Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD
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.

4214 N Habana Ave

Tampa, FL 33607

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Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD

Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD

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Dr. Halpern's Experience

Dr. Halpern's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


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

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Large Breasts
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lipomas
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Infections
  • Ulcer
  • Wrinkles


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Brow Lift
  • Buttock Lift
  • Calf Implant
  • Chemical Peel
  • Chin Implant
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Facelift
  • Facial Peel
  • Hair Removal
  • Intense Pulse Light
  • Labiaplasty
  • Laser Spider Vein Treatment
  • Laser Vein Removal
  • Lift - Parts of the Body Other than Face
  • Liposuction
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Non-Ablative Laser Skin Rejuvenation
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Peck Implants
  • Radiesse® Injections
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Procedures
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Titan Skin Tightening


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • 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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Dr. Halpern's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Halpern to family and friends
based on 47 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Halpern's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
Ocala, FL |
Dr. Halpern possesses an unusual combination of skills and talents - initially received formal training in art. He later entered the medical field and received very high grades. His aesthetic gifts are well utilized in cosmetic surgery. He takes his time with each patient, explains the procedure carefully, shows tremendous patience and finesse in his actual suturing, and follows up with personal phone call(s) to check on patients. He is professional yet very warm and kind. Excellent results!
Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Halpern takes a lot of pride in his work and that is one of the reasons I chose him!
very personal and caring
in Lutz, FL |
Dr. Halpern is very knowledgeable and meticulous which in something as serious as surgery is needed. During my consultation he walked me through my options and answered all of my questions. What I appreciated most about Dr. Halpern is his pre and post-op instructions which ensure you the smoothest recovery possible with lowest risk of infection. He is also supported by great staff that make you feel safe and comfortable. I highly recommend him for breast augmentation!
in Wesley Chapel, Fl. |
After 2 years of my surgery I am still in excruciating pain, my pockets were made too wide so my implants are sliding towards my armpits and I had developed capsular contracture. Is been a nightmare since my procedure. I asked this Doctor for at least half of my money back to get them corrected with another surgeon, but he refused. I would never forget him telling me well, I'm not God on one of my follow up appointments when I brought up my concern to him. I DON'T recommend this Doctor!!
in Davenport, FL |
I would recommend Dr. Halpern to anyone. He is truly an artist and so thorough, clean and knowledgeable. He and his whole team did everything in the power to make sure I was comfortable and satisfied and felt as little pain as possible.
in Valrico, FL |
Dr. Halpern is very thorough, detailed and attentive. He was recommended by a friend and I would recommend him to anyone.
in New York, NY |
Dr. Halpern took his time to explain full process of my procedure, however, post op I felt like I was kicked to the curb as I was told they had an office meeting to be at and no one would be in office to watch over me. My surgery went well and am happy with outcome. I had no grand illusions going in and figured he did the best he could. Staff is unfriendly and rude. Horrible PR skills and no follow.up to see how I am doing at 3 months out of surgery.
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Memorial Hospital of Tampa
2901 W Swann Ave
Tampa, FL 33609
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Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Cir
Tampa, FL 33606
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