News  Massachusetts Board of Medicine Takes Disciplinary Action

Disciplinary action ordered at the May 15, 2019 meeting of the Board
  • Board of Registration in Medicine

WakefieldAt its meeting on May 15, 2019, the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine took disciplinary action against the medical license of Keith R. Ablow, M.D.

The Board summarily suspended Dr. Keith R. Ablow’s medical license after finding that Dr. Ablow poses an immediate and serious threat to the public health, safety and welfare. The Board alleges that Dr. Ablow engaged in sexual activity and boundary violations with multiple patients, diverted controlled substances from patients, engaged in disruptive behavior, including displaying and pointing a firearm on multiple occasions in a manner that scared an employee, and procured his license renewal fraudulently.  Dr. Ablow was first licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts in February 1989.  Until the summary suspension of his license, Dr. Ablow practiced medicine in a solo practice in Newburyport.  He is also licensed to practice medicine in New York.

Dr. Ablow has the right to a hearing at the Division of Administrative Law Appeals within seven days.

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine licenses more than 40,000 physicians, osteopaths and acupuncturists.  The Board was created in 1894 to protect the public health and safety by setting standards for the practice of medicine and ensuring that doctors who practice in the Commonwealth are appropriately qualified and competent. The Board investigates complaints and determines sanctions. More information is available at, or you may contact the Board at


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