Sue L. Hall, M.D., ’83, medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at Stormont-Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kan., and author of the book, For the Love of Babies: One Doctor’s Stories about Life in the Neonatal ICU, will deliver the 2011 Marjorie S. Sirridge, M.D., Outstanding Women in Medicine Lectureship on Sept. 27 at the School of Medicine.
(Read the Kansas City Star feature article on Dr. Hall)
Hall will share her experiences and some of the lessons she has learned throughout her more than 20-year career as a neonatologist at noon in Theater A. She will also have a book signing at 11 a.m., just prior to her lecture.
Her book, published in June, offers readers a glimpse inside the NICU, the battles for survival that babies go through in unit, and the difficult decisions that neonatologists and those babies’ parents must make.
Hall grew up in Kansas City and served as a social worker after earning her undergraduate degree from Stanford and a master’s in social work from Boston University. She returned to Kansas City, earned her medical degree from the UMKC School of Medicine and completed her pediatrics residency and a fellowship in neonatal-perinatal medicine at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
Before moving to Topeka, Hall was a member of the faculty at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and the USC Medical School. She was also a member of the Pediatrix Medical Group, which provides neonatal and maternal-fetal services throughout the United States.
The lecture is open to all interested health care providers, faculty, staff, students and community members.