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Bruce Lee Hall, MD, PhD, MBA

  • Professor of Surgery

Medical School

Duke University Medical School, Durham, North Carolina, 1992

Post Doctoral Education

Ph.D.: Microbiology/Immunology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1991

Residency: General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1996

Chief Residency: General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, 1997

M.B.A.: Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Boston, Massachusetts, 2000

Board Certifications

Surgery--Certified

Honors and Awards

Medical Student Teaching Award, "Clinical Teacher of the Year," 2004-05, Washington University School of Medicine

Medical Student Teaching Award, "Clinical Teacher of the Year," 2003-04, Washington University School of Medicine

Medical Student Teaching Award, "Clinical Teacher of the Year," 2001-02, Washington University School of Medicine

Evarts Graham Surgical Residents Teaching Award, 2001-02, Washington University/Barnes Hospital

Clinical Interests

Dr. Hall specializes in endocrine (thyroid, parathyroid) and cancer surgery. Other areas of clinical interest include general surgery.

Research Interests

Dr. Hall's main research interests focus on the evaluation of quality and efficiency in health care, particularly surgery. He is a national leader of the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program and serves both the Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum.

Patients Seen At

Center for Advanced Medicine
Joanne Knight Breast Health Center
4921 Parkview Place, Suite F, Floor 5
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 362-2280
Fax: (314) 454-5509

Contact Information

Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Surgery
Section of Endocrine and Oncologic Surgery
Campus Box 8109, 660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
(314) 747-0072

Selected Publications

Strasberg SM, Hall BL. Postoperative morbidity index: a quantitative measure of severity of postoperative complications. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Nov;213(5):616-26.

Lawson EH, Wang X, Cohen ME, Hall BL, Tanzman H, Ko CY. Morbidity and mortality after colorectal procedures: comparison of data from the American College of Surgeons case log system and the ACS NSQIP. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jun;212(6):1077-85.

Raval MV, Wang X, Cohen ME, Ingraham AM, Bentrem DJ, Dimick JB, Flynn T, Hall BL, Ko CY. The influence of resident involvement on surgical outcomes. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 May;212(5):889-98.

Raval MV, Dillon PW, Bruny JL, Ko CY, Hall BL, Moss RL, Oldham KT, Richards KE, Vinocur CD, Ziegler MM; ACS NSQIP Pediatric Steering Committee. Pediatric American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: feasibility of a novel, prospective assessment of surgical outcomes. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan;46(1):115-21.

Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Dimick JB, Richards KE, Raval MV, Fleisher LA, Hall BL, Ko CY. Association of surgical care improvement project infection-related process measure compliance with risk-adjusted outcomes: implications for quality measurement. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Dec;211(6):705-14.

Raval MV, Dillon PW, Bruny JL, Ko CY, Hall BL, Moss RL, Oldham KT, Richards KE, Vinocur CD, Ziegler MM; ACS NSQIP Pediatric Steering Committee. American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Pediatric: a phase 1 report. J Am Coll Surg. 2011 Jan;212(1):1-11.

Ingraham AM, Richards KE, Hall BL, Ko CY. Quality improvement in surgery: the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program approach. Adv Surg. 2010;44:251-67.

Ingraham AM, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Hall BL, Russell TR, Nathens AB. Effect of delay to operation on outcomes in adults with acute appendicitis. Arch Surg. 2010 Sep;145(9):886-92.

Raval MV, Hamilton BH, Ingraham AM, Ko CY, Hall BL. The importance of assessing both inpatient and outpatient surgical quality. Ann Surg. 2011 Mar;253(3):611-8.

Raval MV, Cohen ME, Ingraham AM, Dimick JB, Osborne NH, Hamilton BH, Ko CY, Hall BL. Improving American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program risk adjustment: incorporation of a novel procedure risk score. J Am Coll Surg. 2010 Dec;211(6):715-23.

Hall BL, Richards K, Ingraham A, Ko CY. New approaches to the National Surgical Quality Improvement Program: the American College of Surgeons experience. Am J Surg. 2009;198:S56-62.

Hall BL, Hamilton BH, Richards K, Bilimoria KY, Cohen ME, Ko CY. Does surgical quality improve in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP): An evaluation of all participating hospitals. Ann Surg. 2009;250:363-76.

Hall BL, Hsiao EY, Majercik S, Hirbe MT, Hamilton BH. The impact of surgeon specialization on patient mortality: examination of a continuous Herfindahl-Hirschman Index. Ann Surg. 2009;249:708–716.


Hall BL, Hamilton BH. New information technology systems and a Bayesian hierarchical bivariate probit model for profiling surgeon quality at a large hospital. Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance. 2004;44:410-429.

Hall BL, Campbell DA, Phillips LRS, Hamilton BH. Evaluating individual surgeons based on total hospital costs: Evidence for variation in both total costs and volatility of costs. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2006;202:565-576.

Invited
Hall BL, Bilimoria K, Ko C. Investigations using clinical data registries - Observational studies and risk adjustment. Surgery. 2009;145:602-610.

Ingraham AM, Richards KE, Hall BL, Ko CY. Quality improvement in surgery: the ACS NSQIP Approach. Advances in Surgery, 2010, Volume 44. (in press)

Doctoral Dissertation- 1 July 1991
T Cell Receptor Beta Chain Variable Region Usage in T Cells Infiltrating Human Renal Allografts.

Pub Med for Bruce Lee Hall, MD, PhD, MBA

Chapters

Willis A and Hall B. Endocrine Surgery. In: The Washington Manual of Surgery. 4th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2005.

Rivet E and Hall B. General and Perioperative Care of the Surgical Patient. In: The Washington Manual of Surgery. 4th Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2005.

Hall BL and Moley JF. Hyperthyroidism. In: Cameron JL (editor). Current Surgical Therapy. 8th Edition. Philadelphia: Mosby; 2004.

Buchman TG, Hall BL, Bowling WM, Kelen GD. Thoracic Trauma. In: Tintinalli JE, Kelen GC, Stapczynski JS (eds.). Emergency Medicine. 6th Edition. New York: McGraw Hill; 2004.

Goodman J, Veeramachaneni N, Winslow E [Hall B, Lead Faculty Editor]. The Washington Manual of Surgery Survival Guide. First Edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2003.

Hand SL, Hall BL, Finn OJ. Association of TCR Expression with MJC Recognition. In: Gallagher G, Rees R, Reynolds C (eds.). Tumor Immunobiology: A Practical Approach. New York: Oxford University Press; 1993.