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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 22, 1992
Dr. Ivan C. Namihas, a Tustin gynecologist accused of about 50 instances of alleged sexual abuse of his patients, effectively lost his medical license Tuesday when he did not appear in Los Angeles County Superior Court to defend himself. In a letter mailed to the court, Namihas' attorney said "unending publicity" about the case was one reason the 59-year-old doctor decided to "surrender his medical license" and forgo a defense in court. Dep. Atty. Gen.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2005 | Donna Horowitz, Special to The Times
A fertility doctor who implanted the wrong embryos in a woman and allegedly engaged in an 18-month cover-up has lost his medical license and must shut down his practice by Wednesday. The Medical Board of California decided last month that Dr. Steven Katz would no longer be allowed to practice medicine because he failed to tell the truth to the two women involved in the mix-up.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 14, 1990
State health officials have revoked the medical license of a longtime Long Beach obstetrician who they say injured four infants by prematurely administering anesthesia to mothers in labor, then using forceps improperly. Dr. Archibald F. Forster, 67, was ordered by the state Board of Medical Quality Assurance to surrender the medical license he was issued in 1954. Investigators determined his actions were "so far below the accepted standard of care" that they constituted "gross negligence and incompetence," according to the decision made public this week.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 17, 1996
A Culver City physician who has performed 5,000 penile enlargement surgeries--and triggered scores of malpractice suits--had his medical license suspended Friday by a state administrative law judge who said he was guilty of gross negligence and incompetence. The ruling went against Dr. Melvyn Rosenstein, who in advertising calls himself the world's leading authority on penis enlargement surgery.
OPINION
June 3, 2013 | By David Margolius
As the saying goes, "With great power comes great responsibility. " That applies to physicians when prescribing medications, but it also should apply to pharmacies when they're dispensing medications. In December, after seven years of exams, lectures and rounds, I received my medical license. Finally, I had the power to prescribe medications without the co-signature of my supervisor. "Be careful," she advised, "remember the story of 'once.'" The story of "once" is a cautionary tale that - best as I am able to tell from Google - was adapted from a Spanish soap opera.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 25, 1996
The medical license of Dr. Vicki G. Hufnagel, a controversial Beverly Hills gynecologist best known as an anti-hysterectomy crusader, has been revoked after a Superior Court decision upheld the original revocation issued in 1989. The latest action, taken on Sept. 3, comes after a lengthy series of appeals.
NEWS
September 18, 1992 | Associated Press
A psychiatrist accused of having illicit relations with a Harvard Medical School student who later committed suicide gave up her medical license Thursday, days before a state hearing. Dr. Margaret Bean-Bayog, 49, has denied all allegations of impropriety in treating Paul Lozano, 28, who died in April, 1991, of a cocaine overdose. Bean-Bayog can continue to work as a psychotherapist but cannot prescribe medicine.
OPINION
August 17, 2012
Re "Probation in Lap-Band patient death," Business, Aug. 14 I am opposed to applying an automatic three-strikes punishment for all transgressions. But anesthesiologist Daniel Shin deserves one. In 2007, he was convicted of assaulting someone with a meat cleaver. In 2009, a woman he was treating died, and Shin was disciplined by the California Medical Board but continued to practice. And most recently, a Lap-Band patient under his care in 2010 died; the medical board accused him of "gross negligence.
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