Dr. Lawrence Halperin has practiced with the Retina Group of Florida for over 20 years. He has been honored as one of the "Best Doctors in America." Dr. Halperin is a national trustee of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, a member of the board of directors of the local Lighthouse of Broward County, and an editor for Retina Times, the official publication of the American Society of Retina Specialists.
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Halperin’s interest in medicine was borne out of a lifetime passion for helping others. This singular focus has defined every step of his career and his personal life. Dr. Halperin began his education with a major in Biology at Tufts University and earned membership in Phi Beta Kappa while becoming a Summa Cum Laude graduate. He earned his Medical Degree from the University of Pennsylvania and served an internship at Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Barnes Hospital/Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis Ophthalmology Residency. He received additional training as a Fellow in Retina and Vitreous Surgery and Disease at Barnes Hospital with the Barnes Retina Institute. While there, he was awarded the prestigious Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Fellowship. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Halperin is a Voluntary Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, a Clinical Affiliate Professor of Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University, and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine at Florida International University, in addition to his full-time medical practice. Dr. Halperin has served as Chief of Ophthalmology at North Ridge Medical Center and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Club Vit (an invitation-only retina society) and is a Past President of both the Palm Beach and Broward Ophthalmological Societies. He is a special examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Halperin holds national leadership and board positions in the American Society of Retina Specialists, the largest retina society in the world, where he chairs key committees.
Dr. Halperin is a dedicated researcher and has served as principal investigator in more than 50 clinical research trials, has presented at medical conferences throughout the country, and has published twenty-nine medical journal articles and given eighty presentations on retinal diseases. Dr. Halperin has served on the peer review board of four major medical journals, including his present activities with the journal RETINA.
Dr. Halperin has served the Ophthalmology community through extensive volunteer work, serving as a member of We Care and other organizations, which provide free care to the needy of the community. Dr. Halperin is proud of the fact that Retina Group of Florida has remained true to the principle of providing care to anyone in need.
Dr. Halperin is also very active in the community, and serves as chairman of the Maimonides Society and a member of NextGen and the Foundation Board, all for the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, and he has been twice honored by the State of Israel Bonds, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and Hope for Vision. Dr. Halperin is very dedicated to his family and has been married to Debra for over 30 years, and together they have three children, Douglas, Katie, and Scott. His other interests include physical fitness, golf, skiing, travel, and reading.