Brian C. Halpern, MD

 

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    Dr. Brian Halpern, MD, is the first non-surgical 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.

Appointments

Chief of the 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

Special Expertise

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

Awards

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Humanitarian Award, 2000
Emmy Award, Vietnam: Long Time Coming, 1998
"America's Top Doctors," Castle Connolly, 2010-2015

Affiliations

Executive Committee, Sports Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery
Conservative Musculoskeletal, AD HOC Group

Procedures

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections for Tendinopathy and Arthritis

Insurances Accepted


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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

Brian C. Halpern, MD has contributed to the following educational materials:

For Patients - 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

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

Videos

Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for Injured Tendons, Muscles and Joints

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Dr. Brian Halpern, Sports Medicine Physician

Contact Information

Office Locations

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

Tel: 212.606.1329
Fax: 212.570.6147

Mailing Address

Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
New York, New York 10021

Back in the Game Patient Stories:

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