The emergency services council of Nassau country in New York has honoured an Indian-American doctor with this year's 'Physician of Excellence' award for his exemplary service to the community.
Dr Krishan Kumar is the director of pediatric emergency at the Nassau University Medical Centre.
Nassau Regional Emergency Services Council oversees and coordinates all emergency services in the county.
"You are most deserving of this award and we recognise and commend you for your commitment to emergency medical services in the Nassau region," said Arthur A Gianelli, president of the Nassau Health Care Corporation.
Dr Kumar graduated from a medical school in India in 1977 and emigrated to the US in 1984. He joined Lincoln Hospital in the Bronx, New York as a resident, and soon became associate director of emergency medicine in 1988.
He joined Nassau University Medical Centre in 1990.
Besides mentoring young physicians in their residency training, Dr Kumar keeps busy in the academic world as an associate professor of pediatrics at State University of New York at Stony Brook.