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R. Whit Hall, M.D.

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  • Professor, College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics


  • Neonatology


  • Neonatology

Contact Information

  • Email:
    Phone: 501-686-7560
    Fax: 501-686-8937
    Address: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
    4301 W. Markham St.
    Little Rock, AR 72205


  • M.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1973
  • B.A., University of Arkansas, 1969


  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship, Neonatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1990-1993
  • Pediatric Residency, Pediatrics, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 1973-1976

Licensure and Board Certification

  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
  • American Board of Medical Specialties, Pediatrics, Pediatrics

Clinical & Research Interests

  • Clinical Research, Translational Research, Neonatal Pain Research Regionalizational & Outcomes of Neonates

Recent Honors

  • Best Doctor in America, Best Doctors in America, 2010
  • Best Doctor in America, Best Doctors in America/AY Magazine , 2011
  • Educational Excellence Awards, UAMS College of Medicine, 2011
  • Dean's Educational Excellence Award, UAMS College of Medicine, 2012
  • 37th Annual"Citizen of the Year" Award, March of Dimes , 2013
  • Executive Board Co-Chair , Ronald McDonald House, 2013
  • Committe Chairman , March of Dimes, 2013
  • UAMS Council Chair for Patient Experience Council , Pallative Care Committee, 2014
  • Committee Chairperson Campaign Steering Committee, Ronald McDonald House , 2014
  • Research Pain and Intubation Project, Biomedical Research Excellence, 2015

Recent Publications

  • Journal Article, Mitchell A., Chang J., Yates C., Hall RW. Challenges, Guidelines, and Systematic Review of Salivary Cortisol Research in Preterm Infants. The e-Journal of Neonatology Research 2012 2(1):44-51.
  • Journal Article, Sherry A. Ferguson., Wendy L. ward., Merle G. Paule., R. Whit Hall., K.J.S. Anand. A pilot study of preemptive morphine analgesia in preterm neonates: Effects on head circumference, social behavior, and response latencies in early childhood. Neurotoxicology and Teratology 2012 February; 34(1):47-55.
  • Journal Article, R Whit Hall. Anesthesia and Analgesia in the NICU. Seminars in Perinatology 2012 March; 39(1):139-254.
  • Journal Article, MS Wingate., J Bronstein., RW Hall., RR Nugent., CL Lowery. Quantifying risks of preterm birth in the Arkansas Medcaid population, 2001-2005. JP 2011 August;
  • Journal Article, K.J.S. Anand., Lena Bergqvist., R. Whit Hall., Ricardo Carbajal. Acute Pain Management in Newborn Infants. 2011
  • Journal Article, Farst, KJ., Valentine JL., Hall RW. "Drug Testing for Newborn Exposure to Illicit Substances in Pregnancy: Pitfalls and Pearls".. Inter. J of Ped. 2011 May;
  • Journal Article, Kanwaljeet J. S. Anand., D. Phil., Cynthis R Rovnaghi., Chaoxuan Dong., Adnan T Bhutta., Richard W Hall. Cytokine Expression in Newborn Brain: Effects of Inflammatory Pain and Ketamine Analgesia. Journal of Pain 2010 July;
  • Journal Article, TM Bird., JM Bronstein., Hall RW., CL Lowery., R Nugent. Late Preterm Infants: Birth Outcomes and Health Care Utilization in the First Year. Pediatrics 2010 Aug; 126(2):e311-e319.
  • Journal Article, Hall-Barrow J, Hall RW, Burke BL. Telemedicine and Neonatal REgionalization of Care-Ensuring that the Right Baby gets to the Right Nursery. Pediatric Annals 2009 October; 38(10):557-561.
  • Journal Article, Hall RW., Hall-Barrow J., Garcia-Rill E. Proceedings of the 11th RCMI International Symposium on Health Disparities. Ethnicity & Disease 2009 19

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