Bruce Hall

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Bruce Lee Hall

Chief Clinical Officer

Bruce Lee Hall, Chief Clinical Officer

Bruce Lee Hall, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A., is the Chief Clinical Officer for UC Davis Health. He oversees all clinical operations in the health system, which includes creating and activating service lines, addressing total costs of care, assuring consistent, high-quality care across all venues, analyzing acquisitions of new care or post-acute care facilities, and improving overall access to care.

Hall’s areas of expertise include performance measurement, quality improvement, and facilitating change. For more than a decade, he has taught health care economics and management courses, and guest lectured on topics including health care economics, insurance theory, health policy, health care management, and industry change.

In 2020, Hall was recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of “50 patient safety experts to know in 2020,” and in 2022, was recognized again by Becker’s as one of “26 patient safety experts to know.” In 2023, Becker’s recognized him a third time as one of “55 patient safety experts to know.” In addition, he has served as an American College of Surgeons liaison to the National Quality Forum, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Joint Commission.

Prior to UC Davis Health, Hall was the Vice President and System Chief Medical Officer at BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, where he led the system’s Clinical Advisory Group for the BJC Center for Clinical Excellence. BJC HealthCare includes two nationally recognized academic hospitals – Barnes–Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital – both of which are affiliated with the Washington University School of Medicine. He was also a professor of surgery in Washington University’s School of Medicine and a professor of health care management in the university’s Olin Business School. He has been a member of the leadership team for the American College of Surgeons’ National Surgical Quality Improvement Program since its founding more than 20 years ago.

Hall earned his B.A. degree in biochemical sciences, magna cum laude, from Princeton University in 1984; his Ph.D. in immunology from Duke University in 1991 as a member of the National Institutes of Health Medical Scientist Training Program; his M.D. degree from Duke University in 1992; and his M.B.A. with honors from Harvard University’s full-time program in 2000. He trained in general surgery in the Harvard program at Brigham and Women’s Hospital from 1992 to 1997, and served on Harvard Medical School’s surgical faculty from 1997 to 2000.

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