Karen Hall, MD, PhD

Professor Emeritus, Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
Research Scientist, GRECC, VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System

University of Michigan Geriatrics

300 North Ingalls

Room 930

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2007


Dr. Hall graduated from the University of Toronto Medical School in 1986. She received a Ph.D. in physiology from the University of Toronto. Her residency was in internal medicine with a fellowship in gastroenterology and geriatrics. She is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatric medicine. In addition to Dr. Hall's appointment at the University of Michigan Geriatrics Center, she is a research scientist at the Ann Arbor Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Her special interests include management of gastrointestinal disease in geriatric patients, and medical education initiatives to improve geriatric care in surgical and medical specialties. She is also the Medical Director of the University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor ACE Unit (Ambulatory Care for Elders).

Areas of Interest

Clinical Interests: Geriatric gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, gastrointestinal motility disorders, complications of diabetes - GI and neuropathy, and dementia

Research Interests: Medical education curriculum design, measurement of clinical skills and competency, signal transduction in aging and diabetic neuropathy, neuronal death in aging, electrophysiologic neuronal function in aging, neurodegenerative disease, and molecular biology of aging


Medical School: University of Toronto, 1986

Residency: St. Michael's Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1988; Mount Sinai Hospital, Internal Medicine, 1989

Fellowship: Internal Medicine, University of Toronto, 1991; Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Health System, 1997

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hospice & Palliative Medicine

East Ann Arbor Health and Geriatrics Center Floor 1
4260 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor, MI, 48109
Phone: 734-764-6831