Winner: Joshua Kugler
Dr. Joshua KuglerDepartment chair
Joshua Kugler of Oyster Bay has received the 2013 Physician of Excellence Awards from the New York State and Nassau County Regional emergency medical services councils for his "enduring commitment to excellence and leadership in emergency medicine," the councils said. Kugler is chair of the department of emergency medicine at South Nassau Communities Hospital and medical director for the Oceanside Fire Department. He is also a diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners, chair of the Nassau Regional Emergency Medical Advisory Committee, and a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.