Neil A. Halpern, M.D. is Chief of Critical Care Medicine and Medical Director of Respiratory Therapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NY. He is a Professor of Medicine and Anesthesiology at Weill Cornell Medical College, a Master of Critical Care Medicine of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and a Fellow of the American Colleges of Physicians and Chest Physicians. Dr. Halpern is a member of the Editorial board of Critical Care Medicine and CHEST and a prolific author and speaker specializing in innovations in ICU design, advanced ICU informatics, cost and use of critical care in America, use of advance practice providers in critical care, and point of care testing. His 20 bed adult medical-surgical ICU was awarded the ICU design citation award for 2009. He is also a consultant to several ICU informatics and point of care testing companies and is president of Critical Care Designs, a New York based ICU design consultation group.