Lannis E. Hall, MD

Health Advocacy

Dr. Hall received incredible guidance from her grandparents during her childhood, and she often recounts how devastated she was at the time of their passing. As she grew older, Dr. Hall learned that three out of her four grandparents were lost to preventable cancers. When she ultimately chose the field of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Hall promised to dedicate herself to educating the community about early detection and the prevention of similar tragedies.

For the last twenty years, Dr. Hall has honored that promise by dedicating herself to reducing cancer disparities and promoting health and wellness in the St. Louis region. Some of the many ways Dr. Hall has exemplified this dedication include: partnering with church leaders to provide health, wellness, and cancer education for congregations across St. Louis; co-founding the Prostate Cancer Coalition, an organization that educates the community and healthcare providers about the tragic disparities of prostate cancer survival as well as the importance of early detection and screening; co-developing an 11-episode podcast series called Our Healthy Men: The Prostate Cancer Question and Answer Show; partnering with the Hazelwood School District to present breast health education to nearly 3000 young ladies; and co-creating a 17-minute breast health education video called Pink Table Talk: A Sisterly Discussion on Breast Health with The St. Louis Chapter of the Links.

Dr. Hall also maintains a busy clinical practice and would like to share this honor with her community partners, the Siteman Cancer Center/BJC and WashU radiation oncology team, and her two beautiful children who have supported and encouraged her dedication to the community.