James R. Hall, MD

Clinical Program Director

MMSc Program in Anesthesiology

Emory University School of Medicine

57 Executive Park South

Atlanta, Georgia 30329

Phone: 404-727-5910

Email: ronhall@emory.edu

Dr. Hall is an anesthesiologist in practice at Emory University Hospital and serves as the clinical program director for the Master of Medical Science Program in Anesthesiology in the Emory School of Medicine.  Clinical expertise includes critical care medicine, airway management, and anesthesia for otolaryngolic surgery.

Dr. Hall’s educational interests include course development, testing and measurement, and simulation in anesthesia. Dr. Hall is the medical director of the Human Patient Simulation Laboratory of the MMSc Program and serves as co-director of the Anesthesiology Department's Difficult Airway Workshop.

Medical School:  Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Internship: Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Residency: Anesthesiology, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Fellowship: Critical Care Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Board Certification: Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

Board Certification: Fellow, American College of Anesthesiology

Board Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Anesthesiology

Board Certification: Critical Care Medicine Certification, American Board of Anesthesiology

Dr. Hall has developed and taught medical student courses, including Critical Care Medicine (senior elective) and Respiratory Care Principles and Practice (sophomore elective). He has developed and taught masters-level graduate courses, including Biochemistry of Respiration; Physiology and Analysis of Blood Gases; Pulmonary Physiology and Function Testing; Pulmonary Pathophysiology; Pulmonary Diseases and Therapy; Advanced Ventilation Support and Monitoring; Critical Care Medicine; Airway Anatomy, Pathophysiology, and Management. 

Dr. Hall’s expertise in education includes development of item banking software and psychometrics for small-group testing.

Dr. Hall has served on several national test committees and is currently a member of the Inter-Hospital Study Group for Anesthesia Education.  


Hall JR,  Poulton TJ, Downs JB, Hawkins IF, Crawford CA:  In vivo arterial blood gas analysis:  an evaluation.  Critical Care Medicine 8: 414-417, 1980.

Bradley EL, Hall JR, Lutz J, Hamner L, Lattouf O:  Hemodynamic consequences of severe pancreatitis.  Annals of Surgery 198: 130-133, 1983.

Hall JR, Weitz FI:  Question database management and program for generation of examinations in National Board of Medical Examiner format.  IEEE Proceedings SCAMC 7: 454-456, 1983.

Hall JR, Shapiro BA:   Acute care/blood gas laboratories:  profile of current operations.  Critical Care Medicine 12: 530-533, 1984.

Hall JR, Brouillard RG:   Water vapor pressure calculation.  Journal of Applied Physiology: Respir Envir Exer Physiol 58: 2090, 1985.

Hotchkiss RS, Hall JR, Braun IF, Schisler JQ:  An abnormal epiglottis as a cause of difficult intubation - airway assessment using magnetic resonance imaging.  Anesthesiology 68: 140-142, 1988.

Hotchkiss RS, Long RC, Hall JR, Shires GT, Brouillard RG, Millikan WJ, Jones DP:  In vivo examination of rat brain during sepsis with 31P NMR spectroscopy.  American Journal of Physiology 257 (Cell Physiol 26): C1055-C1061, 1989.

Hall JR, Cotsonis GA:  Analysis of residents' performances on the In-Training Examination of the American Board of Anesthesiology-American Society of Anesthesiologists.  Academic Medicine 65: 475-477, 1990.

Hall JR:  Critical care medicine and the acute care laboratory.  Clinical Chemistry 36: 1552-1556, 1990.

Berry AJ, Hall JR:  Work hours of residents in seven anesthesiology training programs.  Anesthesiology 76: 96-101, 1993.

Hall JR:  Blood contamination of anesthesia equipment and monitoring equipment.  Anesthesia and Analgesia 78: 1136-1139, 1994.

Book Chapters

Hall JR:   Techniques of Ventilation and Oxygenation, Chapter 21 in Thoracic Anesthesia, 1st edition, Joel A Kaplan (ed).  Churchill Livingstone, New York, New York, 1983.

Hall JR:  Techniques of Ventilation and Oxygenation, Chapter 24 in Thoracic Anesthesia, 2nd edition, Joel A. Kaplan (ed).  Churchill Livingstone, New York, 1991.


Bonner JT, Hall JR:   Respiratory Intensive Care of the Adult Surgical Patient, CV Mosby, St Louis, Missouri, 1985.

Computer Programs

Hall JR:   EXAMSYS Examination Generator and Item Banking System, RMJ Software, Decatur, Georgia, 1985.


Hall JR, Rendelman DC, Downs JB:   PEEP devices:  flow-dependent increases in airway pressure.  Critical Care Medicine 6: 100, 1978.

Hall JR:   Pressure monitoring systems -- fidelity analysis using free vibration transient signal response.  Critical Care Medicine 7: 138, 1979.

Hall JR:   Minicomputer data management in critical care medicine.  Critical Care Medicine 8: 266, 1980.

Castellano JJ, Hall JR:   Personalized home parenteral nutrition training course.  Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition 4: 598, 1980.

Hall JR:   Analysis of the ABA/ASA in-training examination.  Anesthesiology 63: A492, 1985.

Hotchkiss RS, Long RC, Hall JR, Jones DP:  An in vivo examination of the effects of sepsis on rat brain metabolism using 31P nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy.  American Review of Respiratory Disease 137: 115, 1988.

Hall JR, Rhoton MF:  Item banking as an educational tool in residency training programs.  Anesthesiology 71: A966, 1989.

Hall JR, Clemency MV, Clarke G, et al: Effects of blood salvage and cell saver processing on sickle cell trait blood.  Anesthesiology 85, 1996.