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

Critical Care Medicine Physician

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

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

About Me

As a board-certified critical care medicine physician, I oversee a team of highly experienced doctors, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, and nurses who run Memorial Sloan Kettering’s intensive care unit (ICU). Since joining the staff in 1999, I have served as Chief of Critical Care Medicine Service and Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy. In this capacity, I chaired the multidisciplinary ICU Design Committee that developed the plan and monitored the construction of Memorial Sloan Kettering’s 20-bed medical/surgical adult ICU that opened in April 2007. The ICU was the winner of the 2009 ICU Design Citation.

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I am also a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians, American College of Critical Care Medicine, and the American College of Physicians. I am a member of the editorial boards of Critical Care Medicine and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. I have written more than 70 journal articles and book chapters, and lecture around the country 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 a member of the Manpower Taskforce and the ICU Design Award Committee.

  • Clinical Expertise: Critical Care Medicine; Design of Intensive Care Unit
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • 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

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Clinical Trials

As home to one of the world’s top cancer research centers, Memorial Sloan Kettering is typically involved in more than 900 clinical trials at a given time. Currently, clinical trials focused on the conditions I treat are enrolling new patients. If you’re interested in joining a clinical trial, click to learn about the trial’s purpose, eligibility criteria, and how to get more information.

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