Medical Examining Board

Meetings and Minutes

By statute, the Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission appoints up to 25 per diem physicians – in good standing and licensed to practice medicine within the State of Connecticut – to the Medical Examining Board (MEB). There shall be at least one member of the MEB in each of the following specialties: Psychiatry, Occupational Therapy, Pulmonology, Orthopedics, Neurology and Cardiology. A panel composed of members of the MEB conducts hearings on applications for disability retirement, performs medical record(s) review with regard to applications for disability retirement, has the right to compel a member to submit to a medical exam if it so desires and may conduct reexaminations as to continuance of disability. The MEB makes findings regarding eligibility and reports its findings to the Retirement Commission.

Members of the Medical Examining Board for Disability Retirement

  • Richard S. Blum, MD, Woodbridge, CT
  • Amarjeet Dargan, MD, West Hartford, CT
  • J. Robert Galvin, MD, Glastonbury, CT
  • Frank Gerratana, MD, Farmington, CT
  • Michael Gerstenfeld, MD, Danbury, CT
  • Fielding Johnson, MD, Glastonbury, CT
  • Vasanth Kainkaryam, MD, South Windsor, CT
  • Manny Katsetos, MD, Avon, CT
  • Nikolai Lieders, MD, Middletown, CT
  • Sheldon Nova, MD, Westport, CT
  • Rita Ohene-Adeji, MD, Hamden, CT
  • Sachin Parekh, MD, Glastonbury, CT
  • Ralph Rosenberg, MD, Avon, CT
  • Lynn Rudich, MD, Woodbridge, CT
  • Sokpoleak So, MD, Trumbull, CT