Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. Vivian Halpern, who serves the Phoenix, Arizona area at the Phoenix VA HealthCare System.
Dr. Halpern’s graduated with her Medical Degree from the New York University School of Medicine in 1987. After residencies at the New York University Langone Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, she undertook her fellowship training at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. She is board certified in Vascular Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and has earned the title of Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Prior to her current position, Dr. Halpern worked as an attending surgeon at North Shore-LIJ from 1995 to 2008, and also as Medical Director of the Wound Care Center. Additionally, she served as an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, educating the next generation of doctors. Currently, Dr. Halpern serves patients within the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
To stay up-to-date on developments in her field, Dr. Halpern maintains a professional membership with the Society for Vascular Surgery. Throughout her career, she has worked to further the field of vascular surgery and has published her work in prestigious medical journals, including The Journal of Vascular Surgery.
Vascular conditions affect the veins and arteries in one’s body, which conduct oxygen to every living cell. Think of veins and arteries as expressways or rivers. When there are traffic jams or road construction, or when dams break, trouble ensues. But in most cases, vascular conditions are highly treatable, often without surgery. It is important to see a vascular surgeon, even when surgery is not needed. Vascular surgeons specialize in treatments of every kind of vascular problem except those of the heart (treated by cardiovascular surgeons) and the brain (treated by neurosurgeons). A common condition such as atherosclerosis may show up in the legs, for example, but affects the whole body. Vascular surgeons will talk to their patients about how exercise, diet and medication can be the first step in regaining their health. When surgery is needed, vascular surgeons are trained in all types of interventions, not just one or two.
Dr. Halpern ensures that her patients are offered the best possible treatment with the best possible care in her current practice. She attributes her success to her hard work and the examples set by her parents, both of whom were physicians.
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Through her FindATopDoc.com profile: https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/8138866-Vivienne-Halpern-Surgeon, Dr. Halpern can be reached via phone at: 602-277-5551. She is based out of Phoenix, Arizona.
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