About Dr. Hall

Dr. Greg HallGreg Hall, MD, is a primary care physician practicing in Cleveland, Ohio for over 20 years. A native Clevelander, he attended Cleveland Public Schools until he was given a scholarship to attend University School in Hunting Valley, Ohio. After high school, he attended Williams College (ranked the number 1 liberal arts college in the country by US News) and majored in psychology while taking pre-med coursework.

Williams ranked number 1After graduation from Williams College with a bachelor’s degree in psychology, and working summers as a research assistant at the Cleveland Clinic, he attended the Medical College of Ohio, and completed residency in Internal Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

cropped-banner-CWRU-building-photoDr. Greg Hall serves on the teaching faculty at Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and has an appointment of assistant professor.  He has co-chaired the City of Cleveland’s Public Health Advisory Committee, and co-chaired the leadership board of Steps to a Healthier Cleveland which oversaw health awareness and improvement activities throughout the area.

In 2002, Dr. Hall received a governor’s appointment to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, on which he now serves as Chairman.  In 2004, Dr. Hall was appointed to chair the Cleveland Clean Indoor Air committee which spear-headed smoke-free public spaces.  Dr. Greg HallIn January of 2008, he was appointed to Ohio Medicaid Medical Care Advisory Committee and served on its executive committee.




In 2010, he was appointed to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health which oversees Ohio’s largest county’s broad range of quality driven public health programs and services.

svcmc copyAt St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, Dr Hall serves as Medical Director of Community Outreach & Post-Acute Care.

And in the post-acute community, he acts as the Medical Director of:

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  • The Willows Nursing Facility (formerly Indian Hills)
  • Crawford Manor Nursing Facility

He is also Medical Director of Protem Hospice in Shaker Heights.

He has lectured on various topics ranging from hypertension to health disparities, but his latest passion is to improve the general public’s knowledge about the societal, health, and psychological impact of permanent body art.

“There is NOTHING wrong with getting body art, the problem is teens getting poorly-thought-through body art without fully understanding the short and long-term consequences.”

Dr. Greg Hall

His websites, ShouldITattoo.com and TeensTattoosAndPiercings.com are visited by over 10,000 people across the world every month. Dr. Hall’s mission is merely to increase the public’s awareness of the smoldering implications of permanent body art.

Dr. Greg Hall is willing to speak wherever his books have been adopted, and in support of body art education for youths, as well as health disparity sessions in support of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

Health equity and access to quality health care should be an important aspect of your life.

Dr. Greg Hall

An avid writer, Dr. Hall’s article “Are pop stars destined to die young?” was wildly successful making him Case Western Reserve University’s number one author on The Conversation with twenty one republications including CNN, the Houston Chronicle, and the Associated Press . . . and with well over 100,000 reads.

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