[photo, Martin P. Wasserman, Maryland Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene] MARTIN P. WASSERMAN, M.D., J.D.,
Secretary of Health & Mental Hygiene, 1994-99

Secretary of Health and Mental Hygiene, 1994 to April 30, 1999.

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

Member, Governor's Executive Council, 1994-99; Cabinet Council on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, 1994-99; Governor's Subcabinet for Children, Youth, and Families, 1994-99; Governor's Council on Adolescent Pregnancy, 1994-99; Asbestos Oversight Committee, 1994-99; Assisted Living Programs Board (formerly Domiciliary Care Facilities Board), 1994-99; State Emergency Medical Services Board, 1994-99; State Health Resources Planning Commission, 1994-99; State Commission on Infant Mortality Prevention, 1994-99; State Information Technology Board, 1994-99; Institutional Educator Pay Plan Committee, 1994-99; Medical Assistance Advisory Committee, 1994-99; Interdepartmental Advisory Committee for Minority Affairs, 1994-99; Maryland Advisory Council for New Americans, 1994-99; Governor's Pesticide Council, 1994-99; Commission on Women's Health, 1994-99; Governor's Task Force on Children, Youth, and Families Systems Reform, 1996; Task Force on Emerging Medical and Surgical Treatments, 1996; Governor's Special Commission to Study Health-Care Procurement Practices, 1998-99; State Advisory Council on Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness, 1998-99; Maryland Partnership for Children, Youth, and Families, 1998-99.

Chair, Governor's Task Force to End Smoking, 1999.

Born in Hartford, Connecticut, May 29, 1942. Williams College, B.A. (cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa), 1964; The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, M.D., 1968; University of Maryland School of Law, 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). Director, Office to End Smoking in Maryland, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, 1999-2000. Administrator, Oregon Division of Health, 2000-01. Medical Director, Immunization Practices and Scientific Affairs, Vaccine Division, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, 2002-06. Executive Director, Medical and Chirugical Faculty of Maryland, 2006-. President, Public Health Law Association, 2007-08 (board of directors). Council of Advisors, Partnership for Prevention. Past chair, Public Health Foundation. Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, American Medical Association, 1999. Married; two children.

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