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About David E. Halpern, MD, FACS Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery, Inc.


David Halpern, MD, FACS is a truly exceptional surgeon, with unparalleled training and experience, receiving board certifications in three areas – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, General Surgery and Micro-Hand Surgery, demonstrating his broad level of skill and expertise.

Certifications were received from the American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and the American Board of Surgeons. The extraordinary depth and breadth of Dr. David E. Halpern’s training provides for optimum aesthetic enhancement and outstanding patient care. Receiving his medical degree from the acclaimed New York University, Dr. David Halpern trained at both the prestigious Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City as well as the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Learn more about Dr. David E. Halpern’s practice here and meet his staff here.

Triple Board Certified

Dr. David E. Halpern is board certified in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The ASPS is the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world. Not all plastic surgeons are board certified and many state specifically that they are “Plastic Surgeons” when indeed they have received no proper training and no approved residency in the field of plastic surgery. View Dr. David E. Halpern’s board certification listing on PlasticSurgery.org

Dr. David E. Halpern is board certified in General Surgery by the ABS. The American Board of Surgery is an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1937 to assess qualifications of individuals in the filed of surgery. Not all surgeons are board certified. Board certification by the ABS is a voluntary process that demonstrates a surgeon’s commitment to lifelong learning and quality patient care. Surgeons certified by the ABS have completed at least five years of residency training following medical school, met all ABS training requirements, and successfully completed the ABS examination process. View Dr. David E. Halpern’s board certification listing here. Dr. David E. Halpern is board certified in Micro-Hand surgery. Microsurgery is a general term for surgery requiring an operating microscope. This field of surgery is very delicate and requires surgeons to possess immaculate skill and precision. Dr. David E. Halpern is a leading micro-hand surgeon in the state of Florida and currently serves as President of the Florida Hand society. View Dr. David E. Halpern’s board certification listing here.

Dr. David E. Halpern is Currently:

Dr. David E. Halpern is currently the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Tampa General Hospital and Medical Director of the Wound and Hyperbaric Center at Memorial Hospital. Dr. David E. Halpern is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at the University of South Florida.

Additionally, he has held the position of President of the Florida Hand Society and Chief of Staff at Memorial Hospital in Tampa. Over the years, Dr. David E. Halpern’s most notable work has been published in peer-reviewed plastic surgery and hand surgery medical journals throughout the US.

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Professional Associations

The American College of Surgeons is dedicated to improving the care of the surgical patient and to safeguarding standards of care in an optimal and ethical practice environment. Member’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.

o bring together individuals from the world of hand surgery to foster friendship, understanding, and professional education. The Florida Hand Society (FHS) was founded in 1985 largely through the efforts of Dr. William E. Burkhalter, late Professor of Orthopaedics and Chief of Hand Surgery at the University of Miami. The Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons (FSPS) has been helping to make safe, high-quality plastic surgery available in the state of Florida for more than half a century. Established in 1956, the society’s membership base includes more than 200 reputable, board-certified plastic surgeons. The Mission of the Hillsborough County Medical Association, Inc. is to advocate all things necessary to develop and maintain the highest professional and ethical standards for medical practices and healthcare in the best interest of the physicians and patients of Hillsborough County. The mission of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) is to advance quality care to plastic surgery patients by encouraging high standards of training, ethics, physician practice and research in plastic surgery. The Society is a strong advocate for patient safety and requires its members to operate in accredited surgical facilities that have passed rigorous external review of equipment and staffing.

The American Society for Peripheral Nerve was established April 19, 1990. ASPN was established to stimulate and encourage study and research in the field of neural regeneration, to provide a forum for the presentation of the latest research and relevant clinical information and to serve as a unifying authority on all areas of neural regeneration and restorative neuroscience.Founded in 1874, the Florida Medical Association is a professional association dedicated to the service and assistance of Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida. The FMA exists to help physicians practice medicine and advocates for physicians and their patients to promote the public health, ensure the highest standards of medical practice, and to enhance the quality and availability of health care in the Sunshine State. The Tampa Bay Society of Plastic Surgery is the local affiliate of the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), and works to bring quality care to plastic surgery patients in the Tampa Bay area. Along with the national organization, the Tampa Bay Society of Plastic Surgery advances the effectiveness and safety of plastic surgery by holding their members to high standards of ethics, training, practice, and research.

Look Your Best with Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery, Inc.

Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. David E. Halpern offers a variety of cosmetic procedures including: breast augmentation, breast implants, breast lifts, and breast reduction surgery for both men and women. For individuals seeking body contouring or a total body lift after weight loss, Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery, Inc. can help you uncover your natural beauty with ultrasonic liposuction, tummy tucks (abdominoplasty), arm and thigh liposuction and lifts, and male pectoral and calf implants. All major surgeries performed by Dr. David E. Halpern are done so in a certified facility for patient safety.

Dr. David E. Halpern is an experienced cosmetic surgeon offering facial rejuvenation procedures including endoscopic facelifts and brow lifts, minimal incision facelift and neck lifts, fat injection, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and various implants and fat transfer methods to enhance the natural beauty of the chin, cheek, lip, and face. Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery, Inc. also offers the latest non-surgical injectables: Botox, Dysport, Restylane/Perlane, Sculptra, and Radiesse. Learn more about their skin care services here. Dr. David E. Halpern is a triple-board certified premier Tampa area plastic and cosmetic surgeon specializing in all aspects of cosmetic surgery and aesthetic rejuvenation, body contouring, and body lifts. Contact his office today for a consultation.

Volunteer Work

Dr. David Halpern Haiti

In 2010 Dr. David E. Halpern volunteered to treat the injured Haiti residents who suffered critical injuries due to the 7.0 magnitude earthquake which killed an estimated 200,000. Dr. David E. Halpern and 2 other surgeons perform dozens of procedures in makeshift operating rooms under extreme conditions. His expertise in hand surgery, general surgery, and plastic surgery helped change the lives of dozens and brought a positive change to a suffering nation.

“We weren’t guaranteed scrub techs or nurses in the O.R., we had to pick our own instruments and circulate for one another, and at times the physical conditions in the O.R. were extremely challenging,” Dr. David E. dHalpern says. “But it was exciting to be part of a team that needed to think and act quickly – and it reinforced for me the reasons I became a plastic surgeon in the first place.”

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Television Appearances

Dr. David E. Halpern appeared both on nationally televised shows The Doctors and Rachael Ray to talk about the Strawberry technology. This revolutionary fat loss system is making headlines across the country, and is available to patients in the Tampa Bay area. Learn more about the amazing Strawberry Laser and what it can do for your here.


“Plastic surgery is the perfect fusion between art and science.”– Dr. David E. Halpern

Not only is Dr. David E. Halpern a nationally recognized expert on plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgery, he is committed to treating each patient individually and with compassion. His attention to detail and unrivaled results give his patients lots to rave about. Read some of their testimonials here. Find out how Dr. David E. Halpern and the team at Tampa Bay Plastic Surgery, Inc. can help you uncover your natural beauty—call today at (813) 871-5000 to schedule your individual consultation!

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Dr. David E. Halpern is Tampa’s nationally renowned triple-board certified plastic surgeon, carefully blending expertise and artistry with extraordinary care. For the past two decades, Dr. Halpern’s dedication to exceptional care and commitment to his patients have made him Tampa’s most trusted plastic surgeon. Place your confidence in the capable hands of Tampa plastic surgeon Dr. David E. Halpern by scheduling a consultation today.

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