Joshua Halpern

New York, NY Member of the Month: November 2023
Joshua Halpern

What inspired you to work in sexual medicine?

Sexual medicine is such an incredible field! I have always been drawn to the element of medicine that focuses on improving quality of life, and there’s really no better way to do this than through sexual health. But what’s even more special about sexual medicine is that we can practice medicine in a way that also directly impacts our patients’ interpersonal relationships – romantic relationships, family building, etc. - which extends even beyond the realm of traditional medicine. We are really treating the whole person, meeting them where they are, and helping them to improve their lives.

What is the most rewarding aspect of your career?

It’s such a tremendous privilege to help patients with their most intimate medical issues. While all medicine is personal, sexual and reproductive medicine is an area where patients are in some ways the most vulnerable. To support patients through these issues, to help them feel comfortable in addressing them, and to improve their quality of life through treatments for sexual dysfunction, hypogonadism, and infertility is incredibly rewarding.

What is something most people don’t know about you? 

I am stuck in the 1990s grunge music era. Anyone who has been in my operating room has learned this the hard way.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?

Always be sure to keep growing. Personally, professionally, socially, spiritually – continued growth is one of the keys to happiness. When we stagnate and plateau, that’s when frustration sets in.

What would your ideal vacation be?

I love history and really enjoy traveling to historic cities, wandering the streets, exploring museums, and experiencing new foods. I’m always up for a good castle.

New York, NY
Member of the Month: November 2023

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