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

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

Intensivist

Titles

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

Clinical Expertise

Critical Care Medicine; Intensive Care

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Accepted Insurance Providers

Dr. Halpern accepts the following list of insurance providers. Select your insurance provider to see more details.

Aetna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS, Transplant

Aetna Medicare Advantage (City of NY retirees only, starting 7/1/23)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield Federal Employee Program

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Blue Cross Blue Shield New York

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Blue Cross Blue Shield states outside of NY/NJ

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO PPO, POS

Blue Cross Health Plus

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Carrum Health

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

Cigna

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Connecticare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

Emblem Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Emblem Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Empire Blue Cross Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO, DSN

Empire Essential

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Empire Plan / NYSHIP (Blue Cross/UnitedHealthcare split plan)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Fidelis

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, EPO

Fidelis Managed Medicaid & HARP

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Fidelis Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

First Health

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Healthfirst

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO, HMO, PPO, POS

Healthfirst Managed Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Healthfirst Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO, PPO

Healthsmart

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (HMO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey (PPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier I (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield New Jersey Omnia Tier II (EPO)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): EPO

Horizon Medicare Advantage

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

Husky CT Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Magnacare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO

Medicare Part A&B (traditional Medicare)

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): Federal Government

Multiplan/Beech Street/PHCS

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): Supplemental

MVP

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO/OAP

Non-Participating Plans with Out of Network Benefits

Payor Type: Other
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, EPO, HMO

NYC Medicare Advantage Plus for City Employees

Payor Type:
In Network Coverage Type(s): TBD

Oscar

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): HMO/EPO

Oxford

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, EPO

Qualcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

Straight NJ Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Straight NY Medicaid

Payor Type: Medicaid/Managed Medicaid
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

Tricare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, HMO

UMR

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS

United Healthcare

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): PPO, POS, HMO

World Trade Center Health Program (WTC)

Payor Type: Commercial
In Network Coverage Type(s): State Government

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About Me

Education

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Residencies

Mount Sinai Medical Center (New York)

Fellowships

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. 

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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.  

Awards and Honors

  • Castle Connolly: America's Top Doctors (2023)

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Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Halpern’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

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Disclosures

Doctors and faculty members often work with pharmaceutical, device, biotechnology, and life sciences companies, and other organizations outside of MSK, to find safe and effective cancer treatments, to improve patient care, and to educate the health care community.

MSK requires doctors and faculty members to report (“disclose”) the relationships and financial interests they have with external entities. As a commitment to transparency with our community, we make that information available to the public.

Neil A. Halpern discloses the following relationships and financial interests:

  • AirStrip Technologies, Inc.
    Provision of Services
  • Chayim Aruchim
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • Critical Care Designs
    Fiduciary Role/Position; Ownership / Equity Interests; Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • Critical Care Nursing Quarterly
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • Facilities Guidelines Institute
    Fiduciary Role/Position
  • HealthCare Chapliancy
    Fiduciary Role/Position
  • Journal of Intensive Care Medicine
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • Pronia Medical Systems
    Ownership / Equity Interests
  • Society of Critical Care Medicine
    Provision of Services (uncompensated)
  • Werfen
    Provision of Services

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