Lawrence S. Halperin, M.D.

Lawrence S. Halperin, M.D.

Florida orthopaedic surgeon Lawrence S. Halperin, M.D., became chair of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) Board of Councilors (BOC) March 3 at the organization’s 2016 Annual Meeting.

The BOC consists of more than 100 members elected by state and regional orthopaedic societies and also represents Puerto Rico, the U.S. military, Canada, and four regional societies. The Board serves as an advisory body to the AAOS Board of Directors and committees. The BOC also manages the Academy’s relations with state and regional orthopaedic societies and conducts a wide range of programs to strengthen and support the societies.

Dr. Halperin specializes in hand, elbow and shoulder surgery at the Orlando Orthopaedic Center. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biological chemistry at Tulane University in New Orleans and a medical degree at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Halperin completed an internship in general surgery and a residency in orthopaedic surgery at the SUNY Health Science Center and Kings County Hospital Center in Brooklyn. He also completed a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery with the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the SUNY Upstate Medical Center (formerly the SUNY Health Sciences Center) in Syracuse, N.Y.

Dr. Halperin previously served as chair of the Academy’s Advocacy Resource Committee and was a part of the BOC for four years before his election into their leadership line. He also serves on the boards of directors of the Florida Orthopaedic Society and the Orange County Medical Society.

Dr. Halperin and his wife Susan reside in Central Florida and have three grown children.