Dudley C. E. Halpe`, M.D., M.B.B.S. (Sri Lanka), F.A.C.P (Fellow of the American College Of Cardiology, F.A.A.P. (Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics )
Dudley Halpe` graduated from the Medical College in Colombo in 1965. In 1970 He and his wife came to USA for post graduate and medical training and in 1975 became a Naturalized citizen USA. They have dual citizenship with Sri Lanka.
Dr. Halpe` completed his Pediatric residence at Bay State Medical Center in Massachusetts. After completion of Fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Case Western University, Cleveland, Ohio in 1976 settled in Phoenix, Arizona. He was the Director of the Pediatric Cardiology Invasive Catheterization Laboratory at Good Samaritan Hospital and Phoenix Children’s Hospital from 1976 to 2008. His expertise was cardiac catheterization procedures in newborns and children. He was the Section Chief of Department of Cardiology, Phoenix Children’s Hospital from 1996 until retirement in 2009.
He held several outreach pediatric cardiac clinics in the Navajo and Apache reservations in Arizona doing 4 day long trips to each of these reservation hospital 4 times a year He started the group Arizona Pediatric Cardiology Consultants in Phoenix in 1986 which now has 14 pediatric cardiologist in all sub-specialties in pediatric cardiology.
His wife, Patricia, is a Pediatrician. They have been married for 43 years and they have 3 children, Johann, Shamali and Lilith.
Dr. Halpe is a recipient of:
1. “Service Above Self” award (1997) from Rotary International.
2. Hon Kachina award (1998) for volunteerism given each year in Arizona to 8 individuals for outstanding work in Arizona and internationally.
3. Sage Foundation award (2002).
4. “Honours for Excellence” award from St. Joseph’s College, Colombo, Sri Lanka. (1999).