Heart Sounds Research Lab
The Heart Sounds and Murmurs Laboratory | 6560 Fannin St, Suite 1836| Houston, Texas 77030 | 832-355-2937
copyright 2017 © Houston MDs. All rights reserved.
Dr. Robert J. Hall also loved teaching about the art of auscultation and the physical examination as
evidenced by the establishment of the Heart Sounds Laboratory in the early 1970's. For over 50 years,
Dr. Hall was involved in not only treating patients with heart disease, but also teaching. View Dr. Hall's
last lecture (above) that was given at the time of his retirement on September 23, 2002.
Dr. Hall had an illustrous career, first in the military, finishing with a final rank of colonel and
subsequently in civilian life. He served as Chief of Cardiology at Walter Reed General Hospital in
Washington, D.C. from 1966 to 1969 where he tended to President Eisenhower. After his retirement
from the U.S. Army in July 1969, he joined Dr. Denton A. Cooley in establishing the Texas Heart
Institute by becoming its first Medical Director and also Chief of Cardiology at St. Luke's Episcopal
Hospital in Houston, Texas. He also was Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Heart Institute Journal for many
years. Among the many awards that he received were the Legion of Merit from the U.S. Army and the
Paul Dudley White Award from the American Heart Association in 1983. Perhaps his more rewarding
awards were the ones that he received for outstanding teaching in his capacity as Clinical Professor,
Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Clincal Professor of Medicine at The
University of Texas Medical School in Houston, Texas. Read more about Dr. Hall.
Dr. Hall's Last Lecture - September 23, 2002