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South Nassau Elects Kenneth Becker, MD, President of the Medical Staff

South Nassau Communities Hospital recently announced that Kenneth Becker, MD, has been elected president of its medical staff. Dr. Becker, who previously was vice president of the medical staff and chairman of its performance improvement committee, will continue to serve as director of South Nassau’s Division of General Surgery.

“Dr. Becker has built a track record of excellence in medicine by holding himself to the highest standards of diagnosis and medical care,” said Joseph A. Quagliata, President & CEO of South Nassau. “The hospital’s board of directors and administrative team look forward to working with him to develop and implement best practices, performance guidelines, and professional development programs that will help each member of the medical staff build on their high standards of patient care.”

With more than 25 years of experience as a general surgeon, Dr. Becker will act as a liaison between the administration and medical staff leadership. He will coordinate and provide guidance to South Nassau’s staff of 875 physicians for performance improvement, patient care, planning, education, and medical staff development.

Board certified in general surgery, Dr. Becker joined South Nassau’s medical staff in 1994. Dr. Becker earned a medical degree at S.U.N.Y. Downstate Medical Center of Brooklyn in 1986. He completed an internship in general surgery at Kings County Hospital in 1989 and a residency in 1993 in general surgery at Nassau County Medical Center (renamed Nassau University Medical Center) where he also served as administrative chief resident.

An East Williston native, he has extensive experience in trauma management and critical care, including attending to the victims of the Avianca Flight 52 plane crash. His work in the aviation disaster led to a presentation of his trauma management outcomes to the American College of Surgery’s annual conference in San Francisco.

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