Dr. Leslie Hall currently serves as executive dean of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. From 2002 to 2008, he directed the Office of Clinical Effectiveness, overseeing quality improvement and patient safety initiatives throughout the University of Missouri Health Care system. From 2008 to 2012, he served as the senior associate dean for clinical affairs for the University of Missouri – Columbia School of Medicine and as the chief medical officer for University of Missouri Health Care. In his educational work at the University of Missouri, he has led several interprofessional curricular innovations in the areas of quality improvement, patient safety and teamwork in health care. When performing his clinical work as a hospitalist, he regularly participates in interprofessional team rounds with his patients.
At a national level, Dr. Hall served as a national physician advisor to the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) program from 2005 to 2008, and served on the steering committee of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Health Professions Education Collaborative. He also served as chair of the Academy for Healthcare Improvement Professional Education Resource Committee for several years and as a member of the board of the American Interprofessional Healthcare Collaborative. From 2012 to 2013, he received grant funding from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to co-lead a national initiative to promote faculty development in interprofessional team-based care.