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2017 Disciplinary and Other Board Actions

List of Disciplinary and Other Board Actions in reverse chronological order

For the signed orders, please use the PDF document. For an official copy of a document, please contact the Public Information Officer of the Board at (781) 876-8260.

Updated January 2, 2020

December 21, 2017

Selena Chia-Yi Hung (BRN# 260921)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Hung (PDF) | (DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Hung (PDF) | (DOCX)

 

December 7, 2017

Michael Stevens, M.D. (BRN# 216422)

Action

  1. Termination of Probation

 

Craig Gerard, M.D. (BRN# 57118)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Gerard (PDF) | (DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Gerard (PDF) | (DOCX)

November 29, 2017

Jeffrey P. Safer, M.D. (BRN# 257754)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary) for Dr. Safer (PDF) | (DOCX)

 

November 22, 2017

Brian Coolbaugh, M.D. (BRN# 57375)

Action

  1. Suspension
  2. Stayed Suspension
  3. Probation Agreement for Dr. Coolbaugh (PDF) | (DOCX)
  4. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Coolbaugh (PDF) | (DOCX)
  5. Consent Order for Dr. Coolbaugh (PDF) | (DOCX)

Alan Rockoff, M.D. (BRN# 41315)

Action

  1. Suspension
  2. Stayed Suspension
  3. Probation Agreement for Dr. Rockoff (PDF) | (DOC)
  4. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Rockoff (PDF) | (DOCX)
  5. Consent Order for Dr. Rockoff (PDF) | (DOCX)

Ricardo Rivera, M.D. (BRN# 230835)

Action

  1. Resignation of Inchoate Right to Renew (PDF) | (DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Rivera (PDF) | (DOCX)

Jorg Winterer, M.D. (BRN# 33856)

Action

  1. Summary Suspension for Dr. Winterer (PDF) l (DOCX)

Nile Albright, M.D. (BRN# 35333)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Albright (PDF) | (DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Albright (PDF) | (DOCX)

Vijay Yajnik, M.D. (BRN# 160995)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Yajnik(PDF) | (DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Yajnik (PDF) | (DOCX)

Hoang Nguyen Pham, M.D. (BRN#241747)

Action

  1. Summary Suspension

Richard Matthews, M.D. (BRN#  209900)

Action

  1. Summary Suspension for Dr. Matthews (PDF) l (DOCX)

Bijan Niaki, M.D. (BRN# 72033)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice

 

November 9, 2017

Gary Taylor, M.D. (BRN# 53555)

Action

  1. Stayed Suspension
  2. Probation

 

Tyrone Cushing, M.D. (BRN# 39666)

Action

  1. Summary Suspension Vacated

 

October 26, 2017

Brian McKeon, M.D. (BRN# 156516)

Action

  1. Admonishment
  2. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  3. Statement of Allegations for Dr. McKeon (PDF) | (DOCX)
  4. Consent Order for Dr. McKeon (PDF) | (DOCX)

Christine Murcott, M.D. (BRN# 207985)

Action

  1. Stayed Suspension
  2. Probation

Michael England, M.D. (BRN# 45925)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. England (PDF) | (DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. England (PDF) | (DOCX)

Carmen Puliafita, M.D. (BRN# 44408)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice for Dr. Puliafita (Non-Disciplinary) (PDF) | (DOCX)

Gretchen Frauenberger, M.D. (BRN# 31577)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Frauenberger (PDF) | (DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Frauenberger (PDF) | (DOCX)

 

October 20, 2017

Owen Surman, M.D. (BRN# 33719)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary) for Dr. Surman (PDF) | (DOCX)

 

October 12, 2017

Ronald Nasif, M.D. (BRN# 46262)

Action

  1. Revocation of Inchoate Right to Renew

Doris Pliskin, M.D. (BRN# 46490)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Pliskin (PDF) | (DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Pliskin (PDF) | (DOCX)

John Dalton, M.D. (BRN# 41484)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Resignation for Dr. Dalton (PDF) | (DOCX)
  3. Board Order for Dr. Dalton (PDF) | (DOCX)

Marc DeBell, M.D. (BRN# 151191)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary) for Dr. DeBell (PDF) | (DOCX)

 

September 28, 2017

Bentley Ogoke, M.D. (BRN# 80417)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  3. Final Decision and Order for Dr. Ogoke (PDF) | (DOCX)
  4. Recommended Decision for Dr. Ogoke(PDF) | (DOCX)

 

Timothy Bunton, M.D. (BRN# 253660)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Revocation of Inchoate Right to Renew

Geraldine Somers, M.D. (BRN# 71604)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary) for Dr. Somers (PDF) | (DOCX)

 

September 14, 2017

John Sebastianelli, M.D. (BRN# 71571)

Action

  1. Reprimand
  2. Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  3. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Sebastianelli (PDF) | (DOCX)
  4. Consent Order for Dr. Sebastianelli (PDF) | (DOCX)

Nickolas Soumelidis, M.D. (BRN# 232273)

Action

  1. Summary Suspension Vacated
  2. Dismissal
  3. Final Decision and Order for Dr. Soumelidis (.docx)
  4. Final Decision and Order for Dr. Soumelidis (.pdf) | (DOCX)
  5. Recommended Decision for Dr. Soumelidis (.docx)
  6. Recommended Decision for Dr. Soumelidis (.pdf) | (DOCX)

Raja Rehman, M.D. (BRN# 207022)

Action

  1. Suspension
  2. Stayed Suspension
  3. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Rehman (.docx)
  4. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Rehman (.pdf) | (DOCX)
  5. Consent Order for Dr. Rehman (.docx)
  6. Consent Order for Dr. Rehman (.pdf) | (DOCX)
  7. Probation Agreement for Dr. Rehman (.docx)
  8. Probation Agreement for Dr. Rehman (.pdf) | (DOCX)

Marc Eichler, M.D. (BRN# 160084)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Revocation
  3. Board Order for Dr. Eichler (PDF) l (DOC)
  4. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Eichler (PDF)(DOC)
  5. Consent Order for Dr. Eichler (PDF)(DOC)

Dan Buie, M.D. (BRN# 26550)

Action

  1. Resignation of Inchoate Right to Renew
  2. Resignation for Dr. Buie (PDF) l (DOC)
  3. Board Order for Dr. Buie (PDF) l (DOC)

 

August 3, 2017

Katherine Downey, M.D. (BRN# 256948)

Action

  1. Revocation
  2. Final Decision and Order for Dr. Downey (PDF)l(DOCX)
  3. Recommended Decision for Dr. Downey (PDF)l(DOCX)

Ronald Pantano, M.D. (BRN# 45076)

Action

  1. Resignation
    Resignation for Dr. Pantano (PDF)|(DOCX)  
    Board Order for Dr. Pantano (PDF)|(DOCX)  

William Pachas, M.D. (BRN# 30276)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary)
    VANP for Dr. Pachas (PDF)|(DOCX) 

 

July 13, 2017

David Brendel, M.D. (BRN# 160341)

Action

  1. Suspension
  2. Stayed Suspension
  3. Continued Professional Development
  4. Final Decision and Order for Dr. Brendel (PDF)l(DOCX)
  5. Recommended Decision for Dr. Brendel (PDF)l(DOCX)
  6. Stipulation for Dr. Brendel (PDF)l(DOCX)

Natasha Reid, M.D. (BRN# 246852)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Reid (PDF)|(DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Reid (PDF)|(DOCX)

Sara E. Rusell, M.D. (BRN# 157633)

Action

  1. Revocation of Inchoate Right to Renew

 

June 29, 2017

Avi Friedlich, M.D. (BRN# 226605)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary) (PDF)|(DOCX)

Alexander Kim, M.D. (BRN# 265718)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary) (PDF)|(DOCX)

 

June 15, 2017

John Dalton, M.D. (BRN# 41484)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary) (PDF)|(DOCX)

 

May 25, 2017

Adam Gladstone, M.D. (BRN# 158773)

Action

  1. Practice Restriction            
  2. Suspension
  3. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Gladstone (PDF)|(DOCX)
  4. Consent Order for Dr. Gladstone  (PDF)|(DOCX)

Peter Ambrus, M.D. (BRN# 43460)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Ambrus  (PDF)|(DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Ambrus  (PDF)|(DOCX)

Anthony Perrone, M.D. (BRN# 242766)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Revocation

Mary Johnson, M.D. (BRN# 261904)

Action

  1. Termination of Summary Suspension
  2. Resignation for Dr. Johnson   (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Board Order for Dr. Johnson   (PDF)|(DOCX)

Spencer Wilking, M.D. (BRN# 53519)

Action

  1. Revocation of Inchoate Right to Renew
  2. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Wilking   (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Consent Order for Dr. Wilking   (PDF)|(DOCX)

 

May 11, 2017

Carlos Melero-Montes, D.O. (BRN# 150152)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Resignation for Dr. Melero-Montes  (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Board Order for Dr. Melero-Montes  (PDF)|(DOCX)

Kevin Greene, M.D. (BRN# 267257)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice

Fernando Jayma, M.D. (BRN# 51728)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Resignation for Dr. Jayma (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Board Order for Dr. Jayma  (PDF)|(DOCX

Peter Laursen, M.D. (BRN# 39764)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Laursen  (PDF)|(DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Laursen  (PDF)|(DOCX)  

Bharanidharan Padmanabhan, M.D. (BRN# 209168)

Action

  1. Suspension (Stayed for 60 days)
  2. CPD

Mary Johnson, M.D. (BRN# 261904)

Action

  1. Summary Suspension

 

April 27, 2017

John Nadolny, M.D. (BRN# 54880)

Action

  1. Termination of Summary Suspension
  2. Reprimand
  3. Continuing Medical Education (CME)
  4. Practice Restriction

Shaohua Tang, M.D. (BRN# 211264)

Action

  1. Termination of Summary Suspension
  2. Suspension

Heidi Ashih, M.D. (BRN# 239386)

Action

  1. Suspension

Conrad Benoit, M.D. (BRN# 74996)

Action

  1. Termination of Summary Suspension
  2. Suspension

 

April 6, 2017

Nancy L. Golden, M.D. (BRN# 77583)

Action

  1. Resignation
  2. Board Order for Dr. Golden  (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Resignation for Dr. Golden  (PDF)|(DOCX)

Walter Levitsky, M.D. (BRN# 26773)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Resignation for Dr. Levitsky   (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Board Order for Dr. Levitsky (PDF)|(DOCX)  

Fathalla Mashali, M.D. (BRN# 152670)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Resignation for Dr. Mashali   (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Board Order for Dr. Mashali   (PDF)|(DOC)

Bradford W. Noll, M.D. (BRN# 59992)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Noll   (PDF)|(DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Noll   (PDF)|(DOC)

 

April 3, 2017

Richard J. Goldbaum, M.D. (BRN# 43842)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary)  (PDF)|(DOCX)

 

March 23, 2017

Kristin Howard, M.D. (BRN# 49598)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Suspension
  3. Stayed Suspension
  4. Probation Agreement for Dr. Howard   (PDF)|(DOCX)
  5. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Howard  (PDF)|(DOCX
  6. Consent Order for Dr. Howard  (PDF)|(DOCX)

Robert Lindeman, M.D. (BRN# 204186)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Lindeman  (PDF)|(DOCX)
    Board Order for Dr. Lindeman (PDF)|(DOC)

March 22, 2017

Walter Levitsky, M.D. (BRN# 26773)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary) (PDF)|(DOC)

March 9, 2017

Joel Bleier, M.D. (BRN# 42472)

Action

  1. Admonishment
  2. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Bleier (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Consent Order for Dr. Bleier (PDF)|(DOCX)

Neena Chaturvedi, M.D. (BRN# 151967)

Action

  1. Termination of Probation

Gueorgui Dimov, M.D. (BRN# 246461)

Action

  1. Reprimand
  2. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Dimov (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Consent Order for Dr. Dimov (PDF)|(DOCX)

Anthony Schepsis, M.D. (BRN# 44599)

Action

  1. Resignation for Dr. Schepsis (PDF)|(DOCX)
  2. Board Order for Dr. Schepsis (PDF)|(DOC)

 

February 23, 2017

Mark Hughes, M.D. (BRN# 72171)

Action

  1. Stayed Suspension

Torrey Toltin, M.D. (BRN# 50002)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Resignation for Dr. Toltin  (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Board Order for Dr. Toltin  (PDF)|(DOCX)

Anthony Schepsis, M.D. (BRN# 44599)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Stayed Suspension Lifted

John George, M.D. (BRN# 220351)

Action

  1. Termination of Probation

 

February 13, 2017

Vijay Yajnik, M.D. (BRN# 160995)

Action

  1. Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice (Non-Disciplinary) (PDF)|(DOCX)

 

January 26, 2017

Alisa Kohn, M.D. (BRN# 205134)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Resignation for Dr. Kohn  (PDF)|(DOCX)
  3. Board Order for Dr. Kohn  (PDF)|(DOCX)

 

Cynthia Provow, M.D. (BRN# 234215)

Action

  1. Revocation of Inchoate Right to Renew

 

January 5, 2017

William Brandon, M.D. (BRN# 217212)

Action

  1. Termination of Voluntary Agreement Not to Practice
  2. Suspension
  3. Stayed Suspension
  4. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Brandon   (PDF)|(DOCX)
  5. Consent Order for Dr. Brandon  (PDF)|(DOCX)
  6. Probation Agreement for Dr. Brandon  (PDF)|(DOCX)

Frank Fedele, M.D. (BRN#150975)

Action

  1. Reprimand
  2. Statement of Allegations for Dr. Fedele (PDF)(DOC)
  3. Consent Order for Dr. Fedele (PDF)(DOC)

Yoon Choi, M.D. (BRN#206555)

Action

  1. Suspension
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