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

David Israelstam, 73-year old Wisconsin Psychiatrist Busted – Child Porn

Wisconsin State Journal Madison psychiatrist with history of inappropriate behavior charged with possessing child pornography By Sandy Cullen February 28, 2013 A Madison psychiatrist who has been reprimanded twice in the past for inappropriate conduct with patients was charged Thursday with two counts of possession of child pornography. Dr. David M. Israelstam, 73, was released […]

Gayathri Kumarasuriar, Malaysian Psychiatrist, accusing journalists of sensationalizing sexual harassment involving doctors

Free Malaysia Today ‘Press guilty of hype over sexual harassment claims’ By Vinodh Pillai August 1, 2018 SERDANG: A psychiatrist has accused journalists of tarnishing the image of doctors, saying the media were sensationalising claims of sexual harassment involving doctors. Dr Gayathri K Kumarasuriar of Hospital Tengku Ampuan Rahimah in Klang said the press “had […]

Michigan Psychiatrist Gets the Slammer, Faces $10 Million Lawsuits, May No Longer Practice

Monroe News Monroe Doctor Sentenced In Sexual Assaults By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS March 22, 2013 A former psychiatrist who practiced in Monroe was sentenced Thursday to a year in jail for sexually assaulting patients and also has been named in additional civil lawsuits, with the alleged victims seeking $10 million in damages. Dr. Abdullahi A. […]

Georgia Psych Busted – Drugs for Sex

Savannah Morning News Savannah psychiatrist held on federal sex-for-drugs charges January 26, 2013 By Jan Skutch A federal judge has ordered a Savannah psychiatrist detained on accusations he exchanged prescriptions and cash for sex with local strippers. Dr. William Ellien, 58, was arrested on Wednesday on a federal complaint for illegally distributing controlled substances for […]

6th Sexual Complaint Against Psych

CTV News Former Cambridge psychiatrist facing more historical sexual assault charges Jan. 7, 2013 Two more charges have been laid against a former psychiatrist at Cambridge Memorial Hospital. In April 2012, a man came forward with allegations of sexual assault and exploitation against Allan Umar-Khitab. Charges were laid in that incident, which is alleged to […]

NY Psychiatrist Surendra Johri Arrested Again for Sex Abuse

WSYR Utica Psychiatrist Arrested Again For Sex Abuse by Dave Smith Utica, N.Y.- Utica Police have arrested and filed additional sex crime charges against local psychiatrist Surendra Johri. Police has charged him with two counts of forcible touching and two counts of sexual abuse. The charges stem from an alleged incident that was brought to […]

Aviel Goodman, St. Paul psychiatrist, guilty of possessing more than 20,000 child pornography images

Pioneer Press St. Paul psychiatrist pleads guilty to collecting more than 20,000 child porn images By Deanna Weniger July 20, 2018 A licensed St. Paul psychiatrist pleaded guilty Friday of possessing more than 20,000 child pornography images on his home computer. Aviel Li Goodman, 62, entered a guilty plea to one count of receipt of […]

Billy Lockhart, San Francisco Psychiatrist and his boyfriend charged with possession of child porn – Lockhart pleads guilty

San Francisco Chronicle Ex-UCSF psychiatrist charged with possession of child porn pleads guilty By Erin Stone and Evan Sernoffsky July 18, 2018 A former University of California, San Francisco psychiatrist pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of child pornography. Billy Lockhart, 38, was a resident for UCSF’s department of psychiatry when he was arrested in May […]

Adrian Morris, NY Psychiatrist, arrested – charged with exchanging prescription drugs for sex

Daily Gazette Feds: Clifton Park doctor exchanged drugs for sex Probe involved multiple agencies By Kassie Parisi July 19, 2018 A Clifton Park psychiatrist was arrested Thursday on charges that accuse him of exchanging prescription drugs for sex and distributing drugs to patients without valid prescriptions. Adrian Morris, 61, specializes in addiction recovery, according to […]

Austin Psychiatrist Charles Fischer Imprisoned for 40 years – now sued for $1 Million

KXAN Ex-child psychiatrist in prison for sexual assault sued for $1 million January 24, 2017 AUSTIN (KXAN) – Dr. Charles Fischer was sentenced in November to 40 years in prison after being convicted of multiple charges of sexual assault of a child. Now, one of his victims has filed a lawsuit seeking $1 million in […]

Allan Khitab – Psychiatrist arrested again – long history of sexually abusing boys

DurhamRegion.com 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 […]

TV psychiatrist Keith Ablow denies sexual contact accusations

Salem News Psychiatrist denies allegations By Paul Leighton SALEM — The psychiatrist who has been accused of engaging in sexual contact with a patient denied the accusations on Monday. Dr. Keith Ablow said there is no truth to the allegations in a lawsuit filed last week by a Salem woman in Newburyport Superior Court. He […]

Barlow Smith, 85-year-old Texas Psychiatrist, Surrenders License – History of sexual relation with patient. Improperly prescribed drugs to 10 patients – One died of the toxic effects of multiple drugs. U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration raided his office in 2013. Criminal case still pending.

Austin American Statesman Two Central Texas doctors lose licenses after felony convictions By Mary Ann Roser Sept. 20, 2015 — Begin Excerpt Barlow Smith, an 85-year-old Marble Falls psychiatrist, and Dennis Barson Jr. of Hutto, who turns 43 this month and practiced neurology in Austin, were among five Central Texas physicians the Texas Medical Board […]

Victims and their Families Hug and Rejoice as California Psychiatrist William Ayres is Led Off to Jail

San Jose Mercury News Peninsula child psychiatrist sent to jail as his molestation victims applaud By Joshua Melvin August 7, 2013 REDWOOD CITY — Victims of convicted child molester William Ayres burst into applause Wednesday when a judge ordered the once-renowned child psychiatrist to begin serving his sentence behind bars. As deputies pushed a thin, […]