Professor of Neurosurgery
Upstate Medical University
Upstate Medical University
|Bachelor of Arts||1975-1979||Columbia College of Columbia University, New York, USA|
|Doctor of Medicine||1979-1983||College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, USA|
|Post-Graduate- General Surgery||1983-1984||University Health Center of Pittsburgh,Pennsylvania, USA|
Walter A. Hall, M.D., MBA is Professor of Neurosurgery at the State University of New York Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Prior to his arrival in Syracuse in 2007, he was a Professor of Neurosurgery, Radiation Oncology, and Radiology at the University Of Minnesota School of Medicine and the Shelly N. and Jolene J. Chou Chair in Neurosurgery. Dr. Hall received his B.A. degree from Columbia College of Columbia University in 1979 and his M.D. degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in 1983. He completed his General Surgery Internship at the University of Pittsburgh in 1984 and his neurosurgical residency was completed at the University of Pittsburgh in 1990. During his training, he spent two years at the National Institutes of Health in the Surgical Neurology Branch as a Medical Staff Fellow from 1987 to 1989. He was the 1990 recipient of the Van Wagenen Fellowship of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons which he spent working in the Department of Tumor Biology of the Norwegian Radium Hospital in Oslo, Norway. Dr. Hall joined the faculty of the University Of Minnesota School of Medicine in February 1991. In 1996 he was awarded the Mahaley Clinical Research Award in brain tumors by the Joint Section of Tumors of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. In 1998, Dr. Hall received his M.B.A. degree from the Carlson School of Management of the University of Minnesota. He was the Director of the Brain Tumor Center of Minnesota and has extensive clinical and laboratory experience in developing new therapeutic modalities for treating brain tumors. Treatment modalities for brain tumors that have been developed under Dr. Hall’s guidance include stereotactic radiosurgery, fractionated stereotactic radiotherapy, blood-brain barrier disruption chemotherapy, interventional magnetic resonance imaging-guided neurosurgery, and targeted toxin therapy. He performed more that 1,000 neurosurgical procedures using intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging guidance over from 1997 to 2007. In addition, Dr. Hall has authored more than 180 publications on brain tumors, targeted toxins, intraoperative magnetic resonance imaging-guided neurosurgery, and central nervous system infections.