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E Kevin Hall, MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Heart Transplant Program, Pediatric Cardiology; Director, Pediatric Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program, Pediatric Cardiology

Contact Information

E Kevin Hall, MD

Mailing Address

  • Pediatric Cardiology

    PO Box 208064

    New Haven, CT 06520-8064

    United States

Research Summary

Dr. Hall's research interests include better diagnosis and treatment of children with heart failure and cardiomyopathy. He has a particular interest in network theory and nonrelational data models and their applications for more clear understanding of deeply interrelated and nested data sets in pediatrics and pediatric cardiology.

Extensive Research Description

E. Kevin Hall, M.D. is Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Cardiology) and Medical Director of the Pediatric Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Hall has had a life-long and active involvement with computers and information technology stretching back to the Texas Instruments TI-99/4A in the mid 1980s. He had an internship with Alliant Computer Systems in 1991/1992 and six systems engineering internships with Silicon Graphics in the later 1990s. He has significant experience with UNIX (both System V and BSD) and Linux dating back to 1991 and 1995 respectively. He is capable in C (C90), Objective-C, Swift, Ruby, Javascript (ES2015), and Clojure. He was publicly cited as a contributor to the Qt GUI framework prior to its acquisition by Nokia in 2008. He was appointed to and served on the Information Systems Steering Committee of the Cardiac Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania. He currently serves on the Yale University Provost’s ITS Advisory Committee (ITSAC)

Dr. Hall’s work has focused on cardiomyopathy in children and adolescents and the effects of these conditions on individuals’ qualities of life. He has been an early participant in mobile health and has a particular focus on using network and mobile technologies to study and better understand these conditions over broad geographies and age ranges. He is the principal investigator of a nationwide clinical study currently enrolling patients from 2 – 80 years of age with or at risk for these heart diseases. He is the programmer behind the Yale Cardiomyopathy Index, the iPhone-based application fronting this work. The Yale Cardiomyopathy Index was the second Apple research application released after the March 2015 announcement of ResearchKit and the first to enroll pediatric participants.

Because of this landmark work, in March of 2016 Dr. Hall was invited for five days to Fuwai Hospital in Beijing, the largest cardiovascular hospital in China, to present his findings and begin mobile health collaborations with their investigators. He is working closely with teams to build and release several large mobile health studies expected later this year.

Dr. Hall is a member of the Leadership and Steering Committee for the International Society of Pediatric Innovation, an organization of leaders in medicine from one hundred pediatric institutions around the world. He leads both the eMedicine and Communications Committees.

Dr. Hall is Principal Investigator on a new industry-sponsored heart failure pharmacologic treatment for children. He is additionally co-investigator on several other trials for cardiomyopathy and heart failure. In addition to his research activity Dr. Hall trained as a pediatric cardiologist and completed his Pediatric Cardiology fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He completed his Senior Fellowship in Pediatric Heart Failure and Transplantation at Children’s Hospital Boston. Since his arrival to Yale he has directed the Pediatric Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy Program which manages patients with these conditions from three hundred families around Connecticut and bordering states.


Research Interests

Computer Communication Networks; Heart Defects, Congenital; Heart Failure; Cardiomyopathies; Myocarditis; Pediatrics; Mobile Applications

Selected Publications