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Investigator Spotlight: Richard Hall, MD, MS

Hoosier Cancer Research Network highlights Richard Hall, MD, MS, a medical oncologist at University of Virginia Cancer Center. Dr. Hall is a member of the HCRN Thoracic Clinical Trial Working Group.

Educational Background

After Dr. Hall completed his undergraduate at Texas A&M University he moved on to medical school at UT Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hall completed his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Virginia and his Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.  

Research Interests 

Richard D. Hall, MD, MS is a native of Texas but has become a proud Virginian and supporter of UVA sports since he completed his internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Virginia in 2011. Dr. Hall attended Texas A&M University where he earned a B.S. in biochemistry prior to attending UT Southwestern Medical School where he earned his M.D. After completing his residency at UVA in 2011, Dr. Hall completed his fellowship training at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute in Tampa, FL, in 2014. 

Dr. Hall joined the UVA School of Medicine faculty and UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2014. He specializes in the treatment of thoracic malignancies, including non-small-cell lung cancer, thymic malignancies and mesothelioma. As a clinical investigator, he has served as the PI for numerous clinical trials and is currently the UVA PI for 2 HCRN studies and one Big Ten CRC study. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. Hall serves as the UVA hematology/oncology fellowship program director. He was recently selected to join the ASCO Education Scholar’s Program in 2022-2023.

3 Interesting Facts about Dr. Hall 

  • I have 3 children – all boys! 
  • I once hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim to rim – when I was younger (and more fit) 
  • I am obsessed with the Capitol Weather Gang on the Washington Post and would’ve been a meteorologist if not a doctor. 

About Hoosier Cancer Research Network

Hoosier Cancer Research Network (formerly known as Hoosier Oncology Group) conducts innovative cancer research in collaboration with academic and community physicians and scientists across the United States. The organization provides comprehensive clinical trial management and support, from conception through publication. Created in 1984 as a program of the Walther Cancer Institute, Hoosier Cancer Research Network became an independent nonprofit clinical research organization in 2007. Since its founding, Hoosier Cancer Research Network has conducted more than 230 trials in a variety of cancer types and supportive care, resulting in more than 350 publications. More than 9,000 subjects have participated in Hoosier Cancer Research Network clinical trials.