Michael J. Halperin, M.D.

Orthopedic Surgery | Spinal Surgery Fellowship

My Background

Dr. Halperin graduated in 1982 from Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College in 1986. Following medical school, Dr. Halperin served a one year internship in general surgery at the Westchester County Medical Center. Afterwards, he trained in a four year Orthopedic Surgery Residency program at New York Medical College. Upon completion of his orthopedic training in 1991, he moved to Dallas, Texas, where he did a one year fellowship in spinal surgery at the Texas Back Institute. There, he trained with both neurosurgeons and orthopedic spinal surgeons, treating all types of spinal disorders. Dr. Halperin’s interests include the surgical treatment of cervical (neck) and lumbar (lower back) disorders.

Dr. Halperin belongs to multiple medical and orthopedic professional societies. He has given many lectures on various topics of orthopedic and spinal surgery.

Dr. Halperin is on staff at The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich and at the Lawrence & Memorial Hospital in New London.


Spinal & Cervical

Medical School

New York Medical College


New York Medical College


Texas Back Institute

Physician Assistant

Thomas Patrick, PA-C

Tom received his Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, from Bryant University, Smithfield, RI. He received his B.S. in Health Science Studies, Cum Laude, from Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT. Tom works with Michael Halperin, M.D., in the North Franklin & Niantic offices, & in surgery.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Halperin is a miracle worker. No more back pain. Spinal fusion and recovery was much faster than expected. Back to work in one week and Playing golf after 6 weeks
– Chris Eident
Dr. Halperin helps patients have realistic expectations going in to spine surgery. Most procedures have pain reduction and improved quality of life as their main goals. I believe they are successful in that regard. They do not overpromise and underdeliver. Dr. Halperin is one of the most experienced back surgeons in New England.
– Jchuhn
Absolutely the best spine surgeon around. Doesn’t operate unless it’s the last resort for the patient. I have seen him since 1990 for a few different problems. He operated on my cervical spine on a Thursday and I was back to my old self within a week. Amazing.
– Kathy Lucarelli
He is a wonderful doctor. He performed spinal surgery on myself and my twin sister. He's very kind and caring.
– Shannon Barrett
Dr. Halpern and all of his staff members were very caring and helpful through this process. One thing that stands out to me is the time that Dr. Halperin took in explaining my procedure. When I was with him I felt like I was his only patient. Thank you for the time and care that you put into my case. I didn't realize how much pain I was actually in until I didn't have the pain that brought me to Orthopedic Partners anymore.
– Robert Suchecki
Absolutely the best Surgeon for all of your back/spine surgery needs. I am the 5th person in my family and the 7th person I know personally to have had a surgical procedure done by Dr Halperin with incredible results. The numbness, the pain, the tingling, and the falling, are a thing of the past for me after a very successful surgery. He is amazing. Thanks
– Ron

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