New York doctor charged for false medical exams

By Land Line staff | Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A New York City doctor has been charged with falsely certifying physical examinations, according to a Department of Justice news release. The case involves examinations performed on applicants for commercial driver’s licenses.

The criminal complaint against Gerald Surya, M.D., 45, was unsealed this week in federal court. According to the complaint, Dr. Surya was authorized to conduct Department of Transportation medical examinations and certifications for CDL applicants at his office at the JFK airport in Queens, N.Y. However, Dr. Surya never examined the applicants. Rather, the exams were conducted by other staff members who were not properly trained, qualified or authorized.

If convicted, Dr. Surya faces a maximum of 15 years in prison.

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