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Beckerman, Bernard

Beckerman, Bernard

Associate Professor
Health Professions

Phone: 718-262-5318
Office Location: SC-112-E


Degree Institution Field Dates
MD  University of Brussels  Faculty of Medicine  1975 
BA  Hunter College (CUNY)  Biological Sciences  1967 

Dr. Beckerman is an Associate Professor in the Physician Assistant Program within the Department of Health Professions and is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine.  He has spent 30 years as a practicing physician in large, very busy emergency departments within the New York City area.  He also has a long-standing interest in Emergency Medical Services and serves in numerous positions in EMS in Nassau County, NY.  In addition, he is currently the Deputy Chief for Medical Affairs, Department Surgeon and Medical Director for the Plainview Fire Department.

Areas of Expertise

Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Services

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Beckerman, B., Persaud, H. "Nutmeg Overdose: A Spice Not So Nice." Complementary Therapies in Medicine. 46 October 2019: 44-46.

Williams, S., Beckerman, B., Pina-Fonti, M.E.. "A 69 year old Presenting with Musculoskeletal Low Back Pain: A Case of Lumbosacral Chordoma." Journal of Chiropractic Medicine. 13(2) 2014: 144-148.

Beckerman, Graffeo. "Pediatric Diabetic Emergencies." EMS World Magazine. 41:5 May 2012: 51-54.

Beckerman, Dill. "Chest Pain - The Other Diagnoses." EMS World Magazine. 39:11 Nov. 2010: 43-48, 62.

Beckerman. "Evidence-Based Immobilization." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 35:9 September 2006: 16-18.

Beckerman. "Selective Spinal Immobilization." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 32:11 November 2003: 12-13.

Beckerman. "Conducting a Neurologic Evaluation in the Field." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 29:8 August 2000: 45-50.

Beckerman et al. "Lyme Carditis: Complete A-V Dissociation with Episodic Asystole, Presenting as Syncope in the E.D.." Journal of Emergency Medicine. 17:4 July-Aug 1999: 661-664.

Beckerman. "Saving the Near-Drowning Victim." Emergency Medicine. 31:6 June 1999: 72-76.

Beckerman. "Prehospital Management of Ocular Trauma." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 28:3 March 1999: 63-67.

Beckerman. "Ambulance Safety Revisited." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 26:6 June 1997: 14-15.

Beckerman. "Of All The Gall!." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 25:4 April 1997: 61-67.

Beckerman et al. "Air Bag "Tattoo", A Lasting Impression." Journal of Emergency Medicine. 13(5) Sept-Oct 1995: 680-682.

Beckerman. "Cuff Stuff." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 22:10 Oct. 3 1994: 37-41.

Beckerman. "Inappropriate Use of Passive Safety Features in Automobiles." Journal of Emergency Medicine. 11:2 March-April 1993: 210.

Beckerman. "Child Abuse: EMT Quiz." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 22:3 March 1993: 29-30.

Beckerman et al. "The Challenge of Managing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning." Journal of American Academy of Physician Assistants. 6 March 1993: 188-194.

Beckerman. "Resuscitation Response." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 21:10 October 1992: 8.

Beckerman. "Reflections on Resuscitation." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 21:4 April 1992: 92.

Beckerman. "Blood Pressure Bafflers: EMT Quiz." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 21:10 October 1992: 67-68.

Beckerman. "Care Differentiation." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 21:11 November 1992: 12-13.

Beckerman, et al. "Smoke Inhalation." Emergency Medicine. 24:15 November 1992: 49-56.

Beckerman. "Case Review Discussion - Blood Oressure Bafflers." Emergency Medical Services Magazine. 21:11 November 1992: 48, 63.

Beckerman. "Air Bag Ear." Annals of Emergency Medicine. 20:7 July 1991: 831-832.

Beckerman, et al. "CPR: A Review of "New" Techniques." Emergency. October 15, 1990: 122-124.

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Chapters in Field Of Expertise

Beckerman. "Spinal Cord Injury." The 5-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult. 1999: 1050-1051.

Beckerman. "Smoke Inhalation." The Streetmedic's Handbook. 1996: 240-243.

Beckerman et al. "Near Drowning." Pulmonary Emergencies. 1994: 127-136.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Recipient of "Heroes of Emergency Medicine" Award from American College of Emergency Physicians: 2008.

Recipient of "EMS Leadership Award" by Nassau County Regional EMS Council: 2004.

Recipient of "EMS Physician of Excellence Award" from New York State Bureau of Emergency Medical Services: 2000.

Recipient of "EMS Physician of Excellence Award" from Nassau County Regional EMS Council: 1999.

Other Professional Activities and Public Service

Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine: 1986 - Present.

Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine: New York University School of Medicine: 1999 - Present.

Deputy Chief for Medical Affairs, Plainview Fire Dept.: 1990 - Present.

Department Surgeon, Plainview Fire Department: 1990 - Present.

Member, Nassau Regional EMS Council: 1992 - Present.

Member & Past-Chair, Nassau Regional Medical Advisory Committee: 1992 - Present.

Member, Education & Training Committee; Nassau County EMS: 1997 - Present.

Chair, Quality Improvement Committee: Nassau County EMS: 1995 - Present.

Member, Protocol Committee; Nassau County EMS: 1997 - Present.

Member, Legal & Governmental Affairs Committee; Nassau County EMS: 2001 - Present.

Medical Director, Fire-Police EMS Academy: 1994 - Present.

First EMS Medical Director; Nassau County EMS: 2002 - Present.

Medical Director, Paramedic Training Program - North Shore University Hospital: 1993 - 2001.

Member, Executive Board of Nassau County Fire Commission: 1994 - Present.

Member, Advisory Board; Emergency Medical Services Magazine: 1993 - Present.

Physician Advisor, Nassau County Police Department Tactical Ambulance Medical Technician Team: 2001 - Present.

Member, Nassau County Medical Reserve Corps: 2005 - Present.

Medical Director for Baldwin, Williston Park, Hicksville Fire Departments and the Nassau County Correctional Center Medical Unit: 2002 - Present.