H. David Hall Scholarship

Honoring the Foundation of Oral Surgery at Vanderbilt

H. David HallDavid Hall enjoyed a long and productive career as the founding Chairman and Professor of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at Vanderbilt University.

A pioneer in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Hall was an ardent advocate for Graduate Medical Education and established one of the most respected training programs in the country. During this time, 48 residents completed the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program at Vanderbilt University.

In 1995, residents and colleagues of H. David Hall, DMD, MD, honored his legacy by establishing the H. David Hall Scholarship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery to provide for future generations of Oral Surgery residents. Since 2008, the scholarship has provided invaluable financial support to help offset medical school tuition expense for the OMS-MD resident.

Dr. Hall was passionate about the concept of "dual degree" training in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, and it is only fitting that his legacy is living through support provided to OMS-MD residents by the H. David Hall Scholarship. Through the scholarship, his legacy endures in the careers of more than 55 former residents he trained, and will continue to make a positive impact on resident education for generations to come.

Tragically, Dr. Hall passed away in an accident in 2005. He is survived by his loving wife Kay, who remains committed to the program.

Paving the Way for Future Generations of Oral Surgeons

The scholarship was designed to benefit Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery residents participating in the six-year training program, which includes three years at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. This unique program offers our residents a complete and high-quality medical education.

For more than 15 years, the H. David Hall Scholarship has provided vital financial support to offset the cost of medical education for residents on the OMS-MD track. It also funds the Annual H. David Hall Lectureship, and helps to ensure our residents have the opportunity to present research papers and posters at the annual meetings of the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS).

Your Support Matters

Existing in perpetuity, this fund will continue to make a positive impact on the Oral Surgery Resident Education program for generations to come. We are committed to appropriately stewarding past gifts to the Hall Scholarship while working to secure future support to increase the resources available for the resident education program.

To assist us in this worthy endeavor, please consider making a contribution to the H. David Hall Scholarship Fund. On this site, select "Other" and type in H. David Hall Scholarship in the "Description" box. Your support is invaluable and greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Each year, the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery hosts the H. David Hall Lecture commemorating the legacy of Dr. Hall. The lecture series provides a venue for the professions top clinicians and academicians to share their knowledge with residents, faculty and alumni, as well as colleagues within the community.

Scholarship Recipients

Andrew Mills, 2017

Rachel Strait, 2016, 2017

Michael Border, D.D.S., 2015, 2016

Emily King, D.M.D., 2014, 2015

Erik J. Nielsen, D.D.S., 2013, 2014

Nicholas Piemontesi, D.D.S., 2012, 2013

Paul Hinchey, D.M.D., 2011, 2012

Casey Shepherd, D.M.D., M.D., 2010, 2011

Brad Lewallen, D.D.S., M.D., 2009, 2011

Sean Young, D.D.S., M.D., 2008