David Abramson, Harvard Psychiatrist, sued for “negligence and carelessness” in $20 million lawsuit

Harvard Crimson Harvard Faces Wrongful Death Lawsuit Over 2015 Student Suicide By Delano R. Franklin November 30, 2018 Harvard is currently facing a wrongful death lawsuit accusing the University and several of its employees of negligence in their care for a Harvard undergraduate, Luke Z. Tang ’18, who died by suicide in Sept. 2015. The […]

Charles Curran, Mass. Psychiatrist, Prolific Prescriber, Says Psych Drugs “Tickle the Brain”

ProPublica Fall River doctor among top tranquilizer prescribers in US By Charles Ornstein and Ryann Grochowski Jones June 10, 2015 Doctors around the nation wrote nearly 40 million prescriptions for tranquilizers such as Ativan and Xanax to Medicare patients in 2013, the first year its prescription drug program covered the medications, according to a review […]

Raymond Kam, Boston Psychiatrist, barred from practicing – says 16-year-old patient suffered from “evil spirits”

The Boston Globe Doctor barred for ‘spiritual diagnosis’; Sought to convert troubled teen and failed to report alleged abuse By Evan Allen May 11, 2013 A Boston Children’s Hospital psychiatrist who became convinced his 16-year-old patient suffered from “evil spirits” and appointed himself as her spiritual mentor has been barred from practicing medicine, according to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Psychiatrist Jack M. Gorman – admits sex with patient

Boston Globe Ex-McLean chief admits sex with patient Guilt said to lead him to resignation, crisis Scott Allen October 10, 2007 The former president of McLean Hospital in Belmont, who abruptly left his post last year without explanation, has admitted to “inappropriate sexual contact” with a patient that led to a personal crisis while he […]

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 […]

Christopher Rowland, Massachusetts Psychiatrist – sentenced to home confinement – prescribed drugs to addicts – one died of an overdose

The Boston Globe Psychiatrist gets 1-year sentence By Judy Rakowsky November 22, 1996 A Jamaica Plain psychiatrist was sentenced to a year’s home confinement yesterday after admitting he prescribed addictive medication to drug-dependent patients, one of whom died of an overdose of heroin and tranquilizers within days of filling his last prescription. Christopher V. Rowland, […]

Bessel van der Kolk, Mass. Psychiatrist, fired from his job over allegations that he bullied and denigrated employees

Boston Globe Allegations of employee mistreatment roil renowned Brookline trauma center By Liz Kowalczyk March 07, 2018 Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, a best-selling author on trauma whose research has attracted a worldwide following, has been fired from his job over allegations that he bullied and denigrated employees at his renowned Trauma Center. Van der […]

Mani Batchu, Illinois Psychiatrist – got prison time for child rape – “sophisticated predator took advantage of girl’s age and learning disability”

The Republican (Springfield, Massachusetts) November 19, 2011 Saturday Sex with minor brings 30 years By Stephanie Barry SPRINGFIELD – A federal judge on Friday sentenced an adolescent psychiatrist from Chicago to 30 years in prison for luring teen girls into sexual relationships over the Internet. His victims included a 15-year-old from South Hadley – who […]

Maine Psychiatrist Reinaldo de los Heros Suspended over drug prescriptions – “immediate jeopardy to the public”

Portland Press Herald License of Portland psychiatrist suspended over drug prescriptions By Gillian Graham & Joe Lawlor October 11, 2017 The state medical board has suspended the medical license of a psychiatrist who was placed on probation in 2016 following the suicide of one of his patients. The medical license of Dr. Reinaldo de los […]

Timothy Bunton, Virginia & Mass. Psychiatrist – now a registered sex offender – went to Harvard, worked at VA hospital

The Enterprise Former Brockton VA doctor now registered sex offender By Marc Larocque October 6, 2017 BROCKTON – A former Brockton VA campus doctor pleaded guilty to using a computer to solicit a minor, and he is now losing his right to practice medicine in Massachusetts. Timothy J. Bunton had already voluntarily agreed not to […]

HEIDI ASHIH – Mass. Psychiatrist, Suspended Indefinitely – resigned after an investigation into allegations that a patient was living in her home

Excerpts below. Full public record COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Middlesex, SS. Board of Registration in Medicine Adjudicatory Case No. 2016-011 In the Matter of HEIDI W. ASHIH, M.D. FINAL DECISION AND ORDER Excerpts: Through her admission that she committed non-sexual boundary violations with a patient, the Respondent engaged in conduct that places into question her competence […]

Joshua Golden, Mass. Psychiatrist, charged addicted patients illegal fees, agreed to pay more than $360,000 to settle allegations

Patriot Ledger Sharon psychiatrist took advantage of addicts, AG says By Patriot Ledger November 13, 2015 BOSTON – A psychiatrist who practices in Sharon has agreed to pay more than $360,000 to settle allegations that he charged patients for opioid addiction treatments that they should have received for free. The state attorney general’s office says […]

Christopher Palacios, Mass. Psychiatrist, charged with pushing, kicking and sexually assaulting his wife

The Sun Chronicle Psychiatrist given board reprimand By David Linton January 15, 2015 ATTLEBORO – A psychiatrist at Arbour-Fuller Hospital has been given a reprimand by the state Board of Registration in Medicine as a result of his arrest in 2012 on domestic assault charges. Dr. Christopher M. Palacios was arrested in 2012 following an […]