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Children's Hospital Leadership

Marvin Hall, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Children's Hospital at Erlanger

Marvin Hall, MDA specialist in pediatric critical care, Dr. Marvin Hall serves as Chief Medical Officer for Children's Hospital at Erlanger and Assistant Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga.

In addition to his 30 years of critical care experience at Children's Hospital, Dr. Hall is a two-time recipient of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga resident teaching award and a former interim chairman for the department of pediatrics. Dr. Hall was also awarded the 2019 Champions of Health Care Academic Physician Award.

Dr. Hall grew up in East Tennessee, having attended high school in Roane County. He moved back to Tennessee after his residency and fellowship in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He has lived on Signal Mountain since 1994. He is married to Theresa Hall and has three sons; Jonathan, Andrew, and Matthew. Dr. Hall enjoys the beautiful East Tennessee outdoors - hiking, backpacking, fishing, and boating.


Steve Topping, MBA
Director of Operations, Children's Hospital at Erlanger

Steve Topping, MBAA specialist in Health Care Leadership, Steve Topping serves as Director of Operations for Children’s Hospital and Kennedy Outpatient Center. His focus is the ongoing processes within the organization to improve all levels of health care outcomes for our pediatric and adolescent patients as well as their families.

With over 20 years of leadership and management experience, Topping has previously served in both outpatient and inpatient facilities in a variety of healthcare settings. Previously, he was the Program Director at Healogics Inc. and the Regional Executive Director of Outpatient Services for Cumberland Hall.

A Chattanooga native, Topping earned his Bachelor’s degree at Covenant College and a Master’s in Business Administration at Bryan College. He enjoys being involved in the community, especially by being a volunteer diver at the Tennessee Aquarium. He is married to Liz Marr Topping and has three daughters: Millie, Pippa, and McKenzie.