Russell P. Hall, III, MD, Editor
Dr. Russell Hall is the J. Lamar Callaway Professor of Dermatology at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Hall graduated from Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri and the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine.
After an internship in medicine at St. Louis University, Dr. Hall completed one year of internal medicine training and one year of dermatology residency at the University of Missouri. He then was awarded the opportunity to train at the NIH, Dermatology Branch. After three years at the NIH, Dr. Hall completed his dermatology residency at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Following the completion of his training, he returned to the NIH and worked in the Expert Dermatology Branch before joining Duke’s faculty as an assistant professor of medicine in 1984. In 1998 Dr. Hall was named Chief of the Division of Dermatology and served in that position for more than a decade. Dr. Hall was named J. Lamar Callaway Professor of Dermatology in 2002 and played an integral role in the transition of dermatology from a division to a department, which was completed in 2009.
Dr. Hall has published research in more than 145 articles in peer-reviewed publications and has contributed to more than 37 book chapters. He previously served as the deputy editor for the Journal of Investigative Dermatology. Dr. Hall is a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Society for Investigative Dermatology. He has also served as the Secretary-Treasurer and President of the Society for Investigative Dermatology.
His areas of expertise include immune mediated skin diseases. His lab has focused on examining how gastrointestinal inflammation can lead to the development of inflammatory skin disease, including dermatitis herpetiformis. Current studies are focused on the role of B cells, autoantibodies and B cell directed therapy in the treatment and in understanding the pathogenesis of autoimmune blistering skin diseases.