(From the June 2014 Research Now)
Mark W. Hall, MD, research director and fellowship director for Critical Care at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, has been appointed Division Chief for Critical Care. Dr. Hall has been at Nationwide Children’s since 2002, and is a principal investigator in the Center for Clinical and Translational Research at The Research Institute and an associate professor at The Ohio State University.
Under the oversight of Nadeem Khan, MD, the Critical Care division at Nationwide Children’s has expanded its faculty from 6 to 19 members and increased its clinical capacity to 40 PICU beds, which is among the largest in the country. The decision to split the roles of Division Chief and Section Chief is in response to the clinical growth and academic development in the division. Dr. Khan, who is also the medical director for Critical Care, will remain Section Chief, a position which he has held since 1999.
As part of his role as Division Chief, Dr. Hall will continue to enhance the division’s academic reputation by expanding education and scientific endeavors in clinical, translational, and basic critical care research. Currently, Dr. Hall is also the investigator for a clinical trial of immune stimulation in pediatric critical trauma, which is funded by the National Institutes for Health.
Dr. Hall has served as research director for Critical Care since 2007 and has been the fellowship director since 2008. Prior to his tenure at Nationwide Children’s, Dr. Hall completed medical school at the University of Virginia and served as pediatric resident, chief resident, pediatric critical care medicine fellow, and faculty at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.