Greg Hall, MD, Named First Medical Director of UH Cutler Center for Men

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CLEVELAND – A newly hired University Hospitals primary care physician with a 30-year history of public health advocacy, particularly focusing on Black Americans, has been appointed the first medical director of UH’s Cutler Center for Men.

Greg Hall, MD, is an internal medicine physician practicing at UH Richmond Medical Center. This new role through the Cutler Center, which helps men navigate the health system to access the resources and experts they need, will complement his role as a primary care physician (PCP). Dr. Hall will help to coordinate, develop, and implement protocols to ensure the delivery of highly-specialized, quality care through the Cutler Center’s medical team.

“We want to change the mindset of men and improve their health outcomes. We can do better at coordinating care across our primary care physicians and specialists provide more preventative screenings and offer chronic disease management,” said Lee Ponsky, MD, FACS, Executive Director of the UH Cutler Center for Men. “Greg’s leadership in the community and his clinical background will help to shape the UH network of providers as well as our partnerships and outreach.”

The UH Cutler Center for Men program helps men get to the experts and resources they need for a lifetime of physical, lifestyle and emotional health. Thanks to the generous donation from Sandy and Sally Cutler, their visionary approach to health care will provide a virtual sandbox for emerging technologies and consumer-centered design; it will streamline, customize and take the headaches out of care for men, setting UH on a path to leadership in men’s health and wellness.

Dr. Hall will assist in building the Cutler Center for Men provider network to ensure a team-based approach across primary care physicians and experts in cardiovascular, sleep, integrative health, digestive health and other specialty areas across the system. He will champion men ’s clinical care and represent UH within the community and to external partners. Dr. Hall will manage community events as well, bringing together men to share perspectives to better understand the unique obstacles they face, and guide the development of a roadmap for change.

“I am thrilled for the opportunity to get in at the ground floor of the UH Cutler Center for Men. This position will allow me to funnel my past experience into a focused effort toward men in the region,” said Dr. Hall. “Breaking down barriers to health disparities and those in underserved populations is a personal and professional passion of mine. This is about motivating men to prioritize their health, and we can reach them wherever they are, any stage, any age.”

To ensure patient outcomes are met, Dr. Hall also will support research projects to evaluate and maintain guidelines for men across all stages of life. For example, he will join the Cleveland African American Prostate Cancer Project team directed by Erika Trapl, PhD, at Case Western Reserve University, to develop and implement a comprehensive, sustainable, community-based program to increase the number of African Americans screened for prostate cancer.

 

A native of Cleveland, Dr. Hall is a Cleveland Clinic-trained internal medicine specialist who has practiced in Cleveland since 1994. Currently, he is an associate professor in both the Internal Medicine and Integrative Medical Sciences departments at the Northeast Ohio Medical University. He was a governor-appointed member of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and served as chairman for many years. He currently serves as the board president of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Recently, Dr. Hall established the National Institute for African American Health, which will mentor the next generation of minority physicians and advocate for better health outcomes for African Americans.

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