Sexual Misconduct

“Sexual misconduct is particularly damaging to the reputation of psychiatry because the damages to patients which result are mental and emotional in nature. If psychiatry loses the confidence of society, its ability effectively to pursue its mission will be damaged.”
– American Psychiatric Association, March 1993

Marshall Hubsher, NY psychiatrist, accused of raping patient, surrendered license, now arrested on drug charges

News12 Long Island Doctor, ex-psychiatrist accused of selling pills October 30, 2014 HEMPSTEAD – A doctor and a former psychiatrist in Nassau are accused of selling prescription pills. Prosecutors say Marshall Hubsher, along with Dr. Howard Mahler, conspired to sell prescription drugs such as Xanax and Adderall. They say the pair was working out of […]

William Kafin, Illinois Psychiatrist, accused of immoral conduct

Chicago Tribune State suspends license of suburban psychiatrist because of alleged relationship with patient By Alexandra Chachkevitch February 1, 2013 The license of a psychiatrist practicing in Glenview and Skokie has been suspended for at least three years because of an alleged sexual relationship with a 19-year-old female patient more than 10 years ago, according […]

William W. Wood, Illinois psychiatrist, “immediate danger to the public”, sex with patient, his license was previously revoked in Wisconsin – sex with patient

ROCKFORD (WREX) Rockford psychiatrist suspended after allegations of sexual misconduct By Audrey Moon January 27, 2015 A Rockford psychiatrist is immediately suspended after he is accused of inappropriately prescribing medications and being involved in sexual misconduct with several female patients, according to a notice of temporary suspension from the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional […]

Monissa Solberg, Rhode Island Psychiatrist, surrenders license over ‘intimate relationship’ with patient

Providence Journal Providence psychiatrist surrenders license over ‘intimate relationship’ with patient By G. Wayne Miller August 30, 2018 PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Psychiatrist Monissa Solberg has agreed to voluntarily surrender her license to practice medicine in Rhode Island following a state Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline investigation that concluded that she “had an intimate relationship […]

David Wilson, McKay-Dee Hospital Psychiatrist, Ogden, Utah – Child porn charges dismissed

Standard-Examiner Child pornography charges dismissed against former McKay-Dee Hospital doctor By Loretta Park November 29, 2016 OGDEN — A judge has ruled there’s insufficient evidence to prove a former doctor downloaded child pornography on his work computer. On Nov. 10, Judge Scott M. Hadley dismissed all 15 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor filed […]

Psychiatrist Joseph Jurand, West Virginia, sexually assaulted 15-year-old girl who was interested in Psychiatry

Herald-Mail Trial date set for Jefferson County psychiatrist on sex assault charges By Richard F. Belisle May 8, 2013 CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — An Oct. 15 trial date has been set for a Jefferson County psychiatrist who was indicted by a county grand jury in April on felony sexual assault and abuse charges in a […]

Psychiatrist John Matt Dorn aka James Hitchcock Ochiltree – Sexual Harassment

Bangor Daily News Investigator says woman’s claims of sexual harassment against former psychiatrist have merit By Abigail Curtis April 27, 2013 BRUNSWICK, Maine — A Bath woman has reasonable grounds to claim that she was subject to a hostile environment in public accommodations when her therapist allegedly subjected her to sexual comments and unwelcome touching, […]

Kansas City Psychiatrist Kenneth Spaulding – in hot water – had phone sex with patient

The Kansas City Star Psychiatrist who had phone sex with patient faces license suspension July 4, 2009 Missouri authorities have suspended the medical license of a Kansas City psychiatrist for having phone sex and making other sexual advances toward a patient. While practicing at Two Rivers Psychiatric Hospital in 2007, Kenneth Spaulding improperly embraced and […]

Edward Rossario, Florida Psychiatrist, Sentenced for Sex with Patient

Fort Lauderdale News and Sun Sentinel PSYCHIATRIST SENTENCED FOR SEX WITH PATIENT April 2, 1978 ORLANDO — A Daytona Beach psychiatrist who admitted having sexual affair with a patient was placed on three years probation yesterday by the Florida Board of Medical Examiners, which rejected a recommendation of harsher punishment. Just before board members cast […]

Harmadan Singh, UK Psychiatrist, “Tried to Manipulate My Mind”

Welwyn Hatfield Times Sex assault doctor ‘was trying to manipulate my mind’ says victim March 25, 2013 By David Burke A woman who was sexually assaulted by a psychiatrist at the QE2 Hospital in WGC has accused her tormentor of trying to manipulate her mind. Shamed Dr Harmadan Singh was spared jail by a judge, […]

William Ellien, Georgia Psychiatrist, faces up to 20 years in prison and $1 Million fine — Preyed on vulnerable women

WSAV Savannah Psychiatrist Pleads Guilty to Trading Drug Prescriptions for Sex By JoAnn Merrigan March 22, 2013 A Savannah psychiatrist has pled guilty in federal court to felony charges of distributing drugs to his customers without a legitimate medical purpose. 57 year old William Ellien made his plea before U.S. District Judge William Moore, Jr. […]

Anada Chellappan, Virginia Psychiatrist, Surrenders to Police

TIMES-DISPATCH Henrico psychiatrist faces new patient sex charge STAFF REPORTS January 24, 2013 Henrico County police have filed a new sex charge against a psychiatrist accused of having inappropriate contact with patients. Lt. Linda N. Toney said Dr. Anada Chellappan surrendered Wednesday and was booked on a charge of sexual battery for an incident that […]

Edmundo Chirinos, Venezuelan psychiatrist, “treated Hugo Chávez and ended up in jail for murdering and raping his patients”

aldianews.com ‘Blood on the Couch,’ the history of Chávez’s killer psychiatrist By Andrea Rodés August 07, 2018 The Venezuelan diaspora in Miami doesn’t need to be reminded who Hugo Chavez was, but perhaps members of the population never heard of Edmundo Chirinos, a psychiatrist who treated Hugo Chávez and ended up in jail for murdering […]

Sridhar Yaratha, Virginia VA psychiatrist, in hot water In three states, Suspended in West Virginia and Iowa amid allegations of alcoholism and sexual misconduct – in Virginia involved in violence against patient

Virginian Pilot State doctor arranged for one mental health patient to attack another, federal judge rules By Scott Daugherty August 6, 2018 A doctor at a state mental hospital arranged for one patient to attack another at least three times, a federal judge has ruled. In return, according to court testimony, the attacker was rewarded […]

Edward Hallowell, Mass. Psychiatrist, “Expert on ADHD”, charged with grabbing butt

WCVB Edward Hallowell, noted psychiatrist, charged with indecent assault Hallowell a specialist in ADD, ADHD May 11, 2015 WALTHAM, Mass. — A noted specialist in the fields of attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is facing charges related to the alleged groping of a woman. Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, who was in Waltham […]