SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

“Sexual misconduct is particularly damaging to the reputation of psychiatry because the damages to patients which result are mental and emotional in nature. If psychiatry loses the confidence of society, its ability to pursue its mission will be damaged.”

American Psychiatric Association
Approved by the Board of Trustees
March 1993

  • Psychiatrist Keith Ablow

Newburyport psychiatrist Keith Ablow, now suspended in New York “engaged in sexual activity and boundary violations with multiple patients”

The Salem News Ablow hearing delayed; New York also suspends license By Julie Manganis May 21, 2019 Psychiatrist Keith Ablow SALEM — A hearing on a request to freeze assets of Newburyport psychiatrist Dr. Keith Ablow, who is being sued by three women accusing him of inappropriate conduct, has been delayed. The hearing had been scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, but on Tuesday, lawyers filed a joint request to postpone the proceeding until June 26. Ablow, whose medical license was suspended last week by the state Board of Registration in Medicine, is facing a total of four lawsuits in Essex [...]

  • Psychiatrist Keith Ablow

Psychiatrist Keith Ablow, Suspended by State of Massachusetts – three young female patients say he sexually abused them

The Daily News State suspends Port psychiatrist Keith Ablow's medical license By Dave Rogers May 16, 2019 Psychiatrist Keith Ablow NEWBURYPORT – The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine indefinitely suspended the medical license of nationally known psychiatrist and author Dr. Keith Ablow Wednesday, concluding he posed an "immediate and serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare." Ablow, 57, who has an office on Water Street in Newburyport, is accused in civil lawsuits of engaging in sexual misconduct and other disturbing activities with patients. Specifically, he is facing allegations from three young women who sought him out [...]

  • Psychiatrist Michael Solloway

Psychiatrist Michael Solloway – in widely publicized case admitted having a sexual relationship with a severely disturbed 19-year-old-patient

Miami Herald DOCTORS PUNISHED FOR IMPROPER CARE By Steve Sternberg February 12, 1984 ++Excerpt Psychiatrist Michael Solloway In other action the board: * Denied a request by former psychiatrist Michael Solloway that his license, revoked in January 1983 after a number of appeals, be reinstated. It was revoked in a widely publicized case in which Solloway admitted having a sexual relationship with a severely disturbed 19-year-old-patient. At Saturday's hearing, Dr. George Metcalf, of the South Florida Psychiatric Society, and two other psychiatrists testified in Solloway's behalf. But board members disagreed. Dr. Robert Katims, a Miami endocrinologist, said, "I don't [...]

Michael Solloway, Florida Psychiatrist – Medical Board refuses to reinstate his license – in 1981 he became first psychiatrist in Florida to lose his license for having sex with a patient

The Miami Herald 4 SOUTH FLORIDA MDS STRIPPED OF LICENSES October 9, 1983 By Carl Hiaasen == Excerpt: Psychiatrist Michael Solloway In other action Saturday, the medical board voted: * To refuse to consider the possible reinstatement of Miami psychiatrist Dr. Michael Solloway. In 1981 Solloway became the first psychiatrist in Florida to lose his license for having sex with a patient. Dr. Solloway called his lengthy relationship with a female patient a "mistake in judgment." He appealed the board's action and continued to practice medicine until last January, when the Florida Supreme Court upheld the revocation. Despite support [...]

  • Psychiatrist Brian Lahey

Overland Park psychiatrist Brian Patrick Lahey, sex with patients, loses Kansas license, can still work in Missouri

Kansas City Star JoCo doctor accused of sex with patients loses Kansas license, can still work in Mo. BY Andy Marso April 18, 2019 Psychiatrist Brian Lahey An Overland Park psychiatrist has agreed to an indefinite suspension of his Kansas license amid allegations of having sex with patients and other violations. But he remains licensed to practice in Missouri. Brian Patrick Lahey took the suspension and agreed to not contest the allegations in a consent order issued Tuesday by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts. “Licensee committed an act or acts of unprofessional or dishonorable conduct by committing an [...]

  • Psychiatrist Richard Farmer

Richard Farmer, Psychiatrist, East Memphis, wrote prescriptions “in exchange for sexual favors or companionship”

Commercial Appeal Here are the Memphis medical professionals indicted in federal opioid crackdown By Micaela Watts April 18, 2019 -- Begin excerpt Richard Farmer Farmer is a psychiatrist with a practice in East Memphis, and is accused of prescribing hydrocodone and aprazolam, or Xanax, to female patients in exchange for sexual favors or their companionship. He is also accused of keeping inadequate patient records, prescribing addictive substances to patients before meeting them and not requiring a drug screen for some patients before prescribing the sometimes deadly combination of hydrocodone and alprazolam. -- End excerpt WVLT Prosecutors: West Tennessee doctor trades [...]

  • Psychiatrist Brian Lahey

Overland Park Psychiatrist Brian Lahey Loses License – Accused of Having Sex with a Patient

KCUR Overland Park Psychiatrist Accused Of Having Sex With A Patient Loses His License By Dan Margolies March 17, 2019 Psychiatrist Brian Lahey An Overland Park psychiatrist has lost his medical license after state regulators alleged he had sex with a patient, exploited a patient relationship for financial gain and continued to practice after his license was suspended in 2018. Under a consent order entered Tuesday, Brian Patrick Lahey waived his right to a contested hearing and agreed to an indefinite suspension of his Kansas license. Lahey, 42, treated children, adolescents and adults. He received his medical degree from [...]

  • Psychiatrist Mark Beale

Las Cruces psychiatrist Mark Beale charged with rape – alleged inappropriate contact with six patients

Las Cruces Sun-News Las Cruces psychiatrist who allegedly had sex with patients charged with rape By Bethany Freudenthal April 12, 2019 Psychiatrist Mark Beale LAS CRUCES - A Las Cruces psychiatrist and pain management specialist allegedly forced woman to have sex with him, police say. Dr. Mark Beale, 72, is alleged to have had inappropriate contact with six of his patients, ranging in age from 21 to 60, beginning in January 2015. Police allege Beale forced some of the women to have sex with him, or engage in sexual contact, at his office, at 133 Wyatt Drive, or in [...]

  • Psychiatrist Surendra Johri

New Hartford Psych Surendra Johri – Sentencing Delayed – convicted of sexual abuse charges

Observer-Dispatch Sentencing for former New Hartford psychiatrist delayed By Jolene Cleaver April 11, 2019 Psychiatrist Surendra Johri UTICA — Sentencing for a former New Hartford psychiatrist convicted of sexual abuse charges has been delayed as his attorney plans to file motions in Utica City Court for a potential appeal. Surendra Johri, 61, was found guilty in February on three of six sexual misconduct charges after a bench trial. His attorney, Christopher Pelli, moved Thursday to file a 330 motion, which is generally used to argue for the court to set aside a verdict if the defense feels that aspects [...]

  • Irish UnNamed Psychiatrist

Irish UnNamed Psychiatrist, licese revoked over sexual relationship with vulnerable patient

Irish Times Psychiatrist struck off over sexual relationship with vulnerable patient Woman attended doctor for treatment of bipolar disorder, court heard Irish UnNamed Psychiatrist A psychiatrist who engaged in a sexual relationship with a female patient has been struck off the medical register by the president of the High Court. Mr Justice Peter Kelly confirmed a recommendation from the Medical Council that the consultant psychiatrist’s registration as a medical practitioner be cancelled with immediate effect for professional misconduct and “moral turpitude” over the relationship. Since the psychiatrist admitted the misconduct, he has wound down his practice and retired, the [...]

  • Psychiatrist Prabakar Rajan Thomas

Psychiatrist Prabakar Rajan Thomas, Australia, gets prison time in sexual assault of patient

9News Psychiatrist jailed for assaulting vulnerable, long-term patient By Benjamin Ansell March 29, 2019 Prabakar Rajan Thomas A former Melbourne psychiatrist who sexually assaulted a vulnerable long-term patient has been jailed for two years. The wife of Prabakar Rajan Thomas wailed as County Court Judge Liz Gaynor told the 69-year-old he would spend at least 14 months behind bars. Thomas pleaded guilty earlier this month to a charge of sexual assault, more than three years after his attack on patient Jodie Fisher. Ms Fisher was visibly emotional in court as she learned her attacker would not walk free. She [...]

  • Psychiatrist Surendra Johri

NY Psych Surendra Johri, forced to surrender his license – sexual abuse – sentencing April 11

WKTV NY REVOKES MEDICAL LICENSE OF PSYCHIATRIST FOUND GUILTY OF SEXUAL ABUSE Dr. Surendra Johri will have to surrender his license to the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct. March 27, 2019 Psychiatrist Surendra Johri The state has revoked the medical license of the New Hartford psychiatrist found guilty of sexual abuse. Dr. Surendra Johri will have to surrender his license to the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Johri was found guilty of two counts of sexual abuse and one count of forcible touching. He is scheduled to be sentenced on April 11.

  • Psychiatrist John H. WIsner

Psychiatrist John Wisner, engaged in sexual misconduct, defrocked by Catholic Church – no longer licensed to practice in Kansas and Missouri

Kansas City Star Defrocked KCK priest no longer holds active medical license in Kansas or Missouri By Judy L. Thomas March 18, 2019 Psychiatrist John H. WIsner A priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas defrocked last year over what church leaders said were credible allegations of sexual abuse of minors is no longer licensed to practice medicine in Kansas and Missouri. John H. Wisner, who had been a priest for more than 45 years, also was a psychiatrist who held a medical license in both states. Those licenses remained valid months after he was defrocked. But [...]

  • Psychiatrist Prabakar Rajan Thomas

Prabakar Rajan Thomas, Melbourne Psychiatrist, to be sentenced next month – sexual assault on patient

The Age Melbourne psychiatrist sexually assaulted vulnerable patient By Karen Sweeney March 15, 2019 Prabakar Rajan Thomas A Melbourne psychiatrist who sexually assaulted a vulnerable long-term patient has been slammed for the "absolutely catastrophic" impact of his abuse of power. Prabakar Rajan Thomas, 69, pleaded guilty to a charge of sexual assault on Friday, more than three years after his attack on the woman who had gone to him for help. "He must have understood the psychological devastation he would be wreaking," County Court Judge Liz Gaynor said in a pre-sentence hearing, slamming the doctor's breach of trust. "Absolutely [...]

Psychiatrist is First to have License Revoked

The Washington Post March 8, 1981 A Miami psychiatrist, Dr. Michael L. Solloway, became the first psychiatrist in Florida to have his license revoked for having sex with a patient. The state Board of Medical Examiners took the action after Solloway, 42, admitted having an affair with a woman he had been treating for four years.

Psychiatrist Ordered to Pay $4.6 million in damages

The New York Times PATIENT AWARDED $4.6 MILLION July 8, 1981 A psychiatrist who admitted having sex with a patient in two years of $110-a-week therapy sessions was ordered today to pay $4.6 million in damages to the woman. The patient's attorney, Marvin Lewis, said it was the largest psychological injury award granted in the country. After half a day of deliberations, the 10-woman, two-man jury decided unanimously that Dr. Zane Parzen of La Jolla, Calif., should be ordered to pay damages to Evelyn Walker, 41 years old, of San Diego. In testimony, Mrs. Walker said she made numerous suicide [...]

Eugene Redmond, former psychiatry professor at the Yale School of Medicine, sexually harassed a student

Yale Daily News I SAW WHAT I SAW: On this island, a Yale professor sexually harassed a Yale student. Did the University do enough? By Jever Mariwala, Alice Park, & Marisa Peryer March 5, 2019 Psychiatrist Eugene Redmond A Yale student endured serial sexual harassment during a summer internship. The perpetrator — a School of Medicine professor — retired quietly. Five months later, the University announced an investigation — but did Yale do enough? Editor’s Note: This article contains sexually graphic descriptions of misconduct. The student who experienced the misconduct requested the pseudonym Blair to protect their privacy. On [...]

  • Psychiatrist Gregory VillaBona

Psychiatrist Gregory Villabona, Dover, Delaware – sexually abused two girls, kept unlicensed guns in his office, repeatedly prescribed in a careless manner

New York Post Perv psychiatrist finally loses license over sex with patients By Associated Press March 6, 2019 Psychiatrist Gregory VillaBona DOVER, Delaware — A Delaware psychiatrist has lost his medical license after being accused of having sex with his patients, keeping unlicensed guns in his office and repeatedly prescribing drugs in a careless manner in the years since he sexually abused two girls. The News Journal of Wilmington reports the Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline revoked the license of Gregory Villabona on Tuesday, ending more than 15 years of efforts to contain alleged professional misconduct. Villabona’s [...]

  • Psychiatrist Domingo Cerra-Fernandez

Domingo Cerra-Fernandez, Ocala Psychiatrist, Suspended by State, now one of 30 highest paid state employees

Miami Herald Psychiatrist suspended for ‘inappropriate relationship.’ He got a $196K state job. By Steve Contorno and Lawrence Mower February 28, 2019 Psychiatrist Domingo Cerra-Fernandez TALLAHASSEE - Less than a year ago, Domingo Cerra Fernandez was suspended from practicing medicine in Florida. He still can’t in New York. The Ocala psychiatrist allegedly committed one of the cardinal sins of his discipline: He propositioned a patient to have a sexual and romantic relationship with him. He then continued to treat her. But just months after his Florida suspension ended, Cerra Fernandez has a new job. He’s a senior physician at [...]

  • Psychiatrist Keith Ablow

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 Psychiatrist Keith Ablow 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 doctor’s initials to show his “ownership” of her, according to court documents. The women allege that Dr. Keith Ablow, an author who was a contributor to Fox News network until 2017, abused his position while treating them for acute depression, leaving [...]

  • Psychiatrist David Brendel

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 Psychiatrist David Brendel 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 a Final Decision & Order, the Board revoked Dr. Sara E. Russell’s inchoate right to renew her medical license after concluding that Dr. Russel had practiced medicine while her ability to do so was impaired. Dr. Russell was licensed in Massachusetts [...]

  • Psychiatrist Brian Lahey

Psychiatrist Brian Lahey suspended in Kansas found “practicing” in Missouri

Kansas City Star Psychiatrist accused of sex with Overland Park patients still practices in Missouri By Andy Marso February 11, 2019 Psychiatrist Brian Lahey A former Overland Park psychiatrist continues to practice in Missouri after being suspended in Kansas and facing an investigation by the state medical board. The Kansas Board of Healing Arts suspended Brian Patrick Lahey’s license in July because of drug use, while it was also looking into allegations that he had sex with patients and improperly prescribed opioids and other controlled substances. The reasons for the suspension were redacted in the board’s public documents. But [...]

  • Psychiatrist Surendra Johri

New Hartford Psychiatrist Surendra Johri, found guilty in sex abuse trial – sentencing April 11

WKTV GUILTY VERDICT IN NEW HARTFORD PSYCHIATRIST'S SEX ABUSE TRIAL February 7, 2019 By Joleen Ferris Psychiatrist Surendra Johri UTICA, N.Y. -- A judge reached a guilty verdict in the sex abuse trial of a New Hartford psychiatrist, accused of inappropriately touching and exposing himself to two patients. Doctor Surendra Johri was found guilty of two counts of sexual abuse and one count of forcible touching, and found not guilty of two counts of forcible touching and one count of sexual abuse, regarding both women. It was a bit of a surprise Thursday in court for Dr. Surendra Johri [...]

  • Psychiatrist Surendra Johri

Surendra Johri, NY psychiatrist – trial begins – accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with patients

Observer Dispatch Sex abuse trial begins for New Hartford psychiatrist Johri By Jolene Cleaver February 4, 2019 Psychiatrist Surendra Johri UTICA — The first of two alleged sexual assault victims took the stand Monday in Utica City Court to testify against their former psychiatrist, Dr. Surendra Johri. Johri, of New Hartford, is accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with those patients on three separate occasions in 2017. Also testifying at his bench trial Monday were mental health professionals and law enforcement officials who investigated the claims lodged by the two victims. “This case has to do with the abuse [...]

  • Psychiatrist Billy Lockhart

San Francisco Psychiatrist Billy Lockhart, Yale Grad – license revoked – caught with child porn

San Diego Union Tribune Medical board revokes license of San Francisco doctor caught with child porn By Hannah Fry January 31, 2019 Psychiatrist Billy Lockhart A San Francisco psychiatrist who pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography was stripped of his medical license this week. A federal judge last year sentenced Billy Lockhart to three years in prison, which he began serving in November, according to court records. Lockhart was a resident of UC San Francisco’s Department of Psychiatry when he was arrested in May 2017 as part of a San Francisco Police Department probe into online child pornography [...]

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