Neil A. Halpern, MD, FCCM, FCCP, FACP -- Chief, Critical Care Medicine Service; Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy

Neil A. Halpern, MD, MCCM, FCCP, FACP

Critical Care Medicine Physician


Director, Critical Care Center; Chief, Critical Care Medicine Service; Medical Director, Respiratory Therapy

Clinical Expertise

Critical Care Medicine; Intensive Care

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About Me


MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine


Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York)


University of Pittsburgh

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Critical Care Medicine

Since joining the staff in 1999, I have served as Chief of the Critical Care Medicine Service and Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy. I am also Director of MSK’s Critical Care Center. I oversee a team of highly experienced doctors, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, research and bedside nurses, and critical care programmers who help provide care for patients in Memorial Sloan Kettering’s adult medical/surgical intensive care unit (ICU). Since 2000, I have co-chaired the hospital’s Clinical Device and Product Evaluation Committee and, since 2014, the Alarm Committee at MSK. Between 2005 and 2007, I chaired the multidisciplinary ICU Design Committee that developed the plan and monitored the construction of MSK’s 20-bed medical/surgical adult ICU, which opened in April 2007. The ICU was the winner of the 2009 ICU Design Citation Award. 

I am a Master of the American College of Critical Care Medicine (MCCM), and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Physicians (FACP). I am also a member of the editorial board of Critical Care Medicine. I have written more than 115 journal articles and book chapters and co-edited two issues of Critical Care Clinics. I am a frequent speaker locally, nationally, and internationally about innovations in ICU design, the cost and use of critical care in America, technology introduction in critical care, wireless connectivity in critical care, implementation of nurse practitioner programs in critical care, and point-of-care testing. I am actively involved nationally in the Society of Critical Care Medicine as chair-elect of the ICU Design Citation Award Committee. I am also an advisor to several ICU informatics and point-of-care testing companies and principal of Critical Care Designs, a consulting group for intensive care units.  


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Research and Publications

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