Ranota T. Hall, MD

Ranota T. Hall, MD is a Board-Certified Adult, Child, and Adolescent Psychiatrist and serves as the Chief Medical Officer for SouthLight Healthcare. She received her bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University in 1983 and her medical degree from East Tennessee State University, James H. Quillen College of Medicine in 1987. She then completed her residency in General Psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1992) at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Dr. Hall has spent 28 years working to promote access and delivery of high-quality mental health, substance use, and intellectual and developmental disability services to underserved populations. Her experience includes special interests in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Cognitive Behavior Therapy treatment for adolescents with depression. Her clinical work includes as a staff Psychiatrist at the former Durham County Mental Health Center; 13 years as an Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the former John Umstead Hospital Children’s Psychiatric Unit; Five years of which she served as Clinical Director and most recently telehealth Psychiatrist for the Greenville Veteran’s Administration Outpatient Clinic. 

Since 2005 Dr. Hall has held leadership roles in managed care,  which have included 10 years as Vice-President of the North Carolina Public Sector for ValueOptions/Beacon Health Options;  LME-MCO Chief Medical Officer at Cardinal Innovations from 2015-2017; and from 2018-2020 Chief Psychiatric Medical Officer at Health Services for Children with Special Needs, a full- integrated special needs health plan serving individuals from birth to age 26 based in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Hall has long valued teaching and held the role as site director for the Duke Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program at the former John Umstead Hospital and has maintained clinical appointment at Duke as a Clinical Associate since 1992. 

Dr. Hall is a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, member of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association and served as President of the North Carolina Psychiatric Association in 2013. She is an avid sports fan and enjoys all things Duke Blue Devils and the Durham Bulls. In her free time, she plays tennis, bikes, is a “foodie” and enjoys any opportunity to be outdoors. She loves music, gatherings with her family and friends and playing cards and board games (it’s a tie between Settlers of Catan and Bid Wist).