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

Overland Park psychiatrist Brian Patrick Lahey, sex with patients, loses Kansas license, can still work in Missouri

Kansas City Star JoCo doctor accused of sex with patients loses Kansas license, can still work in Mo. BY Andy Marso April 18, 2019 An Overland Park psychiatrist has agreed to an indefinite suspension of his Kansas license amid allegations of having sex with patients and other violations. But he remains licensed to practice in […]

Richard Farmer, Psychiatrist, East Memphis, wrote prescriptions “in exchange for sexual favors or companionship”

Commercial Appeal Here are the Memphis medical professionals indicted in federal opioid crackdown By Micaela Watts April 18, 2019 — Begin excerpt Richard Farmer Farmer is a psychiatrist with a practice in East Memphis, and is accused of prescribing hydrocodone and aprazolam, or Xanax, to female patients in exchange for sexual favors or their companionship. […]

Overland Park Psychiatrist Brian Lahey Loses License – Accused of Having Sex with a Patient

KCUR Overland Park Psychiatrist Accused Of Having Sex With A Patient Loses His License By Dan Margolies March 17, 2019 An Overland Park psychiatrist has lost his medical license after state regulators alleged he had sex with a patient, exploited a patient relationship for financial gain and continued to practice after his license was suspended […]

Las Cruces psychiatrist Mark Beale charged with rape – alleged inappropriate contact with six patients

Las Cruces Sun-News Las Cruces psychiatrist who allegedly had sex with patients charged with rape By Bethany Freudenthal April 12, 2019 LAS CRUCES – A Las Cruces psychiatrist and pain management specialist allegedly forced woman to have sex with him, police say. Dr. Mark Beale, 72, is alleged to have had inappropriate contact with six […]

New Hartford Psych Surendra Johri – Sentencing Delayed – convicted of sexual abuse charges

Observer-Dispatch Sentencing for former New Hartford psychiatrist delayed By Jolene Cleaver April 11, 2019 UTICA — Sentencing for a former New Hartford psychiatrist convicted of sexual abuse charges has been delayed as his attorney plans to file motions in Utica City Court for a potential appeal. Surendra Johri, 61, was found guilty in February on […]

Irish UnNamed Psychiatrist, licese revoked over sexual relationship with vulnerable patient

Irish Times Psychiatrist struck off over sexual relationship with vulnerable patient Woman attended doctor for treatment of bipolar disorder, court heard A psychiatrist who engaged in a sexual relationship with a female patient has been struck off the medical register by the president of the High Court. Mr Justice Peter Kelly confirmed a recommendation from […]

Psychiatrist Prabakar Rajan Thomas, Australia, gets prison time in sexual assault of patient

9News Psychiatrist jailed for assaulting vulnerable, long-term patient By Benjamin Ansell March 29, 2019 A former Melbourne psychiatrist who sexually assaulted a vulnerable long-term patient has been jailed for two years. The wife of Prabakar Rajan Thomas wailed as County Court Judge Liz Gaynor told the 69-year-old he would spend at least 14 months behind […]

NY Psych Surendra Johri, forced to surrender his license – sexual abuse – sentencing April 11

WKTV NY REVOKES MEDICAL LICENSE OF PSYCHIATRIST FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL ABUSE Dr. Surendra Johri will have to surrender his license to the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct. March 27, 2019 The state has revoked the medical license of the New Hartford psychiatrist found guilty of sexual abuse. Dr. Surendra Johri will […]

Psychiatrist John Wisner, engaged in sexual misconduct, defrocked by Catholic Church – no longer licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri

Kansas City Star Defrocked KCK priest no longer holds active medical license in Kansas or Missouri By Judy L. Thomas March 18, 2019 A priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas defrocked last year over what church leaders said were credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors is no longer licensed to practice […]

Prabakar Rajan Thomas, Melbourne Psychiatrist, to be sentenced next month – sexual assault on patient

The Age Melbourne psychiatrist sexually assaulted vulnerable patient By Karen Sweeney March 15, 2019 A Melbourne psychiatrist who sexually assaulted a vulnerable long-term patient has been slammed for the “absolutely catastrophic” impact of his abuse of power. Prabakar Rajan Thomas, 69, pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual assault on Friday, more than three years […]

Psychiatrist is First to have License Revoked

The Washington Post March 8, 1981 A Miami psychiatrist, Dr. Michael L. Solloway, became the first psychiatrist in Florida to have his license revoked for having sex with a patient. The state Board of Medical Examiners took the action after Solloway, 42, admitted having an affair with a woman he had been treating for four […]

Psychiatrist Ordered to Pay $4.6 million in damages

The New York Times PATIENT AWARDED $4.6 MILLION July 8, 1981 A psychiatrist who admitted having sex with a patient in two years of $110-a-week therapy sessions was ordered today to pay $4.6 million in damages to the woman. The patient’s attorney, Marvin Lewis, said it was the largest psychological injury award granted in the […]

Eugene Redmond, former psychiatry professor at the Yale School of Medicine, sexually harassed a student

Yale Daily News I SAW WHAT I SAW: On this island, a Yale professor sexually harassed a Yale student. Did the University do enough? By Jever Mariwala, Alice Park, & Marisa Peryer March 5, 2019 A Yale student endured serial sexual harassment during a summer internship. The perpetrator — a School of Medicine professor — […]

Psychiatrist Gregory Villabona, Dover, Delaware – sexually abused two girls, kept unlicensed guns in his office, repeatedly prescribed in a careless manner

New York Post Perv psychiatrist finally loses license over sex with patients By Associated Press March 6, 2019 DOVER, Delaware — A Delaware psychiatrist has lost his medical license after being accused of having sex with his patients, keeping unlicensed guns in his office and repeatedly prescribing drugs in a careless manner in the years […]

Domingo Cerra-Fernandez, Ocala Psychiatrist, Suspended by State, now one of 30 highest paid state employees

Miami Herald Psychiatrist suspended for ‘inappropriate relationship.’ He got a $196K state job. By Steve Contorno and Lawrence Mower February 28, 2019 TALLAHASSEE – Less than a year ago, Domingo Cerra Fernandez was suspended from practicing medicine in Florida. He still can’t in New York. The Ocala psychiatrist allegedly committed one of the cardinal sins […]

North Shore psychiatrist Keith Ablow accused of sexually exploiting patients

Boston Globe ‘I own you’: Prominent psychiatrist accused of sexually exploiting patients By Michael Rezendes February 21, 2019 NEWBURYPORT — A prominent North Shore psychiatrist is facing lawsuits from three female patients who say he lured them into degrading sexual relationships, including beatings, conversations about bondage, and, in one case, getting a tattoo of the […]

David Brendel, Belmont Psychiatrist, suspended – sexual relationship with a former patient

Board of Registration in Medicine NEWS News Massachusetts Board of Medicine Takes Disciplinary Action July 13, 2017 WAKEFIELD — At its meeting on July 13, 2017, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine took disciplinary action against the medical licenses of Sara E. Russell, M.D, David H. Brendel, M.D., and Natasha A. Reid, M.D. In […]

Psychiatrist Brian Lahey suspended in Kansas found “practicing” in Missouri

Kansas City Star Psychiatrist accused of sex with Overland Park patients still practices in Missouri By Andy Marso February 11, 2019 A former Overland Park psychiatrist continues to practice in Missouri after being suspended in Kansas and facing an investigation by the state medical board. The Kansas Board of Healing Arts suspended Brian Patrick Lahey’s […]

New Hartford Psychiatrist Surendra Johri, found guilty in sex abuse trial – sentencing April 11

WKTV GUILTY VERDICT IN NEW HARTFORD PSYCHIATRIST’S SEX ABUSE TRIAL February 7, 2019 By Joleen Ferris UTICA, N.Y. — A judge reached a guilty verdict in the sex abuse trial of a New Hartford psychiatrist, accused of inappropriately touching and exposing himself to two patients. Doctor Surendra Johri was found guilty of two counts of […]

Surendra Johri, NY psychiatrist – trial begins – accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with patients

Observer Dispatch Sex abuse trial begins for New Hartford psychiatrist Johri By Jolene Cleaver February 4, 2019 UTICA — The first of two alleged sexual assault victims took the stand Monday in Utica City Court to testify against their former psychiatrist, Dr. Surendra Johri. Johri, of New Hartford, is accused of engaging in sexual misconduct […]

San Francisco Psychiatrist Billy Lockhart, Yale Grad – license revoked – caught with child porn

San Diego Union Tribune Medical board revokes license of San Francisco doctor caught with child porn By Hannah Fry January 31, 2019 A San Francisco psychiatrist who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography was stripped of his medical license this week. A federal judge last year sentenced Billy Lockhart to three years in prison, […]

Arnold Hutschnecker, 89-YEAR-OLD Psychiatrist, sued for Sex with a patient – under the guise of psychiatric treatment

Newsday (New York) Therapist, 89, Accused of Seduction By Anthony M. DeStefano January 30, 1988 She was in her thirties. He was her octogenarian psychiatrist. Was what they had together love or was it therapy? That is the question to be answered in an unusual medical malpractice action now winding its way through State Supreme […]

Harold Goldberg, Massachusetts Psychiatrist, suspended, 11-year sexual relationship with a patient

The Boston Globe Center suspends director; Psychiatrist admits sexual relationship with private patient By Dolores Kong June 2, 1989 The director of the state-run West-Ros-Park Mental Health Center has been suspended without pay after admitting he had an 11-year sexual relationship with a patient he was treating in his private psychiatry practice. Dr. Harold L. […]

Margaret Bean-Bayog, Massachusetts Psychiatrist, accused of sexual misconduct, psychiatric malpractice and wrongful death

The Boston Globe Written records cover case notes, letters, fantasy By Don Aucoin April 6, 1992 The case of a Lexington psychiatrist and the patient she is accused of driving to suicide has unfolded publicly to an unusual extent because of a voluminous written record that includes three major groups: case notes, sexual fantasies, and […]

Stanley Kanter, nationally known Harvard Medical School psychiatrist, surrenders medical license – allegations of sex abuse

The Boston Globe Psychiatrist accused of abuse agrees to shut down practice By Alison Bass, Globe Staff July 15, 1992 A nationally known Harvard Medical School psychiatrist, already charged with sexually abusing one female patient, has agreed to stop practicing medicine in the wake of three new allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Dr. Stanley […]

UK psychiatrist Brian Harris on trial – charges of indecent assault and rape against five men

BBC Dr Brian Harris, 77, worked for the NHS and in a private practice in Cardiff for 40 years. March 14, 2017 He denies all 13 charges of sexual assault, indecent assault and rape against five men. The allegations are said to have taken place between 1991 and 2011. The trial at Merthyr Crown Court […]

Welsh psychiatrist Brian Harris’ license revoked – continued to “practice” while under investigation for sexual misconduct

BMJ Psychiatrist who saw patients after being told to stop practising is struck off By Clare Dyer December 15, 2017 A former consultant psychiatrist who ignored an order from the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service to stop practising while under investigation for misconduct has been struck off the UK medical register. Brian Harris, 77, of south […]

Brian Harris, Cardiff psychiatrist, accused of indecent assault and rape against five patients at hospitals

Penarth Times Psychiatrist denies sex attacks at hospitals – including Sully By Anthony Lewis March 14, 2017 A HOME Office psychiatrist accused of carrying out historic sex attacks on patients at hospitals across south Wales – including Sully – has appeared in court. Dr Brian Harris, 77, is accused of 13 charges of sexual assault, […]

Hicksville psychiatrist Raj A. Danthuluri – convicted of sexual abuse Hicksville psychiatrist convicted of sexual abuse By ZACHARY R. DOWDY A Hicksville psychiatrist faces up to a year in prison for sexually abusing a 16-year-old girl during counseling in his offices in Rego Park, Queens, authorities said yesterday, but the therapist\’s attorney vowed to appeal the verdict. Raj A. Danthuluri, 40, of 810 Highview […]

Lionel Rosen, Michigan Psychiatrist, failed to report abuse, AG’s office said

Lansing State Journal Here are 11 MSU employees who AG’s office said knew of Nassar’s abuse, but didn’t report it By Kara Berg December 21, 2018 LANSING — The Michigan Attorney General’s Office listed the names of 11 Michigan State University employees who were told about Larry Nassar’s abuse but failed to report it to […]