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84-year-old Syracuse doctor, convicted on drug charge, barred from practicing
By James T. Mulder
January 04, 2016

Psychiatrist Kiyoshi Kimura

Psychiatrist Kiyoshi Kimura

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — An 84-year-old Syracuse psychiatrist accused of illegally selling a prescription to an undercover detective has been barred by the state from practicing medicine.

Kiyoshi Kimura was charged in 2014 with selling a prescription for Suboxone, a drug used to treat heroin addicts, for $350 to an Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office detective. He pleaded guilty on Sept. 22, 2014, to criminal possession of a controlled substance and willful violation of state health laws, both misdemeanors. He was sentenced to a one-year conditional discharge and fined $250.

Doctors and other licensed health professionals convicted of crimes are automatically charged by the state Health Department with professional misconduct.

In a signed consent agreement, Kimura did not contest the misconduct charges. Kimura agreed in May of 2014 not to practice while the state was investigating him.

The state ordered Kimura to notify all patients that his medical practice has closed and make arrangements for the transfer and maintenance of all patient medical records.

He used to operate an office at 725 Erie Boulevard West.