Vivienne J. Halpern, MD, FACS, a Vascular Surgeon with Phoenix VA Health Care System and the University of Arizona College of Medicine

Get to know Vascular Surgeon Dr. Vivienne J. Halpern, who serves patients in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Halpern is a board-certified vascular surgeon with over three decades of experience in her field. She specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and wound care. 

At present, she serves as Chief of Vascular Surgery at Phoenix VA Health Care System in Phoenix, Arizona. The Phoenix VA Health Care System proudly serves Veterans in central Arizona, at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center and nine community-based outpatient VA clinics. Additionally, the doctor serves as a Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix. 

Prior to her current endeavors, she served as an Attending Vascular Surgeon and Medical Director of the Comprehensive Wound Care Center at North Shore LIJ System from 1995 to 2008. She was the Assistant Professor of Surgery at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, New York. 

A 1987 graduate of the New York University School of Medicine, Dr. Halpern completed her residencies at the New York University Langone Medical Center and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. Thereafter, she undertook her fellowship training at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center. 

In addition to being a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, she is board-certified in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery (ABS). The ABS is an independent, non-profit organization located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, founded for the purpose of certifying surgeons who have met a defined standard of education, training, and knowledge. 

Vascular surgery is a surgical subspecialty in which diseases of the vascular system, or arteries, veins and lymphatic circulation, are managed by medical therapy, minimally-invasive catheter procedures, and surgical reconstruction. A vascular surgeon diagnoses, treats, and manages conditions in the arteries and veins, also called the blood vessels. These specialists treat a range of health problems, from spider and varicose veins to life-threatening aneurysms, and can help patients manage chronic conditions throughout their lives. 

Throughout her career, Dr. Halpern has worked to further the field of vascular surgery and has published her work in prestigious medical journals, including The Journal of Vascular Surgery. She attributes her success to her experiences, hard work, and the examples set by her parents, both of whom were physicians.

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