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Brian C. Halpern, MD


Primary Care Sports Medicine
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Brian C. Halpern, MD


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Belaire Building
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1329
Fax: 212.570.6147
Belaire Building
525 East 71st Street
New York, NY 10021

Tel: 212.606.1329
Fax: 212.570.6147

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Dr. Brian Halpern, MD, is the first nonsurgical, fellowship-trained and board certified sports medicine physician at Hospital for Special Surgery.

Dr. Halpern pioneered the non-operative approach to acute and chronic musculoskeletal problems. He is a founder and served as a past-President for the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine as well as the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Foundation. He was also the past Associate Team Physician for the New York Mets. He has been on the Board of Directors of Face of America, working with disabled athletes worldwide.

In 1998, Dr. Halpern won an Emmy Award for the documentary Vietnam: Long Time Coming. He authored The Knee Crisis Handbook, which was published by Rodale Books in October, 2003, as well as the Men's Health Sports Injury Handbook, in 2005. His articles on sports-related injuries have been published in Men’s Health Magazine and other sports magazines.

Back in the Game Patient Stories

Appointments

Chief Emeritus, Primary Care Sports Medicine Service, Hospital for Special Surgery
Associate Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Clinical Associate Professor in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Professor, Department of Academic Orthopedic Surgery, NY College of Podiatric Medicine

Specialty

Specialized Centers

Special Expertise

Regenerative medicine
Acute injuries
Overuse injuries
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for tendinopathy and arthritis
Hyaluronate injections for arthritis
Sports-related injuries
Problems affecting the shoulder, upper arm, wrist, hand, spine, hip, knee, lower leg, ankle, and foot

Procedures

Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections for tendinopathy and arthritis

Awards

New York Magazine Top Doctors, 2015-2018
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors, 2010-2018
Castle Connolly Top Doctors in New York Metro Area, 2003-2018
New Jersey Life Top Doctors, 2005
American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Humanitarian Award, 2000
Emmy Award, Vietnam: Long Time Coming, 1998

Affiliations

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine
Advisory Board, International Society of Regenerative Medicine

Languages

English

Insurance Information


Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment with Dr. Halpern

Dr. Halpern accepts the following insurance plans. Please check to see if your insurance is on this list before proceeding.

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

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Education

MD, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York

Residency

University of Maryland, Maryland

Fellowship

Hughston Sports Medicine Clinic

Certification

Sports Medicine
Family Medicine

State Licensure

New York, New Jersey

Patient Education by Dr. Halpern on HSS.edu

Selected Publications

Halpern B, Chaudhury S, Nguyen J, Hayter C, Hough L (2015) Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Outcomes Following Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Elbow Tendinosis. J Arthritis 4:182. doi:10.4172/2167-7921.1000182

Research Poster Presentation Abstract: Clinical and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Outcomes Following Platelet Rich Plasma Treatment for Elbow Tendonitis. CJSM 22(2): March 2012, page 206

Halpern B. Clinical and MRI outcomes after Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for knee Osteoarthritis, Clin J Sport Med. 2013 May;23(3):238-9. doi: 10.1097/JSM.0b013e31827c3846.

Halpern B, Chaudhury S, Rodeo S. The Role of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Inducing Musculoskeletal Tissue Healing. HSS Journal. (8) 2: 137-145. doi: 10.1007/s11420-011-9239-7. Epub 2012 Jan 18.

The Knee Crisis Handbook, Rodale Books, 2003
Men's Health Sports Injury Handbook, Rodale Books, 2005
Men's Health Magazine articles on knee injuries
 

For more publications, please see the PubMed listing.

Selected Presentations

"Medicine in Motion Beyond the Clinic - Giving Back". Keynote presentation at 2017 Annual Meeting of AMSSM, San Diego - May 2017.

Chaudhury S, Rodeo S, Warren R, Hayter C, Potter H, Nguyen J, Halpern B. "Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes Following Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Elbow Epicondylitis". Poster presentation at 2012 AOSSM Annual Meeting, Baltimore -
July 12-15, 2012

Chaudhury S, Rodeo S, Warren R, Hayter C, Potter H, Nguyen J, Halpern B. "Clinical and Radiographic Outcomes Following Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Treatment for Elbow Epicondylitis". Poster presentation at 13th EFORT Congress, Berlin, Germany -
May 23-25, 2012

"Osteoarthritis and PRP".  Podium presentation during Biologic Therapies General Session at 2012 Annual Meeting of AMSSM, Atlanta - April 22, 2012

Lecture, PRP Biologics, New York College of Podiatric Medicine - 2012, 2013

Director of Conservative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis Symposium at Hospital for Special Surgery - March 9, 2012

"Evidence for Using PRP for the Management of Knee Osteoarthritis". Podium Presentation during Conservative Management of Knee Osteoarthritis Symposium at Hospital for Special Surgery - March 9, 2012

Research Interests

Clinical outcomes from intra-articular of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections or hyaluronic acid compounds vs. usual care (exercise/diet/supplements) in the medical management of knee OA effects on pain and function: effects on articular cartilage: effects on time to partial or total knee arthroplasty.

Clinical Trials

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Videos

Dr. Halpern discusses how platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections may help treat injured bone or soft tissue, such as a tendon or ligament.