Dr. Patricia Hall BA, BSc, MD, FRCPC

Interim Chair of the Department of Psychiatry

Associate Professor

Interim Department Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children's Hospital, Western University

Medical School University of Ottawa
Residency: Western University
Additional Training: FRCPC Subspeciality in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Clinical Area of Expertise: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Mood and Anxiety Disorders
Contact Information: patricia.hall@lhsc.on.ca
519.685.8500 ext 76671
Administrative Partner: Tracy Henebry
Administrative Partner Contact Information: Tracy.Henebry@lhsc.on.ca
519-685-8500 ext. 76671


Dr. Hall was appointed interim Chair of the Department Psychiatry effective October 16, 2023.

In addition to her role as interim Chair, Dr. Hall is the interim Department Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Children's Hospital, Western University.

Dr. Hall created and implemented the first Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) Subspecialty Program at Western. The program at Western was one of the first programs to be approved by the Royal College in Canada. Dr. Hall was the Program Director from 2010- 2020. During her time as Program Director she has led the program through multiple successful internal reviews and a recent external review. Under Dr. Hall's leadership, the Royal College recognized two leading practices and innovations within the CAP subspecialty program, in wellness and program assessment. Dr. Hall has been involved with the CAP Specialty Committee of the Royal College for 10 years and was a member of the national CBME working group. Dr. Hall also participates in education nationally as the Vice Chair of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Education Committee. Dr. Hall is passionate about postgraduate education and has been the recipient of the Schulich Award of Excellence in postgraduate education in 2014 and 2019 and the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Postgraduate Education Award in 2020. She has also been the recipient of several awards for excellence in postgraduate teaching in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She has presented at the national level regarding CAP education and clinical innovations. Dr. Hall has worked on several wait list initiatives and has been the coinvestigator on projects to improve efficiency and increase capacity in ambulatory programs. In 2020, Dr. Hall developed a clinic to improve access to urgent psychiatry consultations and decrease time spent in the emergency department. She also worked on expanding access to the Emergency Diversion Clinic.

Dr. Hall is honoured to work with children, youth and their families and advocates for evidence based, ethical, compassionate care