Jeffrey Shapiro, Psychiatrist, Disciplined in 2 states – “serious threat to public health”

The Associated Press May 24, 1999 State medical board suspends Andover psychiatrist Dateline: Boston A doctor disciplined by the New Hampshire Board of Medicine also has been suspended in Massachusetts, state officials said Monday. The state Board of Registration in Medicine announced it had suspended Dr. Jeffrey S. Shapiro, a psychiatrist and neurologist from Andover. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Psychiatrist Indicted for Federal Tax Crimes Bye Bye Beach Home By Joel Voss June 23, 2013 Englewood Florida – On May 15, psychiatrist Patricia Lynn Hough was indicted in Federal court on one charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States and four charges of fraud and false statements relating to her income tax returns for several years prior […]

William Belfar, New York “Anti-Pill” Psychiatrist – Arrested by Feds

Newsday (New York) June 19, 2013 Feds: Anti-pill doctor sold prescriptions By Ellen Yan A psychiatrist who publicly denounced doctors for selling painkillers for money was arrested yesterday for cashing in on the illegal business, too, federal officials said. William S. Belfar, of Huntington, charged up to $1,000 for each oxycodone prescription he wrote out […]

Perveen Rathore, psychiatrist, assaulted two hospital police officers

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE (Massachusetts) State suspends area psychiatrist; License yanked after incident at UMMC By Thomas Caywood March 13, 2008 State medical regulators last week suspended the license of a local psychiatrist, who practiced at UMass Memorial Medical Center and at a private practice in Westboro, after the doctor allegedly ignored an on-call assignment last […]

Shrink Param Shukla fondled girl, 13

The Boston Herald February 3, 2007 Children’s docs settle abuse suit By JESSICA FARGEN A young patient who was sexually assaulted by a predatory psychiatrist has reached a “substantial\’\’ settlement with him and other doctors who she says let her be victimized when she was a vulnerable, suicidal teen. Maria Fallon, now 20, says supervisors […]

Psychiatrist Param Shukla sentenced in sex assault

The Boston Herald Psychiatrist sentenced in sex assault By Marie Szaniszlo January 15, 2004 A psychiatrist was sentenced to two years\’ probation yesterday for sexually assaulting a girl he had treated at Children\’s Hospital three years ago, prosecutors said. Param Shukla, 38, of Brookline pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court to one count of indecent […]

Head Games

Boston Magazine An alarming number of Massachusetts psychiatrists have gotten caught againand again having sex with some of this society\’s most vulnerable people: their own patients. By Elaine McArdle JUNE 2003 The man was persistent. For months, he complimented her, shared personal details about himself, and made sexually charged comments. Sallie Park resisted, but as […]

Kennard Kobrin – Mass. Psychiatrist – Guilty in Drug Scam

The Boston Herald May 31, 2003 In Brief; Fall River shrink fined in drug scam A Fall River psychiatrist was given a suspended sentence, placed on probation and fined $11,000 yesterday for illegally prescribing drugs and defrauding Medicaid. Bristol Superior Court Judge Robert Kane sentenced Dr. Kennard C. Kobrin, who was found guilty of three […]

Lance Pope, Psychiatrist, Sentenced for Thievery

The Associated Press Psychiatrist sentenced in house-sale scam April 2, 1999 Early last year, Massachusetts antiques dealers were delighted with the opportunity a psychiatrist gave them to buy the contents of well-appointed homes on Martha’s Vineyard. What they didn’t know was that he had broken into the homes they were visiting. On Thursday, Lance Pope, […]

Psychiatrist Antonio DeGuzman sentenced for fondling patients

The Boston Globe Psychiatrist sentenced for fondling patients By William F. Doherty March 25, 1998 A Duxbury psychiatrist who was the admitting physician for patients at Pembroke Hospital was sentenced in Plymouth County Superior Court yesterday for fondling three young patients in 1994 and 1995. Plymouth Superior Court Judge Barbara Dortch-Okara ordered Antonio DeGuzman, 43, […]