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

Alan John Stubley – guilty of raping and sexually abusing two female patients

The West Australian Doctor, 80, faces jail for sex abuse An 80-year-old former psychiatrist spent last night in prison after a jury found him guilty of raping and sexually abusing two female patients more than 30 years ago. After seven hours of deliberation, the Supreme Court jury convicted Alan John Stubley of 10 of the […]

John Christensen, Vancouver Psychiatrist – quadriplegia doesn’t stop his sexual misconduct

CBC Lawsuits claim Vancouver psychiatrist deceived care aides into sexual acts B.C. Supreme Court suits claim Dr. John Allan James Christensen hired women as home care aides By Jason Proctor May 11, 2018 Six women who claim they were employed as personal care aides are suing a disabled Vancouver psychiatrist for allegedly deceiving them into […]

Evan Zimmer, Florida psychiatrist, indicted as part of a suspected brothel

Miami Herald Miami Beach psychiatrist linked to prostitution bust; A Miami Beach doctor is facing racketeering charges after he was linked to a prostitution ring run out of a West Miami-Dade house. By David Ovalle December 10, 2008 A Miami Beach psychiatrist has been indicted as part of a suspected brothel discovered earlier this year […]

Walter Vandereycken, Belgian psychiatrist, Sexually abused Patient – Catholic University Suspended him as Professor, Suspended for Life as a Psychiatrist

BioEdge Belgian psychiatrist deregistered over abuse by Michael Cook November 9, 2014 A Belgian psychiatrist who sexually abused a patient who subsequently sought euthanasia has been deregistered. Walter Vandereycken’s offences surfaced in 2012 when Ann G, a woman with anorexia nervosa, accused him on Terzake, a well-known current affairs program. He was suspended from his […]

Santa Ana Psychiatrist Robert Perez – in hot water for having sex with a patient

OC Weekly Allegation of Sex with Patient Spurs More License Woes for Santa Ana Psychiatrist By Matt Coker May 8, 2018 A Santa Ana psychiatrist—who was disciplined by the state medical board in December for his ill treatment of patients, family members, an Orange County judge and a medical board investigator—is now in hot water […]

Adam Travis, San Fran Psychiatrist – not allowed to see female patients without a chaperone

KPIX 5 San Mateo Bay Area Psychiatrist On Leave Amid Investigation By Devin Fehely April 25, 2018 A well-known Bay Area psychiatrist is under investigation with new documents revealing he is not being allowed see female patients without a chaperone. According to documents obtained by KPIX 5 from the California Medical Board, Dr. Adam Travis’ […]

San Diego Psychiatrist Leon Fajerman – 8 patients claim they were fondled, kissed, groped or subjected to sexual abuse

NBC 7 San Diego More Allegations That Local Doctor Sexually Abused Female Patients Eight women now claim they were fondled, kissed, groped or subject to similar sexual abuse by a South Bay psychiatrist, according to accusations by the California Medical Board. By Paul Krueger Apr 19, 2018 Eight women now claim they were fondled, kissed, […]

Psych Kim Hyun-chul, Korea, inappropriate sexual relationships with patients, posted private information about one of his patients online – expelled from psych group

Korean Biomedical Review Korean psychiatrists bolster ethics education after ‘You Ah-in incident’ By Marian Chu April 20, 2018 The Korean Neuropsychiatric Association said Thursday that it would add an ethics portion to the exam for psychiatric specialists following a controversial psychiatrist tweeting that a top Korean celebrity had bipolar disorder in December. The psychiatrist Kim […]

Claudio Soares, University of Alberta head of psychiatry, facing sex misconduct charges

CBCNEWS New University of Alberta psychiatry chair facing sexual misconduct allegation By Charles Rusnell Sep 11, 2012 The University of Alberta’s new head of psychiatry is facing an allegation of sexual misconduct involving a female patient in Ontario. Documents obtained by CBC News indicate the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons will hold a hearing […]

Brian Cassmassi, Calabasas psychiatrist, showed his patient gay porn, exposed his penis and began masturbating in front of him

The Acorn Lewd psychiatrist could lose license By Ian Bradley April 18, 2018 Calabasas psychiatrist Brian Cassmassi faces a June 4 court date relating to charges that he exposed himself to a male patient in his office. Cassmassi, who is in danger of losing his medical license, is accused of an October 2015 incident in […]

Montana Psychiatrist James Peak – gives up license after getting busted for possessing child pornography, he bought and received material through the mail

The Associated Press Board suspends license of child psychiatrist Dateline: BILLINGS Mont. July 3, 2012 The state Board of Medical Examiners has suspended the medical license of a Billings child psychiatrist who last year pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. The Billings Gazette reports that the board suspended Dr. James H. Peak’s license on May […]

William Kadish, Mass. Psychiatrist, license revoked – sex with patient leaving her “severely traumatized” – admits his behavior was “an extreme and grotesque deviation from any rational conception of treatment”

The Boston Globe BOARD CITES ‘MISCONDUCT,’ REVOKES PSYCHIATRIST’S LICENSE By Judith Gaines August 26, 2001 The two women trusted their doctor, and he concedes that he betrayed that trust in “grotesque” ways. Citing “gross misconduct in the practice of medicine” and “extreme deviation from any clinically appropriate standard of care,” the Massachusetts Board of Registry […]

Delaware Psychiatrist Gregory Villabona; “immediate danger to public safety” – history of sex offenses

Associated Press State April 3, 2018 Hearing delayed for psychiatrist accused of sex offenses DOVER, Del. (AP) – Attorneys for a Delaware psychiatrist with a history of sex offenses have stalled his disciplinary hearing until next month. The delay gives Gregory Villabona’s lawyers more time to delve into two Department of Justice investigations that outline […]

Myron Brenner, Maryland Psychiatrist, surrendered his license to avoid disciplinary charges – sexual relationship with a female patient

The Daily Record Md. psychiatrists disciplined The Daily Record Staff November 12, 2008 The Maryland Board of Physicians on Tuesday announced disciplinary actions against two Maryland-based psychiatrists for failing to meet basic standards of psychiatric care. According to a board announcement, Dr. Myron Brenner of Owings Mills “surrendered his license to avoid disciplinary charges and […]

Charles Williams (aka C. Donald Williams); Washington Psychiatrist, disciplined for inappropriate sexual contact with women patients

The Seattle Times PSYCHIATRIST HASSLED FOR PAST MISTAKES? — INVESTIGATION REACTIVATED AFTER WOMAN INQUIRES ABOUT SEXUAL-CONTACT COMPLAINT By Peter Lewis June 22, 1993 A Yakima psychiatrist, disciplined five years ago for inappropriate sexual contact with women patients, alleges the state Medical Disciplinary Board has bowed to political pressure and is hounding him for the same […]