Erin C. Hall, MD, MPH, is the co-medical Director for the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at MedStar Washington Hospital Center and the medical director of the MedStar Washington Hospital Center-Community Violence Intervention Program. She is an attending physician at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in both the Department of Surgery and the Department of Critical Care Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Hall is board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. She completed a surgical critical care, trauma, and acute care surgery fellowship at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland. She is a member of the American College of Surgeons, where she serves on the Committee on Trauma. She also holds membership in the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma and the Association for Academic Surgery..
Dr. Hall has mentored students through the MedStar Summer Research Program since 2018, which allows rising second-year medical students from Georgetown University to participate in a research project over eight weeks. She was awarded the MedStar Washington Hospital Center Surgery Keystone Educator Award in 2018. She has served as a preceptor and lecturer for both physical care and for healthcare disparities training for residents at Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Dr. Hall’s has contributed to over 50 research publications, including work that has been published in JAMA, JAMA Surgery, British Journal of Cancer, and Journal of the National Medical Association. She has also authored to two book chapters on acute care surgery and critical care.
Dr. Hall received her medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA. She completed her master’s in public health at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, with a concentration in epidemiology and biostatistics. She is a member of the 2020 cohort of MedStar Health Teaching Scholars.
Dr. Hall’s research interests include:
- Long term trauma outcomes
- Medical education
- Surgical stress
- Improving outcomes of vulnerable trauma populations
- Violence prevention/intervention
- Equitable access to medical care
Trauma Transitional Care Coordination: protecting the most vulnerable trauma patients from hospital readmission
Unplanned hospital readmissions increase healthcare costs and patient morbidity. A nursing-led TTCC program successfully followed patients and was associated with a significant decrease in 30-day readmission rates for patients with high-risk trauma. Targeted outpatient support for these most vulnerable patients can lead to better utilization of outpatient resources, increased patient satisfaction, and more consistent attainment of preinjury level of functioning or better. DOI: 10.1136/tsaco-2017-000149
Trauma transitional care coordination: A mature system at work
Targeted outpatient support for high-risk patients can decrease 30-day readmission rates. As our TTCC program matured, we reduced 30-day readmission in patients with lower-extremity injury, complicated tracheostomy and bowel procedures. This represents over one million-dollar savings for the hospital per year through quality-based reimbursement. DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000001818
Medicaid beneficiaries undergoing complex surgery at quality care centers: insights into the Affordable Care Act
Medicaid beneficiaries do not have equal access to high-volume centers for complex surgical procedures. Gaps exist between the percentages of Medicaid patients receiving emergency general surgery vs more complex surgical care at the same hospital and may be exaggerated in hospitals with very high volume of complex elective surgeries. DOI: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2015.11.026