Martin J. Neilan, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

Being an internist for the past 25 years has taught me that what my patients want most is for me to simply listen to them. My patients always feel better when they are heard and not rushed. Since affiliating with MDVIP, my smaller, concierge-like primary care practice affords me the necessary time to get to know everyone on a personal level. I have the time to partner with each patient, developing a relationship built on trust, respect, open communication and empathy. This has helped patients both diagnostically and therapeutically.

I am committed to providing highly individualized medical care and being able to address all of my patients' needs during every appointment in a comfortable and unhurried setting. Building a customized wellness plan takes time, support and partnership.

I am one of only a few internal medicine solo practitioners in Wayne, New Jersey, and I am certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. I also have a strong interest in cardiovascular health and diabetes prevention and treatment.

My personalized healthcare practice serves Passaic, Morris and Bergen counties. I’m on staff at St. Joseph’s, one of the largest medical centers in the state of New Jersey and serve on several of its leadership committees. In 2013, I was honored to receive the Distinguished Physician Award for St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital. I am proud to be a United States Air Force veteran.

Physician Profile


Rutgers University
Newark, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Zoology and Physiology 1977
Medical School
Autonomous University of Guadalajara
Guadalajara, Mexico
Doctorate of Medicine 1982
Hackensack Hospital
Hackensack, NJ
Fifth Pathway Program 1982-1983
Englewood Hospital
Englewood, NJ
Internal Medicine 1983-1986

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

St. Joseph's Healthcare System (Paterson and Wayne campuses)
- Chairman, Credentials Committee 2012-present, System
- Secretary/Treasurer, Medical Executive Committee 2006-2012, Wayne
- Member, Intensive Care Committee 2009-2013, Wayne
- Collaborating physician, Pain Management 2008-present, System
Medical Director, Hospice of New Jersey Inpatient Unit 1995-2000
Associate Medical Director, Hospice of New Jersey Inpatient Unit, Wayne, NJ present
Medical Director, William Paterson University 1986-1999
Advisor to North Haledon, Board of Health 1999-present
Police/Fire Physician, Borough of Haledon and North Haledon 1987-present

Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians
American Society of Internal Medicine

Military Service

United States Air Force, Honorable Discharge 1972

Hospital Affiliations

St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center
St. Joseph’s Wayne Hospital
Kindred Hospital, Wayne
Chilton Hospital, courtesy

Honors and Awards

Patients' Choice Award 2008-2009, 2011
Compassionate Doctor Recognition 2011


American Board of Internal Medicine

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: Patricia

    Dr. Neilan has been our family's physician for many years, he's gone through many medical crisis with us. Whether it's a crisis or...

  • Member: Kay

    Dr.Martin Neilan has been my primary care doctor for 27 years. Besides being kind, caring, always available for appointments and ...

  • Member: Carmella

    Doctor Neilan has made a differance in my life and my family's, for the simple fact that he is always there for us, listening to o...

  • Member: Carol

    One Friday night in August, I was in a serious car accident. After I was released from the Emergency Room early Saturday morning,...