Kennedy Hall
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director of Data Science and Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine
Sites of Practice: 
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington Medical Center

Faculty Information


Dr. M. Kennedy Hall's research studying healthcare utilization occurs at the intersection of informatics, emergency diagnostic imaging, and value-based care. During his residency, he became interested in health-care utilization work as he witnessed a variety health conditions in need of a newer approach to match with the changing priorities of health care due to advancements in the delivery of the care we provide. He honed the ability to study these approaches during his health-services research fellowship leveraging robust statistical approaches, as well as completing a point-of-care ultrasound fellowship. He feels fortunate to be have joined as faculty here at the University of Washington, with so many other bright people who are all here to provide the highest quality of care possible.

Education & Training: 
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Internship and Residency, Emergency Medicine
University of California San Francisco
Fellowship, Ultrasound,Research
Yale University School of Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
Mailing Address: 

University of Washington Medical Center
Magnuson Health Sciences Building,
F Wing, UW Box 357235
1705 NE Pacific Street
Seattle, WA 98195

Research & Clinical Interests
Research Interests: 

Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Diagnostic Imaging

Informatics and Machine Learning

Patient-Centered, Value-Based Care

Clinical Interests: 

Value based care

Renal Colic

Pulmonary Embolism



See below for recent publications:

  1. Taylor RA, Pare JR, Venkatesh AK, Mowafi H, Melnick ER, Fleischman W, Hall MK. Prediction of In‐hospital Mortality in Emergency Department Patients With Sepsis: A Local Big Data–Driven, Machine Learning Approach. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;23(3):269-78. doi: 10.1111/acem.12876. Epub 2016 Feb 13.
  2. RC Wang, RM Rodriguez, J Fahimi, MK Hall, S Shiboski, T Chi, R Smith-Bindman. Derivation of decision rules to predict clinically important outcomes in acute flank pain patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Apr;35(4):554-563. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.12.009. Epub 2016 Dec 11.
  3. Hall, M. K., Hall, J., Gross, C. P., Harish, N. J., Liu, R., Maroongroge, S., Moore, C. L., Raio, C. C. and Taylor, R. A. (2016), Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in the Emergency Department. Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine, 35: 2467–2474. doi:10.7863/ultra.16.01041
  4. HK Kanzaria, MK Hall, CL Moore, H Burstin. Emergency department diagnostic imaging: the journey to quality. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;22(12):1380-4. doi: 10.1111/acem.12817. Epub 2015 Nov 17.
  5. MK Hall, RA Taylor, S Luty, IE Allen, CL Moore. Impact of point-of-care ultrasonography on ED time to disposition for patients with nontraumatic shock. Am J Emerg Med. 2016 Jun;34(6):1022-30. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2016.02.059. Epub 2016 Feb 27.

For more information, please see ORCID profile.

Dr. M. Kennedy Hall's Google Scholar Page

Dr. M. Kennedy Hall's ResearchGate Page