Announcement: Dr. Patricia Hall re-appointed as interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

Leadership Announcement: Chair, Department of Psychiatry

patricia-hall-408x197.pngI am pleased to announce that the appointment of Dr. Patricia Hall as interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University, has been extended effective January 15, 2024 to December 31, 2024 or until a permanent Chair is appointed.

Dr. Hall is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry. She holds FRCPC certification in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She was appointed Chair of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Chief of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program at Children’s Hospital in 2020.

Dr. Hall is passionate about faculty and learner wellness and participates in multiple mentorship committees for the Department of Psychiatry faculty. In 2023, she was awarded the Schulich Award of Excellence for Faculty: Faculty Mentorship Award.

Dr. Hall created and implemented the first Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Subspecialty Program at Western and held the role of Program Director from 2010 to 2020. Under Dr. Hall's leadership, the Royal College recognized a leading practice and innovation within the CAP subspecialty program in wellness.

Dr. Hall has participated in multiple national education committees and was a member of the Royal College Child and Adolescent Psychiatry CBME Working Group. She is recognized nationally for her contributions and was awarded the Postgraduate Education Award by the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2020. She has also received Schulich Excellence in Postgraduate Education Awards in 2014 and 2020 and multiple teaching awards in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

During this period of interim leadership, Dr. Hall looks forward to working collaboratively to best support departmental operations.

Please join me in congratulating Dr. Hall on her extension.

John Yoo, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Dean, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University