The New York State Troopers PBA, through the State Trooper Surgeons Program, honored several medical professionals and community members who have been instrumental in saving or improving the lives of NYS Troopers or their family members.  NYSTPBA President Thomas Mungeer hosted the reception and awards ceremony on the rooftop of Manhattan Motorcars in NYC on September 5th, 2019.

John Feal, Zadroga Act Champion, and Matthew McCauley, Esq., Counsel to 9/11 First Responders, were awarded the Stetson Award.  Both men were also 9/11 First Responders and worked to make the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund permanent.  That legislation was recently passed by Congress and signed by the President.  A victory for all 9/11 responders, 2,500 were NY State Troopers and many of our State Trooper Surgeons.

Jordan S. Josephson, M.D., an internationally renowned Otolaryngologist, was awarded the Stetson Award, having been instrumental in assisting with relationship building in several key major healthcare institutions in Manhattan, Buffalo and even Florida.  Dr. Josephson was the first fellowship trained Functional Endoscopic Sinus and Nasal Surgeon in the United States.  As a Chief Surgeon with the State Trooper Surgeons, his efforts have consistently led to exceptional medical outcomes for our members. 

Benjamin Kur, MD is a sought-after expert and innovator in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.  A Diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.  Dr. Kur has been an invaluable part of the State Trooper Surgeons, helping members explore and understand surgical options.  He receives the Stetson Award for the outstanding medical outcomes that he has provided for several NYS Trooper patients. 

Dr. Kenneth Reddan, PhD, LCSW is the founder of Applied Behavioral Sciences, with 28 years of experience developing and leading health care and social service programs. He has developed numerous rehabilitation, counseling and health care programs that are utilized in various settings throughout the medical community.

Dr. Frank Maurio, PhD has been an integral part of the State Troopers Surgeons since its inception, and is an original member of the advisory panel, serving as one of the Chief Surgeons in Troop NYC.  Dr Maurio has helped numerous Troopers and family members with traumatic brain injuries and remains committed to improving the management of depression and awareness of suicidality in the men and women who proudly call themselves NY State Troopers.

Both receive the Stetson Award for their work on the State Trooper Surgeon Mental Health Sub-committee and for their work assisting patients through complex situations.