A leading female facial plastic surgeon in a male dominated industry, Dr. Halaas received her undergraduate degree in Art History from Columbia College in New York and graduated in the top ten percent of her medical school class at Cornell University Medical College, with prestigious distinction of membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honors Society. She also earned the American Medical Women’s Association award as part of her membership in the top five percent of her graduating class. The daughter of Cuban and Argentine parents, Dr. Halaas uses her multi-cultural background and her liberal arts education to welcome her international clientele of patients in her world-class office.
Dr. Halaas spent her general surgery internship and otolaryngology residency at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York where she is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, then was awarded a fellowship through the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She frequently enjoys teaching seminars and lectures for both residents at Einstein and other surgeons on emerging trends on injectable fillers and new technologies.
She is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Finally, she has received the highest recognition offered to surgeons practicing in the United States- Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
She is the New York City Director of The R.O.S.E. Fund, a national non-profit organization dedicated to recognizing, assisting and empowering women who have broken the cycle of domestic violence. She is also an active member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the world’s largest specialty association that represents over 2,800 of the world’s most influential facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. She is a board member of Reconstructing Hope who provide cosmetic and reconstructive medical care to victims of domestic violence as well as being a member of numerous other medical societies including:
- American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery
- New York County Medical Society
- New York Facial Plastic Surgery Society
- International Society For Hair Restoration Surgery
Outside of the office, Dr. Halaas is a dedicated mother, daughter, wife and avid gardener. She enjoys running, tennis and skiing. In 2013, she and her husband were awarded a Congressional Recognition for Community Service in their local community.