ICU panoramic photo

Dr. Halpern is a Member, Memorial Hospital, and Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He was selected as a Master of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM) at the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) 43rd Critical Care Congress, San Francisco, CA 2014 and is a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP) and American College of Physicians (FACP).

Dr. Halpern is an editorial board member of Critical Care Medicine, CHEST, Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, and The Journal of Intensive Care Medicine as the “ICU Design, Organization, Operation, and Outcome Measures” Editor. He was formerly on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, ICU Director, and the Journal of Critical Illness, and was Section Editor for Critical Care Commentary in CHEST Physician. He has been involved in clinical research for many years and has written over 110 articles, editorials, letters to the editor, and book chapters dealing with a myriad of critical care topics. These include the use and cost of critical care in the USA, ICU design, wireless connectivity in the ICU, intra-hospital transport, introduction of new technology in the ICU, point of care testing, computerized physician order entry, palliative care medicine, ethics, acute lung injury, use of novel agents in critical illnesses, postoperative hypertension, intraoperative cell salvage, hearing loss in the ICU, etc. He has also co-edited two issues of Critical Care Clinics (ICU Bedside Technology, Oct. 2000 and Intensive Care of the Cancer Patient, published in Jan. 2010) and is currently section editor for ICU design, organization, operation, and outcome measures for the Eighth Edition of Irwin & Rippe’s Intensive Care Medicine textbook.

Dr. Halpern is currently chair (2016-2018) of the ICU Design Award Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and is a member of the Programme evaluation committee of the European Healthcare Design conference. He is also a member of the Critical Care Leadership Network of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA). In the past, he has served on many committees of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the American College of Chest Physicians. Dr. Halpern also serves on the Board of Directors of The HealthCare Chaplaincy Network, The Facility Guidelines Institute, and the Board of Advisors of The Center for Culturally Sensitive Health Advocacy and Counseling (Chayim Aruchim).