Mark D. Green


The Boston Globe
Board pulls license of psychiatrist over sex, drug allegations Brookline doctor may be mentally ill
By Dolores Kong
June 28, 1995

The state medical board has suspended the license of a Brookline psychiatrist for allegedly having sex with a patient and incorrectly prescribing medications to patients and himself. The board also says Dr. Mark D. Green may be suffering a mental illness that led him to have a bizarre run-in with police.

Green, 44, had his license suspended in an emergency session Friday, after he had violated an agreement he reached with the board earlier this month to voluntarily suspend his practice of medicine, except for treating four patients already in his care. The violation occurred June 18, when Green filled a prescription for a tranquilizer that he wrote for himself.

Green\’s attorney, Vincent DiCianni of the law firm Ferriter, Scobbo and Sikora, said, \”The allegations of wrongful conduct are denied.\” DiCianni vowed to fight the suspension before the Division of Administration Law Appeals, where the case goes next for a hearing. He called \”incomplete and dishonest\” a press release issued by the board yesterday.

The board\’s statement of allegations listed five counts against Green involving a run-in with the Brookline police; a sexual relationship with a woman known as Patient A; medically substandard or dangerous prescription of an anticonvulsive drug to two patients, one of whom committed suicide; writing at least 38 prescriptions for himself for various drugs since 1994; and violation of the agreement to suspend his practice.

In April, Green called police to his home to report a housebreak, but no evidence of forced entry was found. Instead, the police confiscated a semiautomatic handgun that Green had tucked in the back waistband of his pants and noted that he appeared to be disoriented and delusional.

The next day, Green turned in to the police a .40-caliber pistol, a .38-caliber revolver, an assault rifle and his gun license.

On June 1, Brookline police took Green to Massachusetts General Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, which concluded that Green may be suffering from delusional paranoid thinking.

The evaluation occurred after Green called the Tab newspaper and asked it to print pictures of members of the Brookline Police Department.