currently in private practice and serves as Professor of Psychiatry of the Department of Medical Education at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine, Orlando, and as Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of South Florida, Tampa.
Dr. Hall received his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine. He completed an internship in Internal Medicine at the Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and his Psychiatry Residency at the Henry Phipps Clinic of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In addition, Dr. Hall took a Fellowship in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins University. Following his Residency he served as Lt. Commander in the United States Navy where he worked on problems of biological and neurochemical factors associated with the onset of psychiatric disorders and was a Navy representative to the Joint Service Task Force planning Operation Homecoming.
Following his time in the service, Dr. Hall directed one of the ten model mental health centers in the United States and served as a medical consultant to the Kennedy Space Center. He then joined the academic faculty at the University of Texas, Houston where he served as Director of Clinical Research, Director of Residency Training, Chief of the Consultation/Liaison Service, and Chief Psychiatrist at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Hospital. He was promoted to Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he was Chief of Psychiatry at the Milwaukee County and Froedert Hospitals. Following this, Dr. Hall served as Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine and Associate Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis. Dr. Hall served as Medical Director of Psychiatric Programs at Florida Hospital in Orlando, Florida from 1984-1996 before going into private practice.
Dr. Hall is a reviewer for more than 35 medical and psychiatric journals. He is a past President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine and a past President of Southern Psychiatric Association. He was the editor of the journal, Psychiatric Medicine from 1983 to 1992 and is currently an associate editor of Psychosomatics. He has published over 270 scientific articles and seven textbooks with most of his work focusing in the areas of depression, eating disorders, medical illnesses producing psychiatric symptoms, the medical evaluation of psychiatric patients, psychopharmacology, and managed care. In addition, Dr. Hall has served as a consultant to more than 50 national and international private and governmental organizations. To date, Dr. Hall has presented 292 lectures at national and international meeting and invitational academic functions.
Dr. Hall has served as Chairman of the American Psychiatric Association's Committee on the Use of the Litigation Fund, as a corresponding member of the APA's Task Force on National and International Terrorism and Violence, a member of the APA's Committee on Psychiatric Dimensions of Disasters, as Chairman of the Florida Psychiatric Society's Ethics Committee, as a member of the FPS's Executive Committee, as Chairman of Florida Psychiatric Society’s Forensic Psychiatry Committee, as an Orange County Medical Society's delegate to the Florida Medical Association, and member of the Committee on Bylaws in The American College of Psychiatrists, just to name a few. Dr. Hall was chosen by the federal government to serve on the ER 1 planning committee to prepare emergency rooms nationwide to respond to atomic, biological, and chemical attacks.
Dr. Hall has been selected by his peers to be included in The Best Doctors in America and received a warrant of his selection as International Man of the Year, 1998-1999, in recognition of his services to medicine, from the International Biographical Centre of Cambridge, England. Click here for a list of Dr. Hall's honors and awards.
Dr. Hall's complete curriculum
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