DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & MENTAL HYGIENE


[Photograph of Department Secretary]

MARTIN P. WASSERMAN, M.D., J.D., Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene

Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene since 1994.

Director, Health Department, Montgomery County, 1987-91. Health Officer, Health Department, Prince George's County, 1991-94.

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1994-; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1994-; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1994-; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1994-; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1994-; Assisted Living Programs Board (formerly Domiciliary Care Facilities Board), 1994-; State Emergency Medical Services Board, 1994-; State Health Resources Planning Commission, 1994-; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1994-; State Information Technology Board, 1994-; Medical Assistance Advisory Committee, 1994-; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1994-; Commission on Women's Health, 1994-; Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996; Task Force on Emerging Medical and Surgical Treatments, 1996; Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 1998-.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, May 29, 1942. Williams College, B.A. (cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa), 1964; Johns Hopkins University, M.D., 1968; University of Maryland, J.D. (with honors), 1977. Chief of Pediatrics, Gallup Indian Medical Center, New Mexico, 1971-72. Office of Program Planning and Evaluation, 1972-73. Chief Medical Officer and Director, National Health Services Corps, 1973-74. Director, Pediatric Outpatient Clinic and Emergency Room, University of Maryland Hospital, 1974-76. Chief Executive Officer and Medical Director, Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, 1976-77. Chief Medical Officer, Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare, 1977-78. Director, Bureau of Health Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Arlington, Virginia, 1978-87. Member, National Association of County Health Officials, 1985- (president, 1988-92); Maryland Association of County Health Officials, 1987- (president, 1992). Board of Directors, Maryland Bioprocessing Center.

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