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Medicine Disciplinary Actions - 2015

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Revoked by Surrender

Papp, Esther (1/8/15) – The physician’s medical training license was administratively revoked after surrendering while the Board was addressing compliance with her previous private order.  [Medical Resident]

Esfahani, Mahin Z. (1/8/15) – The physician’s license was administratively revoked after surrendering while facing disciplinary action by the Board.

Kump, Leila (4/29/15) – The physician’s license was administratively revoked after surrendering while facing disciplinary action by the Board. [Opthalmology]

Denied

Ohiokpehai, Tajudeen I. (6/24/15) – The physician’s application for licensure was denied based on multiple disciplinary actions taken by the Maryland Board regarding malpractice, standard of care, and fraudulent application.

Udebiuwa, Oparaugo I. (10/28/15) - The physician’s application for licensure was denied based on Board’s decision not to terminate the current revocation for multiple disciplinary actions taken by the Maryland and DC Boards. [Psychiatry & Neurology]

Suspended

Yu, Benson Waison (1/8/15) – The physician’s license was suspended for 18 months after vacation of the Summary Suspension of 10/4/13, then is prohibited from prescribing,administering, or dispensing any Schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances for a minimum of 2 years. [Internal Medicine]

Choudry, Mubashar (1/28/15) – The physician’s license was suspended indefinitely, until he can comply DC and Maryland terms.  This action was based on a Maryland action for unprofessional conduct and providing services while under the influence of alcohol.

Diggs, James (3/25/15) The physician’s license was indefinitely suspended until full compliance with delinquent CMEs and fine imposed. This action was based on misrepresentations on renewal applications regarding CMEs and failure to disclose past arrests. [Internal Medicine].

Rassael, Hadi (3/26/15) – The physician’s summary suspension of 11/20/14 was vacated and license was then suspended for 18 months effective 10/7/14.  Upon termination of the suspension, physician is then placed on probation for a minimum of 3 years with terms. This action was based on a Maryland summary suspension for engaging in inappropriate relationships with at least three patients. [Family Medicine]

Malik, Ishtiaq (8/12/15) –  The stay of the physician’s January 9, 2014 suspension is vacated, and the license is now fully suspended for one year. The suspension is based on his violation of the 1/9/14 probation, which had been imposed based on a Maryland action for standard of care issues and fraud, and also a DC violation for allowing the unlicensed practice of an individual in his practice.  [Internal Medicine]

Fined

Chevalier,Denise (1/28/15) – The physician was fined and required to complete delinquent CME based on a Maryland action for failing a CME audit, and also being delinquent for DC.

Andrews, Newton (5/27/15)- The physician was fined based on failure to comply with the District of Columbia’s CME requirements for licensure renewal.

Keats, Aminah (8/27/15)  The physician was fined based on practice without a license.  Also, must complete CMEs and notify all patients seen while unlicensed. [Naturopathy]

Mehta, Arti (10/28/15) – The physician was fined based on allowing the unlicensed practice of an employee.   Also, must complete CMEs.  [Naturopathy]

Nguyen, Rhodo (10/28/15) - The physician was fined based on allowing the unlicensed practice of an employee.   Also, must complete CMEs.  [Naturopathy]

Reprimanded

Abbruzzese, Mark (1/8/15) –   The physician was  for failure to properly dose/monitor Coumadin. [Internal Medicine]

Derakhshan, Iraj (3/26/15) – The physician was reprimanded based on a West Virginia Board action regarding unprofessional conduct and HIPAA violations.

Brown, Carl (6/24/15) – The physician was reprimanded based on a Virginia Board action dated 10/1/14 regarding standard of care related to obstetrics and gynecological surgery. [Obstetrics & Gynecology]

Tarantolo, Joseph (11/25/15) – The physician was reprimanded and fined based on failure to meet the standard of care and willful or careless disregard for the health of a patient. [Psychiatry]

Thurston, Candace (11/25/15) – The physician was reprimanded based on a Virginia board action dated 3/30/15 regarding inadequate examination of a patient, improper surgery, fraudulent documentation, and inadequate post -operative care. [Obstatrics & Gynecology]

Lee, Donna (11/25/15) – The physician was reprimanded based on a Virginia Board action dated 5/12/15 regarding records and medication monitoring/pain management violations.[Internal Medicine]

Terminations

Gaskins-Craig, Michelle (1/28/15) – The physician’s previous Consent Order of 6/13/13 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms.

Elamin, Fuad (1/28/15) - The physician’s previous Consent Order of 6/21/13 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms.

Gemelli, Ralph J. (2/25/15) -  The physician’ s previous Consent Order of 12/11/14 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Psychiatry]

Mosuro, Yusuf (2/25/15) -  The physician’s previous Consent Order of 6/12/14 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Anesthesiology]

Ibrahim, Victor (1/28/15) - The physician’s previous Consent Order of 1/29/14 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation]

Srivastava, Pradeep (4/29/15) – The physician’s previous Consent Order of 6/11/14 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Internal Medicine]

Chevalier, Denise (6/24/15) – The physician’s previous Consent Order of 1/28/15 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Allergy & Immunology]

Josue, Cholet Kelly (6/24/15) - The physician’s previous Consent Order of 4/04/14 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Psychiatry & Neurology]

Fischer, David (6/24/15)- The physician’s previous Consent Order of 4/19/13 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms.  [Psychiatry]

Debra, Kwasi A. (7/29/15) – The physician’s previous Consent Order of 1/29/13 was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Obstetrics & Gynecology]

Okafor, Ndubuisi J. (8/17/15)  The physician’s previous Amendment Order of 3/1/14 (which amended the original 5/22/13 Consent Order) was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms.  [Internal Medicine]

Nwankwo, Christian N.  (8/18/15)  The physician’s previous  8/28/14 Consent Order was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms.  [Family Medicine]

Lahr, Daniel (10/28/15) – The physician’s previous 2/19/13 Consent Order was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Orthopedic Surgery]

King, Dwight (10/28/15) - The physician’s previous 5/22/13 Consent Order was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Psychiatry & Neurology]

Mehta, Arti (11/25/15) – The physician’s previous 10/28/15 Consent Order was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Naturopathy]

Nguyen, Rhodo (11/25/15) – The physician’s previous 10/28/15 Consent Order was terminated due to satisfaction of the terms. [Naturopathy]

Summarily Suspended

Kump, Leila (2/20/15) – The physician’s license was summarily suspended based on reciprocal action of the Maryland revocation regarding the violation of their previous order.  The original action was for submitting forged documents during application of license. [Ophthalmology]

Loftus, Andrew (6/22/15) – The physician’s license was summarily suspended based on Virginia action, related to substance abuse issues. [Radiology]

Probation

Hussain, Rehana (2/25/2015) – The physician’s license was  placed on probation for a minimum of three years to commence 12/31/2013,  based on a Maryland action related to standard of care issues and inadequate records.  [Psychiatry & Neurology]

Other

Choudry, Mubashar (12/30/15) – The physician’s 1/28/15 Order was again amended to lift the suspension.  All other terms remain in effect.  [Internal Medicine]

Choudry, Mubashar (10/28/15) – The physician’s 1/28/15 Order was amended to simplify the reporting from the DC monitoring program regarding the Maryland monitoring program.  [Internal Medicine]

 

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