New York Doctor Indicted for Fraud in Connection with DOT Medical Examinations
On March 3, 2016 Dr. Gerald Surya was indicted by a Federal grand jury in U.S. District Court, Brooklyn, NY, for fraud in connection with identification documents.
Dr. Surya practiced medicine at JFK Medport, Inc. (Medport) located at JFK Airport in Queens, NY. DOT-OIG’s investigation determined that Surya had knowledge of and approved the use of unqualified medical assistants and interns in conducting DOT medical examinations at Medport. The medical assistants and interns forged Dr. Surya’s name on medical examination forms and certificates even though Surya was not present for said examinations. Commercial motor vehicle drivers are required to provide a valid medical examiner’s certificate to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYS-DMV) in order to receive a commercial driver’s license pursuant to DOT regulations.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with NYS-DMV Investigations with assistance from FMCSA.
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