Hon. Dr. John Hall CD, OJ, MB, FRCP (Ed), FRCP (London), FRSM, FACP, CStJ

Awarded the Commander of the Order of Distinction and the Order of Jamaica for his valuable contributions to the practice of Medicine in Jamaica. Professor, the Honourable Dr. John Hall was born in the Cockpit Country and raised in the Dry Harbour Mountains. Professor Hall was educated at Morris Knibb Preparatory and Kingston College and went on to graduate from the University of London, King’s College and Charing Cross Hospital Medical School, London and was registered by the Medical Council of Jamaica and The General Medical Council of England.

Professor Hall is a Consultant Neurologist trained at the Institute of Neurology, Queen’s Square, London, 1958. Dr. Hall honed his training by serving as a Fellow in Clinical Neurology, University of Pennsylvania, 1963.
Upon his return to Jamaica after his fellowship training, Prof. Hall founded the Neurology Clinic at Kingston Public Hospital in 1963 and served as the Chairman of the Department of Medicine for many years.

Continuing to transfer knowledge, in 1972, he served as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, Columbia Presbyterian Medical School, New York City, Prof. Hall has been recognized as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh: As the longest serving Regional Advisor on record; he has been awarded the President’s Quiche.
In 1979 Prof. the Hon. Hall was given the Centenary Medal of the Institute of Jamaica for services to medicine (1979) he was subsequently honoured by the Medical Association of Jamaica for distinguished services to medicine in 1986 and served as its President from 2003-2005.

Prof. The Hon. John Hall’s many other awards and recognitions include:

  • Fellow of the American College of Physicians, 1976.
  • A Justice of the Peace of St. Andrew since 1977.
  • Commander of the Venerable Order of St. John of Jerusalem (CStJ) 1979.
  • Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1987.
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, Senior Fellow, 1990
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, 1991
  • Author of “Clinical Embrace: A mid-century journey to KPH.” 2000.
  • Editor of (a) “KPH- The high seat of medicine in Jamaica.” 2002.
  • Medical Education and Ethics: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century 1994.

Dr. Hall has authored several papers in The Practitioner, WIMJ, Postgraduate Medicine, Travel Medicine, American Journal of Pathology, Journal of Neurological Sciences and has provided testimony by invitation before the 93rd Congress of The United States of America.

Professor the Hon. Dr. John Hall was elected to the Medical Council of Jamaica (M.C.J.) in 2011 and has served as the Chairman from election until his retirement in 2019.