An alumnus of Hebrew University – Hadassa School of Medicine, also holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration (MPA) from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1989).
Upon completion of his residency in Internal Medicine, Dr. Halpern joined the administrative staff of HaEmek Hospital in Afula, a Clalit Health Services hospital in the north of the country, where he served four years as Deputy Director. In the years to follow, Dr. Halpern held various senior level positions within Clalit, including Head of Western Galilee and Haifa District (600,000 insurees).
In the year 1997, Dr. Halpern returned once more to HaEmek Hospital, this time as the CEO. During his five years in this position the hospital dealt with repeated multi-victim terrorist attacks and placed great efforts in improving the capabilities and readiness for multi-trauma events. The hospital also underwent significant growth and development.
From 2002-2007, he served as Deputy Director General of Clalit with responsibility over all Clalit hospitals nation-wide.
Since February 2007, Dr. Halpern holds the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rabin Medical Center, Clalit’s flagship hospital.