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Dr. Neil Jasey honored by Essex County Freeholders

Newark, NJ – Neil N. Jasey, Jr., MD, Director of Brain Injury Services at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation (, was recognized by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders for his outstanding commitment to patient care and contributions to the community. Dr. Jasey was one of ten healthcare professionals to be honored at this year’s ceremony.

“We want to express our appreciation to these health care professionals who do so much to improve the lives of Essex County residents every day,” said Freeholder President Blonnie Watson. “Dr. Jasey, you are doing amazing work at Kessler Institute. You call upon the lessons learned from your extensive training and experience to comfort and heal those in your care when they are most vulnerable. For all you do for us and our loved ones, you deserve all the credit in the world. We are proud of you, and it is truly an honor to recognize you with this commendation.”

Dr. Jasey, who resides in Montclair, is the Director of Brain Injury Services for Kessler Institute, which has three hospital campuses in West Orange, Saddle Brook and Chester, N.J. He also serves as the Medical Director of the Northern New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Model System and is the Director of the Kessler/Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School Traumatic Brain Injury Fellowship program. He earned his undergraduate degree in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University and his medical degree from what is now Rutgers-NJ Medical School.

In accepting the award, Dr. Jasey commented, “I’ve spent my entire life here in Essex County. I grew up here, went to school and played sports here, and now not only do I work here in West Orange, but my wife and I have chosen to raise our children here. This is truly ‘home,’ and it’s especially gratifying to be recognized by those people who share a deep sense of commitment and dedication to our respective communities.”

Also honored by the Board of Chosen Freeholders were Patrick S. Anderson, MD, FACOG, of South Orange; Renee E. Baskerville, MD, of Montclair; Nicholas A. Cannarozzi, MD, FACP, of Roseland; F. Kennedy Gordon, MD, of South Orange; Arvind K. Grover, MD, of Randolph; Pamela Grover, MD, of Maplewood; Gertrude E. Jacobs, DPM, of East Orange; Hemant G. Patel, MD, of Livingston; and Martin L. Waltz, DMD, of Orange.

Dr. Neil Jasey
Neil N. Jasey, Jr., MD, of Montclair (center) is pictured above with: (left to right) Freeholder Clerk Deborah Davis Ford; his grandmother, Pauline Oden; his father, Neil Jasey, Sr.; and District 3 Freeholder Carol Clark.
Photo by Glen Frieson


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