Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD

Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD

Plastic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Dr. Joshua Halpern, MD is a plastic surgery doctor who practices in Tampa, FL. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 29 years.Read his story

4214 N Habana Ave

Tampa, FL 33607

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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

Dr. Halpern's bio

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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  • 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

  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gigantomastia
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Lipomas
  • Skin Aging
  • 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
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Ear Surgery
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Endoscopic Brow Lift
  • 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 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
Media & Publications

Dr. Halpern has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hebrew

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Halpern's Reviews

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based on 48 total reviews (9 with comments)

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Dr. Halpern's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

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Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (9)

Tampa |
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...more
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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...more
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Atlanta, GA |
Dr. Halpern takes a lot of pride in his work and that is one of the reasons I chose him!
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very personal and caring
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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...more
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Hospitals where Dr. Halpern has admitting privileges

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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