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Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat)

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Education ?

Medical School
University Of Otago
Foreign school

Awards & Distinctions ?

Castle Connolly's Top Doctors™ (2013)

Affiliations ?

Dr. Hall is affiliated with 4 hospitals.

Hospital Affiliations



  • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
    2333 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, MI 48192
    Top 25%
  • Henry Ford Hospital
    2799 W Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48202
    Top 50%
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals
    15855 19 Mile Rd, Clinton Township, MI 48038
  • Henry Ford Medical Center at Maplegrove
    6777 W Maple Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322
  • Publications & Research

    Dr. Hall has contributed to 6 publications.
    Title Risk Factors for Well-differentiated Thyroid Carcinoma in Patients with Thyroid Nodular Disease.
    Date August 2008
    Journal Otolaryngology--head and Neck Surgery : Official Journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-head and Neck Surgery

    OBJECTIVES: Evaluate current accepted risk factors for well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma, and develop a predictive model to determine one's risk of malignancy given a thyroid nodule. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis of 600 patients. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Patients with benign thyroid nodular disease and with well-differentiated thyroid cancer were randomly selected. Patient, clinical, and investigational data were compared by means of univariate and multivariate regression analyses. RESULTS: Age, regional lymphadenopathy, ipsilateral vocal cord palsy, solid and/or calcified nodules, and an aspiration biopsy being malignant or suspicious predicted for cancer (P < 0.05). Regional lymphadenopathy and vocal cord palsy are perfect predictors of malignancy. Multivariate analysis indicated age, solid and/or calcified nodules, and all fine-needle aspiration biopsy results to be significant in assessing risk (P < 0.05). CONCLUSION: Taking individual risk factors in isolation is not always reliable. Using a predictive model, one can anticipate a patient's risk of malignancy when the diagnosis is unclear.

    Title Clinical Course of Thyroid Carcinoma After Neck Dissection.
    Date January 2004
    Journal The Laryngoscope

    OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The objective was to compare the rate and site of recurrences in patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma who underwent a central compartment dissection, a posterolateral neck dissection, or a combination of both procedures. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review. METHODS: The charts of 522 consecutive patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma were reviewed, and 74 patients who had undergone a neck dissection were identified. The rates of recurrence in three sites were noted: the central compartment nodes (levels VI, superior mediastinum), posterolateral compartment neck nodes (levels II-V), and distant sites. These rates were compared in patients who underwent a central compartment dissection (level VI, superior mediastinum) and in patients who underwent a posterolateral neck dissection (levels II-V). RESULTS: Six patients underwent only a central compartment dissection, 47 patients had only a posterolateral neck dissection, and 21 patients had both a central compartment and a posterolateral neck dissection. In these three groups there were zero, two, and two central compartment node recurrences; two, nine, and seven posterolateral neck recurrences; and zero, two, and three distant recurrences, respectively. There were no significant differences in the rate of recurrence in any of the three sites examined between any of the three treatment groups (Fisher's Exact test, all P values >.20). CONCLUSION: In patients with well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma, dissection of only the central or posterolateral compartments of the neck with clinical or radiographic evidence of disease is advocated.

    Title Clinical Outcome Following Total Laryngectomy for Cancer.
    Date September 2003
    Journal Anz Journal of Surgery

    BACKGROUND: Patients with advanced cancers of the larynx and hypopharynx have been treated with total laryngectomy at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney in the past. Increasingly, these patients are being managed with organ-sparing protocols using chemo-therapy and radiotherapy. The aim of the present study was to review complication, recurrence and survival rates following total laryngectomy. METHODS: Patients who had total laryngectomy for squamous carcinomas of the larynx or hypopharynx between 1987 and 1998 and whose clinicopathological data had been prospectively accessioned onto the computerized database of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, were reviewed. Patients whose laryngectomy was a salvage procedure for failed previous treatment were included. RESULTS: A total of 147 patients met the inclusion criteria for the study, including 128 men and 19 women with a median age of 63 years. Primary cancers involved the larynx in 90 patients and hypopharynx in 57. There were 30 patients who had recurrent (n = 24) or persistent disease (n = 6) after previous treatment with radiotherapy (26 larynx cases and four hypopharynx cases). Pharyngo-cutaneous fistulas occurred in 26 cases (17.7%) and, using multivariate analysis, the incidence did not correlate with T stage, previous treatment or concomitant neck dissection. Local control rates were 86% for the larynx and 77% for the hypo-pharynx groups and neck control was 84% and 75%, respectively. Five-year survival for the larynx cancer group was 67% and this was significantly influenced by T stage and clinical and pathological N stage. Survival in the hypopharynx group was 37% at 5 years and this did not significantly correlate with T or N stage. There was a non-significant trend to improved survival among previously treated patients whose laryngectomy was a salvage procedure. CONCLUSION: Patients with cancer of the larynx had a significantly better survival following total laryngectomy than patients with hypopharyngeal cancer. Those whose laryngectomy was carried out as a salvage procedure following failed previous treatment did not have a worse outcome than previously untreated patients.

    Title Intratumoral Lymphatics and Lymph Node Metastases in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma.
    Date August 2003
    Journal Archives of Otolaryngology--head & Neck Surgery

    To examine the relationship between lymphatic vessel density and clinical and pathological variables in patients with well-differentiated papillary thyroid carcinoma.

    Title Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in the Skin of a Deltopectoral Flap 27 Years After Pharyngeal Reconstruction.
    Date February 2002
    Journal Head & Neck

    BACKGROUND: Development of a second primary squamous cell carcinoma in the skin of a flap used for pharyngeal reconstruction is rare. METHODS: A case of squamous cell carcinoma is presented arising in a deltopectoral flap used to reconstruct the hypopharynx 27 years after total laryngectomy. Three previous reports found on review of the literature are summarized. RESULTS: A second primary squamous cell carcinoma may arise in the skin of a myocutaneous flap in the absence of any obvious risk factors. CONCLUSION: We suspect that long-term exposure of the skin of the flap lining the pharynx to saliva may have been a significant factor in the development of this malignancy. Long-term follow up and awareness of this complication is required for patients with soft tissue reconstruction of the oral cavity and pharynx.

    Title Sleep Stage Physiology, Mood, and Vigilance Responses to Total Sleep Deprivation in Healthy 80-year-olds and 20-year-olds.
    Date August 1991
    Journal Psychophysiology

    Little is known about sleep and the effects of total sleep loss in the 'old old' (i.e., 80-year-olds). We investigated sleep, mood, and performance responses to acute sleep deprivation in healthy 80-year-olds (n = 10) and 20-year-olds (n = 14). The protocol consisted of three nights of baseline sleep, one night of total sleep deprivation, and two nights of recovery sleep. Mood and vigilance were tested using visual analog scales and a Mackworth clock procedure in the morning and evening of each study day. Daytime sleepiness was measured by five naps on the days following the third and sixth nights. Old subjects had lower sleep efficiency and less delta sleep than young subjects. However, sleep continuity and delta sleep were enhanced in both groups on the first recovery night, indicating that sleep changes in old subjects are at least partially reversible by this procedure. Surprisingly, young subjects had shorter daytime sleep latencies than the old, suggesting a greater unmet sleep need in the former group. Mood and performance were disturbed by sleep loss in both groups, but to a greater extent among the young. This suggests that acute total sleep loss is a more disruptive procedure for the young than for the old.

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