Bizarre Psych News

Allan Khitab – Psychiatrist arrested again – long history of sexually abusing boys More sex abuse charges laid against former Cambridge hospital psychiatrist By Record Staff September 29, 2014 KITCHENER — A disgraced former Cambridge Memorial Hospital psychiatrist dogged for three decades by accusations of sexual abuse is facing another charge. Allan Khitab, 76, was arrested Friday and charged with sexual assault and sexual interference related to […]

Ontario Psychiatrist Stanley Dobrowolski brought shame to his “profession” – Imprisoned for sex assault on 16 people and voyeurism

THE CANADIAN PRESS Public reprimand for Ontario doctor who ‘brought shame to the profession’ through sexual abuse By Diana Mehta January 23, 2017 TORONTO — Ontario’s medical watchdog has issued a scathing reprimand against a psychiatrist who sexually abused multiple patients over more than a decade, saying the man brought shame to the profession. The […]

Psychiatrist disciplined for performing liposuction

The Times-Picayune New Orleans-area psychiatrist disciplined for performing cosmetic surgery January 04, 2013 By Laura Maggi The state licensing board for Louisiana doctors has found that a New Orleans-area psychiatrist improperly performed liposuction and offered “stem cell injection therapy” at a clinic where she worked. The physician, Denise Marie Graham, agreed in December to stop […]

James Edgar, South Tampa Psychiatrist, Arrested after pointing Shotgun at Pool Cleaner

St. Petersburg Times South Tampa psychiatrist accused of pointing shotgun at pool man cuts deal By Alexandra Zayas March 31, 2010 A South Tampa psychiatrist accused of pointing a shotgun at a pool cleaner agreed Tuesday to enter a program that could lead to the charges being dropped. James Roy Edgar, 64, told police he […]

Connecticut Psychiatrist Abhishek Shah Gets off Easy on Accusation of Sexual Assault but Gives up License to Practice

The Hartford Courant Psychiatrist Pleads No Contest To Unlawful Restraint Sex Charge Dropped By CHRISTINE DEMPSEY December 2, 2013 Psychiatrist Abhishek Shah [/caption]HARTFORD — A psychiatrist accused of sexually assaulting a woman in West Hartford a year ago was sentenced to probation Monday after he pleaded no contest to reduced charges. Abhishek Shah, 32, who […]

Kimberly Frank, Wisconsin Child Psychiatrist, Attempted to Abduct 2 children from Florida Beach

Child Psychiatrist Arrested After Allegedly Trying to Abduct 2 Children AOL News By David Lohr Apr 8, 2011 Authorities in Florida have arrested a child psychiatrist from Wisconsin who allegedly attempted to abduct two children at a North Naples beach after attacking them and a sibling. Kimberly Hammes Frank, 47, of Mequon, Wis., was arrested […]

Florida Psychiatrist Jerome Feldman Sent to Prison for 16 years – cheated “seriously ill people out of $400,000 with false promises of organ transplants in the Philippines, where he was tracked down by the FBI”

The Post Standard (Syracuse, NY) HE GETS PRISON FOR ORGAN-TRANSPLANT CON; JEROME FELDMAN, WHOSE ESTRANGED WIFE LIVES IN BALDWINSVILLE, LURED FIVE SICK PEOPLE TO PHILIPPINES. By John O’Brien May 28, 2010 A former psychiatrist was sent to prison for nearly 16 years Thursday for duping seriously ill people out of $400,000 with false promises of […]

John Wisner, Kansas Psychiatrist (and priest) – defrocked – multiple allegations of sex abuse

Kansas City Star KCK priest is defrocked years after investigation into sexual abuse allegations BY Judy L. Thomas June 21, 2018 A priest in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas has been defrocked years after an investigation into multiple allegations of sexual abuse. The Rev. John H. Wisner was returned to the lay state, […]

Wyoming Psych Matthew Hopkins Convicted – gets prison time for inhaling compressed air before causing head-on crash

Star Tribune Jury convicts former Wyoming psychiatrist in DUI crash Jun 21, 2018 CODY — A former Wyoming psychiatrist has been found guilty of several charges stemming from a crash that injured another person. A jury in Cody convicted Matthew Hopkins of intentional misuse of a toxic product, controlled substance DUI and aggravated assault. The […]

Mohamed Saleh, Jacksonville, Florida’s “Most Bizarre Shrink”

Folio Weekly Strange Days By Susan Cooper Eastman June 21-27, 2011 Jacksonville’s eccentric “Dr. Detox” has a run-in with regulators over abandoned medical records and equipment The last time Folio Weekly wrote about Jacksonville psychiatrist Dr. Mohamed Saleh (“Searching for Dr. Detox,” May 10), we noted he was both the city’s “most high-profile” and “most […]

Mohamed Omar Saleh, Florida Psychiatrist – arrested for drunken driving – his specialty is “substance abuse”

Florida Times Union Jacksonville psychiatrist who specializes in substance abuse treatment charged with DUI By Jim Schoettler July 20, 2012 A Jacksonville psychiatrist who specializes in substance abuse and addiction treatment was arrested Thursday and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or chemical substance, police said. Mohamed Omar Saleh, 59, of Campbell Avenue […]

Valerie Augustus, Tennessee Psychiatrist, spanked at least 10 patients with whips and riding crops

Tennessean Psychiatrist spanked patients with whips, riding crops, and called them ‘mules,’ officials say By Brett Kelman June 15, 2018 A Memphis psychiatrist has been forced to close her office for two months and potentially lose her medical license for good after it was discovered she spanked at least 10 patients with whips and riding […]

Vicki Morrow, North Carolina Psychiatrist, violated the “ethics” of the psychiatric profession

Winston-Salem Journal Surry psychiatrist agrees to place license in inactive status By Richard Craver May 29, 2018 A Surry County psychiatrist, Dr. Vicki Olivia Morrow, agreed Friday to a consent order with the N.C. Medical Board that placed her license in an inactive status. The order was made public on the board’s website Tuesday. Morrow, […]

Juan Fernandez III, Wisconsin Psychiatrist, sued by patient who was awarded more than $860,000 by a jury

The Washington Times ‘Recovered-memory’ suit yields large jury award By Cheryl Wetzstein September 04, 1999 A Wisconsin woman who accused her psychiatrist of making her think she had dozens of multiple personalities and had been sexually abused by her father was awarded more than $860,000 by a jury this week. The medical malpractice case was […]

Joel Hanson, Utah Psychiatrist – accused of posing as a photographer and secretly videotaping models as they undressed – sentenced to 30 days in jail

The Associated Press June 22, 2000 Former mental health officials sentenced to jail Psychiatrist Joel W. Hanson, the former Davis County mental health director accused of posing as a photographer and secretly videotaping models as they undressed, has been sentenced to 30 days in jail. Second District Judge Pam Heffernan this week also ordered Hanson […]