RALEIGH — The North Carolina Medical Board is pleased to welcome W. Howard Hall, M.D., who has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Morganton for more than two decades. Gov. Roy Cooper appointed Hall to the board effective Nov. 1.

“Dr. Hall is fully committed to the work of the board and to the health and safety of the people of North Carolina,” said R. David Henderson, CEO of NCMB. “We look forward to working with him.”

Hall was born in Buncombe County and raised in the town of Montreat. He completed medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and postgraduate training in OB-GYN in Greenville, South Carolina. He is certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Upon completion of his specialty training, Hall returned to western North Carolina, joining an obstetrics practice in Morganton. After the retirement of his practice partner, he continued in solo practice until 2018. He then joined Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge and began practicing with Blue Ridge Women’s Care, where he limits his practice to gynecology. Since joining Blue Ridge HealthCare, Hall has served in leadership roles, including president of the medical staff. He also is a past president of the Piedmont OB/GYN Society in Hickory.

In his leisure time, Hall is an avid hiker who has summited 31 of the 40 peaks above 6,000 feet in the southern Appalachian Mountains and hiked portions of most of the trail systems in western North Carolina. He and his wife, Melissa, have three sons: a senior at Appalachian State University, a junior at Liberty University and a home-schooled 12-year-old.

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