Dr. Halsey received his M.D. degree from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut in 1959. He completed a neurology residency at North Carolina Hospital, Chapel Hill, North Carolina from 1960-1961 and 1963-1965 (interrupted by service with Medical Corps, U.S. Air Force).
He became an Instructor in the Division of Neurology at the UAB School of Medicine in 1965, Assistant Professor in 1967, Associate Professor in 1969, and Professor and Director of the Division of Neurology at the UAB School of Medicine in 1972. In 1974, the Division of Neurology became the Department of Neurology, which he chaired until 1985.
Dr. Halsey left UAB in 1992 and became a Clinical Professor at Columbia University in New York through 2001, after which he re-joined the UAB Department of Neurology through June of 2009 as a Professor of Clinical Neurology. Dr. Halsey retired from practice July 1, 2009. He had a long and distinguished career as a neurologist. He will be missed.
Dr. Halsey has 82 full-length reviewed papers in international journals and 132 abstracts and book chapters. These deal mostly with research in stroke and brain circulation and oxygen supply.
Below are selected publications of Dr. Halsey's
Anderson M.L., Smith D.S., Nioka S., Subramanian H., Garcia J.H., Halsey J.H., Chance B.: Experimental brain ischemia: assessment of injury by magnetic resonance spectroscopy and histology. Neurol. Res12:195-204, 1990.
Halsey J.H.: The effect of emitted power on waveform intensity in transcranial doppler. Stroke 21:1573-1578, 1990.
Halsey J.H., Conger K.A., Garcia J.H., and Sarvary E. : The Contribution of reperfusion level to ischemic brain damage. J CBF Metabol. 11: 994 -1000, 1991.
Zampella E, Morawetz RB, McDowell HA, Zeiger HE, Varner PD, McKay RD, and Halsey JH. The importance of cerebral ischemia during carotid endarterectomy. Neurosurg 1991;29:727-731.
McDowell HA Jr, Gross GM, and Halsey JH. Carotid endarterectomy monitored by transcranial Doppler. Ann Surg 1992;215:514-519.
Halsey JH, for the International Transcranial Doppler Collaborators. The risks and benefits of shunting in carotid endarterectomy. Stroke 1992; 23:1583-1587.
Conger KA, Halsey JH, Luo KL, Tan MJ, Pohost GM, Hetherington H. Concomitant EEG, lactate, and phosphorus changes by 1H and 31P NMR Spectroscopy during repeated brief cerebral ischemia. JCBF Metabol 1995;115:26-32.