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RELEASE: June 7, 2011

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MVC Honors Two Doctors for Almost 80 Years of Service to Motorists

 
Dr. Martin A. Herman, M.D. - Pictured from left to right are State Transportation Commissioner James Simpson, Dr. Herman, Chief Administrator Raymond Martinez and Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety Gary Poedubicky Dr. Francis A. Wood, M.D. -Pictured from left to right are State Transportation Commissioner James Simpson, Dr. Wood, Chief Administrator Raymond Martinez and Acting Director of the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety Gary Poedubicky  

(TRENTON) – The Board of the Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) today honored two doctors for their decades of work in improving traffic safety in our State by serving on the MVC’s Medical Advisory Panel.

“The many years of distinguished service provided by these fine doctors have guided the MVC in determining if motorists with medical conditions can continue to drive safely,” said Chairman and Chief Administrator Raymond P. Martinez. “This invaluable service has enhanced the safety of our roadways and provided a tremendous benefit to the citizens of our state.”

Review by the MVC’s Medical Advisory Panel is the last step in the medical review process. Doctors who serve on the 18-member panel review the cases of drivers who may or may not have had their ability to drive safely compromised by a medical or physical condition. The doctors who sit on this panel review information and test results provided by the driver’s personal physician and make decisions on whether to restrict or suspend driving privileges, order a re-examination or require a driver to regularly monitor and report his/her current medical status.

Honored today with ceremonial resolutions were:

Dr. Martin A. Herman, M.D., Tinton Falls, for over 30 years of service. Dr. Herman is the Medical Director of the Stroke Center and the Chief of Neurology at Monmouth Medical Center, Long Branch. A prolific author, Dr. Herman is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Electroencephalography.

Dr. Francis A. Wood, M.D., Montclair, for over 46 years of service. Dr. Wood practiced Pediatric Neurosurgery at the Children’s Hospital in Newark and Adult Neurosurgery at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair. A native of Newark, Dr. Wood earned his undergraduate degree from Yale and his M.D. from Cornell University.

Members of the Medical Advisory Panel are appointed by the Governor, based upon nominations of the Medical Society of New Jersey in consultation with the MVC Chairman and Chief Administrator.

The Medical Advisory panel reviews approximately 35,000 cases per year.