Keneth Newton Hall, MD, FASMBS
Bariatric and Robotic Surgeon
Winthrop University Hospital
A gift from his mother, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, autobiography of the renowned neurosurgeon, sparked Keneth Halls interest in medicine. At the time, Hall had a severe speech impediment and was struggling at school in his native Jamaica, dropping from the top of his class in elementary school to the bottom in high school. He saw a parallel between his life and Dr. Carsons and began to dream of a career as a surgeon. Motivated by this dream and a dedicated mother, he moved back to the top of his class. In the United States, he earned a bachelors degree in biology, with honors, at York College, City University of New York, an M.D. at Howard University College of Medicine, and completed his residency at Stony Brook University Medical Center. Now a staff surgeon at Winthrop-University Hospital, Hall has fulfilled his dream.
Hall opted to specialize in bariatric surgery while training with surgeon Collin Brathwaite in minimally invasive and robotic surgery, becoming the first fellow in bariatric surgery at Winthrop. Bariatric surgery has a far-reaching effect. When you operate on one person you are granted the opportunity to indirectly touch and change a whole community, he says. He performs various bariatric surgery procedures, including gastric bypass sleeve gastrectomy and gastric banding, and provides care in all aspects of acute care surgery, as well as elective general surgery. He is a member of the minimally invasive and bariatric surgery team with Winthrop Surgical Associates P.C. I attain a great sense of pride and inner happiness when patients do well especially after a very difficult operation, he says.
Beyond his practice, Hall is a clinical instructor of surgery at the School of Medicine at State University of New York, Stony Brook, and a member of the York College Alumni Association, and the Police Surgeons Association.