Dr. Hall maintains a private practice in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry in Lake Mary, Florida. He is also a Courtesy Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Florida, College of Medicine Gainesville, Florida. He received his undergraduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University and his Medical Degree from the University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville.
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 a Lt. Commander in the United States Navy where he worked on problems of biological and neurochemical factors associated with the onset of psychiatric disorders. He served as the Navy representative to the Joint Services Task Force planning Operation Homecoming, the return of POW’s from Vietnam.
Following his time in the service, Dr. Hall accepted an appointment as an assistant clinical professor at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, and directed one of the ten model mental health centers in the United States. He also served as a senior medical consultant to the Kennedy Space Center. He then joined the academic faculty at the University of Texas, Houston where, as an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine, 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 in Houston.
He then took the position of Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he was Chief of Psychiatry at the Milwaukee County and Froedtert Hospitals. Following this, Dr. Hall became Professor of Psychiatry and Internal Medicine and Associate Dean at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis.
In 1984 Dr. Hall became Medical Director of Psychiatric Programs at Florida Hospital, a job he held until going into private practice in 1996. Dr. Hall is a reviewer for more than twenty-five medical and psychiatric journals. He is a past President of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. He was the editor of the journal, Psychiatric Medicine from 1983 to 1992 and is currently the associate editor of Psychosomatics.
He has published over 225 scientific articles and seven textbooks with most of his work focusing on the diagnosis and treatment of depression, obsessive compulsive disease, anxiety and panic disorders, eating disorders, medical illnesses producing psychiatric symptoms, the medical evaluation of psychiatric patients, and psychopharmacology.
He is a member of numerous professional organizations.
Dr. Hall has served as a consultant to over 50 national and international private and governmental organizations.
He has been honored to receive the Nolan D.C. Lewis Distinguished Scholar Award, and Distinguished Professor and Lifetime Achievement Awards from his colleagues. Dr. Hall was recently selected by his peers to be included in The Best Doctors in America.