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 post-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

    Affiliations

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

    Procedures

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

    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 articles on HSS.edu:

    Selected Publications

    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, Chaudhury S, Rodeo S. "The Role of Platelet-Rich Plasma in Inducing Musculoskeletal Tissue Healing." HSS Journal. (8) 2: 137-145. (2012).

    Halpern B, Clinical and MRI outcomes after Platelet-Rich Plasma Treatment for knee Osteoarthritis, Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, December 12, 2012

    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 Registry for Intra-articular of Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections of Hyluronic 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: The Knee Usual Care Evaluation (KUCE) study, May 2012-present

    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

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