Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD

Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD

Plastic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 59
Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD is a plastic surgery specialist in Tampa, FL and has been practicing for 29 years. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1983 and specializes in plastic surgery, plastic surgery of the hand, and more.Read his story

4214 N Habana Ave

Tampa, FL 33607

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This content was provided by Dr. Halpern "ABOUT THE DOCTOR Dr. Joshua A. Halpern is the premier plastic surgeon in the Tampa Bay are of Florida in the use of endoscopic (mini scar surgery – that incorporates the use of a tiny television camera) on the face, breast and abdomen. In addition Dr. Halpern has lengthy experience with Ultrasonic Assisted Liposuction for body contouring. The doctor has designed a number of techniques and medical instruments in the field of plastic surgery (including the "Halpern Breast Marker" and the "Halpern Universal Endoscopic Retractor"). He is an authority on endoscopic surgery, having lectured to plastic surgeons nationally and internationally (including England and New York). Dr. Halpern has one of the longest experiences utilizing the Sciton Erbium Laser and has helped pioneer its use on laser resurfacing of the skin. Dr. Halpern received a Bachelor of Science degree in biology at the University of Southern California and graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He received his medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. The doctor performed his general surgery residency at the University of South Florida and completed his plastic surgery training in New York. Dr. Halpern is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta honor society and was named "Outstanding Young Man of America" in 1988. Apart from his practice and training other plastic surgeons, Dr.Halpern has been a volunteer at The Spring (an organization and facility which takes care of battered women and their children) offering not only his surgical skill, but also providing meals, toys, and financial support. In addition he has been a participant in "Operation Smile", an organization which travels to countries less fortunate than ours, and reconstructs congenital deformities. Dr. Halpern has appeared numerous times on the local major network affiliates for new surgical techniques such as the Maury Povich talk show and American Journal, as well as on local shows, such as the Kathy Fountain Show. Dr. Joshua Halpern thinks of his profession as his hobby. He has been artistic for most of his life and he considers his surgeries as works of art. Dr. Halpern states "although I keep current with latest technology I remain conservative in my approach to my patients. Certain classics always remain in style: educating patients and treating them with kindness and respect, being open to new technology, yet remaining safe with those new options, encouraging patients to achieve healthy skin, maintaining a caring staff and having as a goal to achieve the highest standards of care and quality". He takes enormous pride in them. Finally Dr. Halpern is a people person and derives tremendous satisfaction when he sees his patients wearing a great smile after surgery. Dr. Halpern is a member of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (which is the highest licensing body for plastic surgeons). Dr. Halpern also has staff privileges at many of the surrounding hospitals as well and is one the highly respected surgeons in North America."
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10  Specialties

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Cosmetic Surgery
  • Facial Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery of the Hand
  • Plastic Surgery-Head & Neck

1  Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

8  Conditions Treated

  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gigantomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Lipomas
  • Skin Aging
  • Wrinkles

41  Procedures

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0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Southern California
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1979
  • Vanderbilt University
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Oregon Health Sciences University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1984
  • Nassau County Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989
  • University Of South Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

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What People Say About Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD
Best experience I’ve ever had with a Doctor. Very caring and informative. My results after surgery are amazing!
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Erin Wright in Sebring, FL – Apr 18, 2018
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This man butchered my face. Do not go to him for facial plastic surgery. I have irreparable damage. He knew it too. He wouldn't even see me post op. And when I told him, he couldn't have cared less. Heartless on top of talentless.
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Mar 27, 2018
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Having learned at age 36 that i had tuberous breasts, I decided to do something about them! Dr. Halpern was awesome, definitely an A+ rating. His staff was pleasant and professional. His office is state of the art and very clean. Needless to say I was impressed. He not only changed the way I look...Read More
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Tampa, FL – Feb 28, 2018
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Dr J Halpern botched my facelift and lip implant so badly, I have nerve damage where the right side of my face doesn't move and a horrible duck lip. I'm embarrassed to be seen in public. I made the mistake and went to the wrong Dr Halpern. Go to Dr David Halpern, not this guy .Dr J Halpern didn't...Read More
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Carmen – Feb 11, 2018
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My experience with Dr. Halpern went beyond my expectations. He had a vision of how my facial appearance could be improved upon and then made it happen! I never expected to have the beautiful results he was able to produce. But maybe more important was his attention to detail for my personal...Read More
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Tampa – Dec 31, 2017
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