Texas Medical Board Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2015
TMB suspends Houston physician
Psychiatrist Abdussamed Kose
On April 15, 2015, a disciplinary panel of the Texas Medical Board temporarily suspended, without notice, the Texas Physician-in-Training Permit of Abdussamed Kose, M.D., [aka Absüssamed Köse] after determining his continuation in the practice of medicine poses a continuing threat to public welfare. The suspension was effective immediately.
The Board panel found that on or about March 30, 2015, Dr. Kose engaged in a chat online with an individual who represented to Dr. Kose that she was an underage female (Minor). The online discussion between Dr. Kose and Minor turned sexual in nature and led to Dr. Kose travelling to Minor’s home to have sex with her. Unbeknownst to Dr. Kose, Minor was an undercover police officer posing as a minor online during an undercover sting operation to identify individuals using the Internet to meet and solicit minors for sex. When Dr. Kose arrived at Minor’s home, he was arrested for Online Solicitation of a Minor, a felony offense, and taken to the Harris County jail.
A temporary suspension hearing with notice will be held as soon as practicable with 10 days’ notice to Dr. Kose, unless the hearing is specifically waived by Dr. Kose.
The temporary suspension remains in place until the Board takes further action.
Harris County Criminal Court public records:
Probable Cause: Online Solicitation of Minor
Felony Charge: Online Solicitation of Minor
Texas Medical Board records:
Order of Temporary Suspension – May 26, 2015
Order of Temporary Suspension – April 15, 2015
University Psychology department head arrested
Absüssamed Köse, resigns from Psych Department
Abdussamed K. – head of Turkish psychology department
From Texas Medical Board website:
NAME: ABDUSSAMED KOSE
Graduation Year: 1989
Medical School: HACETTEPE UNIV, ANKARA
Training Institution: UNIV OF TX MEDICAL SCHOOL – HOUSTON (4 YR PROGRAM)
Program Specialty: PSYCHIATRY
Program Type: RESIDENT
Abdussamed Kose [aka Absüssamed Köse]