The Medical Advisory Board enables DMV to meet its responsibilities of monitoring drivers throughout the Commonwealth who may have physical or mental limitations. In additiion, the Board assists the Commissioner by developing medical and health standards for drivers, and provides guidance and recommendations related to proposed driver fitness legislation. The Board also helps DMV avoid issuing licenses to persons suffering from any physical or mental disability or functional limitation that would prevent their safely operating a motor vehicle.
Va. Code § 46.2-204 requires that the Board consist of seven licensed physicians currently practicing medicine in Virginia. The Governor appoints each Board member and designates a chairman. Appointment to the Board is for four-year terms; vacancies are filled by appointment for the unexpired portion of a term.
Board members are listed in order of expiration.
|Name||When Appointed||Expiration of Current Term||Seat Requirements As Mandated by Va. Code § 46.2-204|
|Dr. Juan A. Astruc, Jr||2006||09/30/16||Specialization - Ophthalmology
(Subspeciality - Retinal Specialist)
|Dr. John D. Sheppard, Jr.||2007||09/30/16||Specialization - Ophthalmology||Dr. Saji Slavin||2012||09/30/16||Specialization - Internal Medicine|
|Dr. John Wittman, Jr.||2012||09/30/16||Specialization - Neurology|
|Dr. Susan DiGiovanni, Chair||10/01/02
Appointed chairperson 01/05
|09/30/18||Specialization - Internal Medicine
(Subspeciality - Nephrology)
|Dr. Hetzal Hartley||2014||09/30/18||Specialization - Occupational Medicine|
|Dr. Mark Sochor||2014||09/30/18||Specialization - Emergency Medicine|