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

Jules Masserman, former President of the American Psychiatric Association – sued by six women for sexual misconduct

Chicago Tribune Trust betrayed Sex abuse by therapists prompts ethical debate By David McCracken September 27, 1992 The American Psychiatric Association’s Ethics Committee held its annual confidential meetings this month in Washington as a former patient renewed her accusations of rape and drug abuse against a past president of the group. Last year the APA’s […]

Italian psychiatrist Marco Bonetti accused of sexual violence against six women (5 of them patients)

Google machine translation: HuffPost € 50 for certificates and sexual violence to patients: arrested the aostan psychiatrist Marco Bonetti January 11, 2018 Week of illness thanks to fake medical certificates obtained by paying the Aostan psychiatrist Marco Bonetti 50 euros: for this accusation the court of Aosta sentenced to two years and 10 months of […]

VA Hospital Psychiatrist Stephen Greer (Oklahoma) – History of Sexual Misconduct

USA TODAY Investigation: VA knowingly hires doctors with past malpractice claims, discipline for poor care By Donovan Slack December 3, 2017 +++ Excerpt The VA hospital in Muskogee, Okla., hired a psychiatrist in 2013 with multiple disciplinary actions against his Oklahoma license, including for sexual misconduct, according to internal documents obtained by USA TODAY. Hospital […]

Steven Dingle, Arizona State Hospital psychiatrist, reprimanded for sexual misconduct involving three different female subordinates Arizona State Hospital top doctor has history of sexual misconduct, harassment By Dave Biscobing December 13, 2017 A patient inside the Arizona State Hospital has raised concerns about the chief medical officer, who has a history of sexual harassment and misconduct involving multiple women at another facility. Due to the national attention surrounding sexual […]

Lenton Morrow, Sacramento psychiatrist, sexually abused patient and overdrugged five others

Sacramento Bee Sacramento psychiatrist ordered to surrender license in sex abuse complaint By Cathie Anderson December 11, 2017 The California Medical Board ordered that Dr. Lenton Joby Morrow, who practiced at a Sacramento psychiatric hospital, surrender his medical license on Nov. 28 after investigating complaints that he had sexually abused one patient and overprescribed drugs […]

Windsor Psych Ravi Shenava – Accused of Sexually Abusing patients

CTV News Windsor Disciplinary hearing date set for Windsor doctor November 29, 2017 A Windsor doctor accused of sexually abusing patients has date set for a disciplinary hearing. The provincial college of physicians and surgeons has scheduled Feb. 12 for Dr. Ravi Shenava to begin arguments about the merits of the allegations. Besides alleged sexual […]

Julian Kent, Aussie Psychiatrist, sexually abused three vulnerable patients – banned for life

The Advertiser BEAST ON THE COUCH By Nigel Hunt November 17, 2017 AN Adelaide psychiatrist who sexually abused three of his vulnerable patients has been banned for life, after a lengthy investigation by police and the state’s medical board. Dr Julian Kent pleaded guilty to professional misconduct over the shocking abuse, which happened over a […]

Ian McAlpine, Aussie child psychiatrist, on trial for raping two teenage patients – “brainwashing” one of them November 13 2017 Ex-child psychiatrist goes on trial accused of historic sex abuse A former child psychiatrist accused of raping and molesting two teenage patients between 1988 and 1990 “brainwashed” one of his complainants into thinking she loved him, a Perth court has heard. Prosecutor Alan Dungey said one of the alleged victims started […]

Dale Giolas, Illinois psychiatrist, sued by patient for improper sexual activity

Business Insurance Insurer must cover defense of psychiatrist accused of sexual misconduct By Judy Greenwald November 9, 2017 A federal court has ruled a medical malpractice insurer has a duty to defend a psychiatrist accused of inappropriate sexual activity with a patient, while also holding he is entitled to obtain independent counsel in the underlying […]

Jimmy Jindal, Indian psychiatrist, nearly stripped and paraded around town for molesting a woman patient

Indian Express Doctor assaulted, paraded for ‘molesting’ woman patient The victim told police that Jindal molested her after giving her sedatives when she visited him for consultation Thursday. By Sukhbir Siwach October 29, 2017 A PSYCHIATRIST in Fatehabad town of Haryana was assaulted, nearly stripped and paraded around the city Friday before being handed over […]

Dan Nicolau, Tennessee psychiatrist, must be chaperoned when treating females

Knoxville News Sentinel Sexual misconduct with patients, overprescribing drugs: 3 ET doctors on probation, state says By Kristi L Nelson October 23, 2017 Excerpt Three Upper East Tennessee doctors have their licenses on probation after both engaging in sexual misconduct with patients and overprescribing drugs, said the Tennessee Department of Health. One, psychiatrist Dr. Dan […]

Ontario Psychiatrist Ravi Shenava trial starts – accused of using his “power” to get sexual favors from patient & under investigation for sexual assault against 11 patients

CTV Alleged victim takes stand in sex assault trial of Windsor psychiatrist CTV Windsor October 23, 2017 A Windsor doctor is accused of using his power, and his signature, to get sexual favours from a former patient. The trial of Doctor Ravi Shenava, 67, started Monday in Windsor Superior Court. Dr. Shenava is charged with […]

Jean Paul Guittet, French psychiatrist, suspended for inappropriate contact with patient

machine translation: Sarthe: a psychiatrist suspended for 3 months for displaced gestures October 19, 2017 Dr Jean-Paul Guittet, a psychiatrist in Le Mans, was sentenced by the disciplinary chamber of the order of doctors to three months suspended exercise, according to information from France Bleu Maine. An elderly patient accuses the practitioner of having […]

Blaise Wolfrum, Illinois Psychiatrist, “danger to the public”, “violated boundaries with a young patient”

WGN9 Suburban psychiatrist’s license suspended after claims of inappropriate contact with patient October 18, 2017 By Meghan Dwyer SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A Schaumburg psychiatrist has had his medical license suspended after state regulators said he had inappropriate contact with a young patient and was not following the rules for prescribing controlled substances. The state said […]

New Mexico psychiatrist Alan Emamdee, already arrested for sexual misconduct, now sued by 12 patients

Farmington Daily News Doctor accused of sexual misconduct, abuse by patients By Joshua Kellogg October 12, 2017 FARMINGTON — A civil lawsuit was filed against San Juan Regional Medical Center and Dr. Alan Emamdee by 12 of his former patients who accuse him of sexual abuses and assaults the suit claims were facilitated by the […]