Parks Faculty

Andrew Hall, D.Sc.,<br/>Assistant Professor

Andrew Hall, D.Sc.,
Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

(314) 977-8336

D.Sc. Biomedical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis 

M.S. Electrical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

B.S. Electrical Engineering
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 

Andrew Hall, D.Sc. joined the Biomedical Engineering faculty in August 2014. Prior to joining SLU, Dr. Hall spent 17 years in industry, working in research and development and R&D management roles. From 2005 to 2014 he worked for Siemens Healthcare, Angiography Division, as Director of Research Collaborations for North America. Much of this group’s work involved validation and application of C-arm CT imaging. From 1997 to 2005 he worked in various R&D positions for local interventional robotics start-up Stereotaxis Inc., primarily in the area of remote, computer-assisted cardiac arrhythmia ablation. In addition to contributing to product commercialization at these companies, his work also earned 19 patents.

Dr. Hall completed his doctoral work in the Cardiovascular Biophysics Laboratory at Washington University, working on methods for model-based image processing of trans-mitral Doppler ultrasound. His master’s work was in real-time data collection hardware and software design for the Sensory Biophysics Laboratory, also at Washington University.

After earning his BSEE degree in 1982 from SIU-Carbondale, and prior to beginning his doctoral work, Dr. Hall held engineering positions at several companies, including Texas Instruments, and local companies Emerson Electric, Teknar Ultrasound, and Metaphase.

In addition to his research work, Dr. Hall’s educational interests include Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where he also works with Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering.


Dr. Hall’s research interests include interventional and surgical robotics, interventional imaging, and medical device development. 


Below is a list of Andrew Hall’s selected publications and patents.

Printed Archival Peer-Reviewed Journals
  • Tam, AL., Mohamed, A., Pfister, M., Chinnadurai, P., Rohm E, Hall, AF., Wallace, MJ. “C-arm cone beam computed tomography needle path overlay for fluoroscopic guided vertebroplasty.” Spine. 2010;35(10):1095-1099
  • Greenberg, S., Blume, W., Faddis, MN., Finney, J., Hall, AF., Wallace, MJ., “Remote controlled magnetically guided pulmonary vein isolation in canines. Heart Rhythm.” 2006;3(1):71-6. Spine 2010; 35(10): 1095-1099.
  • Faddis, MN., Blume, W., Finney, J., Hall, AF., Rauch, J., Sell, J., Bae, KT., Talcott, M., Lindsay, B. “Novel, magnetically guided catheter for endocardial mapping and radiofrequency catheter ablation.” Circulation. 2002;106:2980-2985. 
  • Hall, AF., Nudelman, SP., Kovács, SJ., Jr. “Evaluation of model-based processing algorithms for averaged transmitral spectral Doppler images.” Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. 1998;24:55-66. 
  • Hall, AF., Bettlach, J., Nudelman, SP., Kovács, SJ. Jr. “Echo-machine imposed limit on transmitral spectral Doppler velocity-profile analysis.” Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. 1997;23:1225-1235. 
  • Kovács, SJ. Jr., Setser, R., Hall, AF. “Left ventricular chamber stiffness from model-based image processing of transmitral Doppler E-waves.” Coronary Artery Disease. 1997;8:179-187. 
  • McGuire, AM., Hagley, MT., Hall, AF., Kovács, SJ., Jr. “Relationship of the fourth heart sound to atrial systolic transmitral flow deceleration.” American Journal of Physiology. 1997;272 (Heart Circ. Physiol. 41) (Modeling in Physiology):H1527-H1536. 
  • Hall, AF., Aronovitz, JA., Nudelman, SP., Kovács, SJ., Jr. “Automated method for characterization of diastolic transmitral Doppler velocity contours: Late atrial filling.” Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. 1994;20:859-869. 
  • Hall, AF., Kovács, SJ., Jr. “Automated method for characterization of diastolic transmitral Doppler velocity contours: Early rapid filling.” Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology. 1994;20:107-116. 

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,368,649. Hall A. Control system for use within a sterile environment. February 5, 2013. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,060,186. Mohamed A, Xu C, Sauer F, Pfister M, Hall A, Klingenbeck K. System and method for intraoperative guidance of stent placement during endovascular interventions. November 15, 2011. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,986,822. Hall A, Mohamed A, Moore T, Rohm E, Sauer F. System and method for X-ray based assessment of aneurysm pulsation. July 26, 2011. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,635,342. Ferry S, Finney J, Habeger C, Hackenmueller V, Hall A, Houge R, Klimek S, Pikus M. System and methods for medical device advancement and rotation. December 22, 2009. 
  • U.S. Patent Nos. 7,211,082; 7,766,856. Ferry S, Finney J, Habeger C, Hackenmueller V, Hall A, Houge R, Klimek S, Pikus M. System and methods for advancing a catheter. October 2, 2007. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,020,512 Rogers R, Munger T, Rauch J, Hall A, Hastings R, Method of localizing medical devices. March 28, 2006. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,008,418. Hall A, Hasting R. Magnetically assisted pulmonary vein isolation. March 7, 2006. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,911,026. Hall A, Sell J. Magnetically guided atherectomy. June 28, 2005. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,817,364. Garibaldi J, Sell J, Hastings R, Hall A. Magnetically navigated pacing leads, and methods for delivering medical devices. November 16, 2004. 
  • U.S. Patent Nos. 6,428,551; 6,733,511; 6,740,103. Hall AF, Garibaldi J, Werp PR, Lasala JM. Magnetically navigable and/or controllable device for removing material from body lumens and cavities. August 6, 2002. 
  • U.S. Patent Nos. 6,385,472; 7,892,233; 7,211,082. Hall AF, Blume WM. Magnetically navigable telescoping catheter and method of navigating telescoping catheter. May 7, 2002. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,330,467. Creighton FM, Hall AF, Hastings RN, Ritter RC, Efficient magnet system for magnetically-assisted surgery. December 11, 2001. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,298,257. Hall AF, Hastings RN, Blume WM. Cardiac methods and system (A method of applying a magnetic medical device to the surface of an internal body structure…). October 2, 2001. 
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,292,678. Hall AF, Hastings RN, Ritter RC. Method of magnetically navigating medical devices with magnetic fields and gradients, and medical devices adapted therefore. September 18, 2001.