Dr. Krishan Kumar, a pediatric emergency medicine physician in East Meadow, New York and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Nassau University Medical Center and North Shore University Hospital, was awarded with Excellence Award during the 13th annual Global healthcare Summit by AAPI on July 21st in Hyderabad, India. .
Dr. Harsh Vardhan, India’s Minister for Health and family Affairs gave the award to Dr. Kumar at a glittering ceremony attended by over 1,000 physicians of Indian Origin on the inaugural day of the Summit. “It is your love for your motherland that has brought you here today,” Dr. Vardhan said as the audience cheered him loudly. While describing them as leading luminaries, excelling in the medical field, contributing to make a positive impact in the healthcare sector through their dedication, commitment, knowledge and skills.”
A recipient of the prestigious Parvasi Bharatiya Diwas Award, Dr. Krishan Kumar, served as the Chair and Program Director, Department of Pediatrics, Nassau University Medical Center, from January, 2017-April 2019. Dr. Kumar is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at NY College of Osteopathic Medicine and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at NY College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has served as the Medical Director, Fire Police EMS Academy- County of Nassau, NY from 2000 to January 2019.
He was an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, NY, and was an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, New York Medical College, NY until June 1, 1994. He received his medical degree from G.S.V.M Medical College Kanpur and has been in practice for more than 20 years.
Board Qualified in Emergency Medical Services from the American Board of Emergency Medicine, he is a Board Qualified – Child Abuse Pediatrics from American Board of Pediatrics. In 1995, he received Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from The University of State of New York. Prior to his coming to the US, he had received a Doctor of Medicine (Pediatrics) degree in 1980 from GSVM Medical College, India.
Dr. Kumar is certified in New York State mandated course on “Child abuse and Maltreatment” and is an expert in and teaches: Basic Life Support; Advanced Cardiac Life Support; Pediatric Advanced Life Support; Advanced Trauma Life Support; and Neonatal Advanced Life Support
Dr. Kumar has published and co-wrote several books and articles in Medicine. He has led Grand Rounds and multiple lectures to medical student, Pediatric/ Emergency Medicine residents, pediatric ambulatory fellow, EMS students on Pediatric Emergencies including identification and reporting of chills Abuse, Maltreatment and Neglect”. This also includes Sexual, Physical, Psychological, Verbal and Emotional Abuse.
He was the Convention Chair, INTEM in 2006 on “International Emergency Medicine and Disaster Planning Conference” He has severed as Chair- Liaison committee, American Association of Physician of Indian Origin, Philadelphia,
Dr. Kumar helped develop Emergency Medicine residency and MD in Emergency Medicine in India with the help of Government of India, Medical Council of India, Society of Emergency Medicine in India and Indo-US Emergency and Trauma, and delivered multiple lectures and workshops in India and US to promote the concept of good health and emergency management of diseases.
His community service had no boundaries. He worked as a volunteer doctor in medical camps in El Salvador and with the help of other doctors, treated more than 6000 patients. He was instrumental in developing Vision 2020 by 2020, by helping develop a charitable eye hospital in association of Sankara Eye Foundation in Kanpur, India. The hospital will treat more the 50,000 patient/ year for free and has been a Volunteer doctor in India from 1977 till now.
Dr. Kumar is an Invited International Speaker on various themes related to International Emergency Medicine and Advanced Cardiac Life Support. He led the Development of Emergency Program in India during the Indo US Health Care Conference, 2008. He has served as the Chair of CME Committee, the last being in 2019 during the GHS by AAPI in Hyderabad, Jordan and Israel.
Realizing his expertise and commitment, the NY state and local governments have generously used his services in various Committees of Hospitals relating to Credentialing, Utilization Review and Medical Staff. He has been a Fellow at the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Medicine, American College of Sports Medicine, and Indian Academy of Pediatrics.
A recipient of numerous Awards, Recognitions, he received the “Dr. J.R. Srivastava Oration award” 2007 for best Pediatrician – Kanpur Medical College, India. He got Honorable Mention “PHYSICIAN OF EXCELLENCE 2006” Award from the Nassau Regional Emergency Services Council, NY in 2006, he received the Nassau Regional EMS Council Award in “Recognition of outstanding dedication and service to the residents of our region, and for your continuing efforts in maintaining the provision of the highest level of Emergency Medical Care possible- Honorable Mention- Physician of Excellence.”
The Nassau Regional EMS Council Award was given to him in “Recognition of outstanding dedication and service to the residents of our region, and for your continuing efforts in maintaining the provision of the highest level of Emergency Medical Care possible- Physician of Excellence in 2007. He received the Medical Director of Excellence Award for “outstanding contribution to paramedic education- Nassau County Fire Police EMS Academy” in 2009.
Dr. Kumar was recognized among America’s Top Pediatricians by Consumer’s Research Council of America- Excellence 2010. The Congressional Certificate of Merit Award- given by Peter King, Chairman, Home Land Security, for “In recognition of being awarded the 2011 community service and leadership award by the South Asian Political Action Committee in October, 2011.
He is a Board Member- Office of the Minority Affairs, County of Nassau, and State of New York. Appointed by C.E. Hon. Ed. Mangano in Sept. 2012. He was a Board Member- Nassau Health Care Corp, County of Nassau, State of New York, which is the only hospital in Long Island, NY, to treat President of America for any emergency.