University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Dr. Caroline Breese Hall is professor of pediatrics and medicine in infectious diseases at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She graduated from Wellesley College and University Rochester Medical School and did her subsequent residency training at Yale, followed by fellowships first in pediatric infectious diseases and then in medicine in allergy and immunology in the department of medicine at Yale.
At Rochester, her research has focused on virology, especially respiratory syncytial virus, the human herpesviruses 6 and 7, and vaccines, resulting in over 500 published articles. Dr. Hall has held a number of national positions on government committees, the Infectious Diseases Society of America, and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, including being president of the Pediatric Diseases Society, a member of the Red Book Committee for eight years and chair of the Red Book Committee for four years, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Advisory Committee of Immunization Practices, the Board of Scientific Counselors for the National Center of Infectious Diseases, Committees for the National Academies of Science and the Institute of Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics, and the sub-board for Pediatric Infectious Diseases.
Dr. Hall has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and to the Royal College of Physicians. She has been named among the Best Doctors in America and among the top 20 women physicians in America. Among the other honors she has received are many teaching awards from residents and University of Rochester students, Infectious Disease Society of America's John Franklin Enders Lectureship, the Distinguished Physician Award from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society, the Pan American Society of Virology's Award, the Robert M. Chanock Lifetime Achievement Award, and American Academy of Pediatrics Award for Lifetime Contribution to Infectious Disease Education.
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