Casey H. Halpern, MD

Functional neurosurgeon


Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

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Biography


Casey H. Halpern, MD, is Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and, by courtesy, of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Halpern received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency in Neurological Surgery and a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He focuses on the surgical treatment of movement disorders and epilepsy and has particular interest in minimally invasive surgical approaches, as well as neurostimulation procedures.

Surgical focus:

Deep brain stimulation
Laser ablation
Movement disorder surgery
Voice tremor
Epilepsy surgery
Psychiatric disease
Chronic pain
Cancer-derived pain
Trigeminal neuralgia
Hemifacial spasm

Professional Summary


Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery (2018)
  • Residency: Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (2014) PA
  • Fellowship: Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (2013) PA
  • Internship: Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (2008) PA
  • Medical Education: Perelman School of Medicine University of Pennsylvania (2007) PA
  • Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (2014)
  • Residency, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Neurosurgery (2014)
  • Internship, University of Pennsylvania Health System, General Surgery (2008)
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2007)
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania (2003)

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Practice Locations


Stanford Neuroscience Health Center Stanford, CA
Stanford, CA

213 Quarry Road

Stanford , CA 94305

(650) 723-6469

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Deep Brain Stimulation Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Comprehensive Epilepsy Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Movement Disorders Center Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

213 Quarry Road

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-6469

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Facial Pain Program Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion A, 1st Floor

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 723-6238

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Neurosurgery Program Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

Patient Ratings

(128 Ratings)

Overall Rating
4.8/5

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4.8/5
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4.8/5
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Explanations the care provider gave you about your problem or condition
4.8/5
Listens
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4.8/5
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Care provider's efforts to include you in decisions about your care
4.9/5
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4.8/5
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4.8/5
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4.1/5
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Patient Reviews

(74 reviews)

I very much like my neurologist, Dr. Harrison and his assistant. They are friendly thorough and always address my concerns, recommend certain healthcare/ideas with me and always include me in any issues, concerns or treatment.
Dr. Halpern is an exceptional doctor - Very concerned about my needs, great skills as a surgeon, willing to spend as much time with me as needed. Traci Horwbock is also personable & talented.
Dr Halporn is superb in explaining & relating to patients, & he is a first-rate surgeon.
The give and take was not what it had been in the past. It was not comfortable & also seemed rushed.
extremely thorough exam
He seemed a little full of himself.
Very comfortable with Dr. Halpern.
Great experience.
Dr. Halpern is TERRIFIC - willing to spend as much time as needed. I felt that he had real concern for me & is brilliantly knowledgeable - explained in detail all pros & cons of prospective surgery.
Dr.Halpern was extremely helpful, courteous and kind. He understood my issues and health concerns.
I've had the best experience, and I wouldn't be here if the care provider and team weren't there 100%. I'll always be thankful for their knowledge and care! They are the best, and I wish them the best!!
Above and beyond in all regards!
Very informative.
Erica told me that Dr. Halpern would be in shortly. I waited over one hour before he saw me I called the clinic. When they answered, the person said they were looking at my file and MRI. I question why they hadn't looked at it earlier.
Great doctor, very patient, clear, and thoughtful.
Casey deserves 6's. His staff does, too.
Very knowledgeable, friendly, put me at ease!
Outgoing & friendly.
Beyond compare!
Dr. Halpern, Dr. Chen they are very excellent in his profession, and take care of patient also very nice.
Gave us lots of time to thoroughly comprehend the program recommended.
Dr. C. Harrison & his staff changed my life - fabulous.
Everyone in this office is amazing. I felt like there was plenty of time to get all of my questions answered. When I left the office I was well informed and ready to make decisions concerning treatment.
Good.
Good.
Stellar.
Explain very well the illnesses that we had they attended us with great care they are efficient.
Given more information than I could absorb i.e., very thorough.
Doctor and PA present in an excellent way. Very knowledgeable and caring.
Dr. Halpern was very informative. I didn't feel rushed as he listened and took his time 100%.
I have been referred neurosurgeon and Dr. Halpern, hands down has had kindest, best manner of any I've ever met. Very easy to talk to.
Whatever questions we had were answered.
It has been next to impossible to contact the care provider or his team to address problems following surgery. The care provider and his team seldom responded to messages and brushed off concerns and serious issues that arose. I have never been less happy with the support and concern shown when things went badly after surgery. It is shameful.
Everyone talked to us and made sure we felt we understood.
Already have recommended this surgeon!
Good.
Dr. Casey Halpern was great from beginning of my surgery to now (follow up). Everyone who was with me, during my surgery to now has been great!
I had more time to talk about my treatment for surgery and therapy.
High level treatment.
Dr. Halpern was nothing short of wonderful. He was extremely kind, knowledgeable, understanding, etc. I trust him to give me accurate and compassionate information.
I wish there would be more professionals like Dr. Halpern at Stanford Hospital, compassionate and humane towards patients who are in horrible chronic pain like myself. I wish there would be other patients like Dr. Halpern willing to take any case no matter how complicated it is, and not like other doctors who are just cherry pickers "taking only easy cases."
Dr. Halpern's first attempt to place wires of spinal cord stimulator was unsuccessful. His second attempt was only partially successful. I still have an unexplained puffiness on the spine.
Dr. Halpern was brilliant, insightful at identifying alternative diagnoses of my problems that other doctors had not considered. He did a great job of explaining his theories and solutions to us.
Very good and helpful.
Great doctor.
Dr. Halpern is a kind, caring neurosurgeon. He spent 1 hour explaining the problem and possible solutions. He is one of a kind!
Dr. Halpern gave us a thorough examination of the procedure. He answered all our questions and guided us to make the decision to have surgery.
Dr. Halpern is great! He spends as much time with me as I need and helps explore all options for treatment. I feel like he really pays attention to what is best for me and that his treatment plans are logical and thoughtful.
Very professional.
My experience both with Dr. Qian, Dr. Prasad, and Dr. Halpern were all incredibly helpful. I felt they all provided as much time as possible to me and made me feel better about my condition and potential ways of dealing with the issue.
If only this surgeon could be my full-time pain management provider - he's been amazing to work with!
I feel very blessed to be a Stanford patient!
Coagulations for their work and I will recommend.
I would rate Dr. Halpern much higher if possible! From our first visit, he is always very personable & keeps us at ease during difficult situations.
Dr. Halpern always makes us comfortable and spends as much time with us as needed. We have been through so much in the past two years and I can not imagine having any other surgeon, he cares so much and makes me feel safe before and after surgery.
Dr. Halpern is an amazing doctor. I feel like he really cares about my health. I am blessed he is my doctor.
All friendly an care!
/dr. Halpern is a young, brilliant doctor, who, in my opinion, will have an outstanding career in medicine.
Dr. Halpern is the best doctor I've seen in years! He spent more time with me than I expected. He explained my condition in great detail and showed me how he proposes to correct it, should I choose surgery in the future. He also explained the various spinal cord stimulators with me and suggested how to go about evaluating the options. The follow-up response after the visit was immediate.
Doctor Halpern is great!
Thorough and insightful review/analysis.
Dr Halpern really cared about my situation during the visit and took the time to get to know me and I could tell he was very interestered in my medical history before the visit. he even addressed emails I had beforehand visit so he was more prepared
I liked the care provider sharing some of his thoughts about his options approaching surgery. I understood that he had been thinking about my particular brain and the variety of choices he could make for the best results. I certainly felt I was seen as an individual by a skilled surgeon interested in more than the expected details of doing the surgery.
Great.
Dr. Halpern is a very kind, caring doctor who shows respect & caring and healed me with dignity in all my visits. He is the BEST!!
I feel very confident in Dr. Halpern's care.
Excellent.
Everyone from the cleaning people to the surgeon have been wonderful. I cannot say enough about Dr. Halpern or Lawrence his P.A.
I am very thankful for Dr. Halpern. His dedication & passion for helping others shines through in all he does.
He's the very best there is. Dr. Halpern Casey HMD.
Dr. Halpern is VERY patient oriented - excellent.
No bad experience.
Doctor Halpern was absolutely great!!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!!
Very impressed & pleased with Dr. Halpern & looking forward to working w/him.

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