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Bruce Lee Hall, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor, Surgery
Division of General Surgery
Cancer and Endocrine Surgery Section

Specialty Areas

Endocrine/Cancer Surgery
Oncologic Surgery
Endocrine Surgery
Thyroid Cancer

Board Certifications

Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
VA Medical Center - St. Louis - John Cochran Division

Areas of Clinical Interest

Surgical treatment for patients with diseases of the parathyroid and thyroid glands; melanoma; hernias; and other conditions

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

VA Medical Center: John Cochran Division

915 North Grand Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63106

Office Phone: 314-652-4100

Education

Education

M.B.A.: Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration, Boston, Massachusetts 2000
Chief Residency: General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 1997
Residency: General Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 1996
Medical Degree: Duke University Medical School, Durham, North Carolina 1992
Ph.D.: Microbiology/Immunology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 1991
B.A.: Biochemical Sciences, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 1984

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Hospital variation in rates of concurrent fundoplication during gastrostomy enteral access procedures.
Stey AM, Vinocur CD, Moss RL, Hall BL, Cohen ME, Kraemer K, Ko CY, Kenney BD, Berman L
Surg Endosc. 2018 May; 32(5)2201-2211. doi: 10.1007/s00464-017-5518-9.

PMID:
    29404734
    [PubMed - in process]
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Use of a Single CPT Code for Risk Adjustment in American College of Surgeons NSQIP Database: Is There Potential Bias with Practice-Pattern Differences in Multiple Procedures under the Same Anesthetic?
Cohen ME, Liu Y, Liu JB, Ko CY, Hall BL
J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Mar; 226(3)309-316. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.12.020.

PMID:
    29309942
    [PubMed - in process]
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Procedure-Specific Trends in Surgical Outcomes.
Liu JB, Berian JR, Liu Y, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Hall BL
J Am Coll Surg. 2018 Jan; 226(1)30-36.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.09.019.

PMID:
    29195912
    [PubMed - in process]
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Variation of Thyroidectomy-Specific Outcomes Among Hospitals and Their Association With Risk Adjustment and Hospital Performance.
Liu JB, Sosa JA, Grogan RH, Liu Y, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Hall BL
JAMA Surg. 2018 Jan 17; 153(1)e174593. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2017.4593.

PMID:
    29188293
    [PubMed - in process]
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Concurrent bariatric operations and association with perioperative outcomes: registry based cohort study.
Liu JB, Ban KA, Berian JR, Hutter MM, Huffman KM, Liu Y, Hoyt DB, Hall BL, Ko CY
BMJ. 2017 Sep 26; 358j4244. doi: 10.1136/bmj.j4244.

PMID:
    28951446
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Using Confidential Clinical Data Registries for Public Reporting and Pay for Performance.
Hornor MA, Cohen ME, Hall BL, Ko CY
Ann Surg. 2018 Feb; 267(2)231-232. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002437.

PMID:
    28742710
    [PubMed - in process]
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Response to "Does Participation in the ACS-NSQIP Improve Outcomes?"
Cohen ME, Hall BL, Liu Y, Ko CY
Ann Surg. 2017 Aug; 266(2)e33-e34. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000001344.

PMID:
    28692562
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Outcomes of Concurrent Operations: Results From the American College of Surgeons' National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
Liu JB, Berian JR, Ban KA, Liu Y, Cohen ME, Angelos P, Matthews JB, Hoyt DB, Hall BL, Ko CY
Ann Surg. 2017 Sep; 266(3)411-420. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002358.

PMID:
    28650359
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Using the NSQIP Pancreatic Demonstration Project to Derive a Modified Fistula Risk Score for Preoperative Risk Stratification in Patients Undergoing Pancreaticoduodenectomy.
Kantor O, Talamonti MS, Pitt HA, Vollmer CM, Riall TS, Hall BL, Wang CH, Baker MS
J Am Coll Surg. 2017 May; 224(5)816-825. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.01.054.

PMID:
    28408176
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Minimally invasive hepatopancreatobiliary surgery in North America: an ACS-NSQIP analysis of predictors of conversion for laparoscopic and robotic pancreatectomy and hepatectomy.
Zureikat AH, Borrebach J, Pitt HA, Mcgill D, Hogg ME, Thompson V, Bentrem DJ, Hall BL, Zeh HJ
HPB (Oxford). 2017 Jul; 19(7)595-602. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2017.03.004.

PMID:
    28400087
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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An Examination of American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator Accuracy.
Cohen ME, Liu Y, Ko CY, Hall BL
J Am Coll Surg. 2017 May; 224(5)787-795.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.12.057.

PMID:
    28389191
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Does Hyperbilirubinemia Contribute to Adverse Patient Outcomes Following Pancreatoduodenectomy?
Dolejs S, Zarzaur BL, Zyromski NJ, Pitt HA, Riall TS, Hall BL, Behrman SW
J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Apr; 21(4)647-656. doi: 10.1007/s11605-017-3381-6.

PMID:
    28205125
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Postoperative Complications and Hospital Payment: Implications for Achieving Value.
Liu JB, Berian JR, Chen S, Cohen ME, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL, Ko CY
J Am Coll Surg. 2017 May; 224(5)779-786.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2017.01.041.

PMID:
    28137536
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Pancreatoduodenectomy with venous or arterial resection: a NSQIP propensity score analysis.
Beane JD, House MG, Pitt SC, Zarzaur B, Kilbane EM, Hall BL, Riall TS, Pitt HA
HPB (Oxford). 2017 Mar; 19(3)254-263. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2016.11.013.

PMID:
    28038967
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Reliability of the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer's Quality of Care Measures for Hospital and Surgeon Profiling.
Liu JB, Huffman KM, Palis BE, Shulman LN, Winchester DP, Ko CY, Hall BL
J Am Coll Surg. 2017 Feb; 224(2)180-190.e8. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.10.053.

PMID:
    27979711
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prevalence and Risk Factors for Bariatric Surgery Readmissions: Findings From 130,007 Admissions in the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program.
Berger ER, Huffman KM, Fraker T, Petrick AT, Brethauer SA, Hall BL, Ko CY, Morton JM
Ann Surg. 2018 Jan; 267(1)122-131. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000002079.

PMID:
    27849660
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Development and Evaluation of the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Pediatric Surgical Risk Calculator.
Kraemer K, Cohen ME, Liu Y, Barnhart DC, Rangel SJ, Saito JM, Bilimoria KY, Ko CY, Hall BL
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Nov; 223(5)685-693. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.08.542.

PMID:
    27666656
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Considerations in Releasing Equations for the American College of Surgeons NSQIP Surgical Risk Calculator: In Reply to Wanderer and Ehrenfeld.
Liu Y, Cohen ME, Ko CY, Bilimoria KY, Hall BL
J Am Coll Surg. 2016 Oct; 223(4)674-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.06.009.

PMID:
    27687839
    [PubMed - in process]
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Albumin-Bilirubin Score: Predicting Short-Term Outcomes Including Bile Leak and Post-hepatectomy Liver Failure Following Hepatic Resection.
Andreatos N, Amini N, Gani F, Margonis GA, Sasaki K, Thompson VM, Bentrem DJ, Hall BL, Pitt HA, Wilson A, Pawlik TM
J Gastrointest Surg. 2017 Feb; 21(2)238-248. doi: 10.1007/s11605-016-3246-4.

PMID:
    27619809
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Patterns of hepatic resections in North America: use of concurrent partial resections and ablations.
Gani F, Thompson VM, Bentrem DJ, Hall BL, Pitt HA, Pawlik TM
HPB (Oxford). 2016 Oct; 18(10)813-820. doi: 10.1016/j.hpb.2016.06.002.

PMID:
    27506995
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Areas of Research Interest

Measurement and improvement of surgical quality; individual provider performance; health policy planning, implementation, and impact, including finance policy