The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (the "Board") has taken the following actions in September 2011. This information is a summary prepared by the Board Administrative Office staff. Copies of the Orders can be found at www.njmedicalboard.gov under the right-hand pull down menu, "Board Activities," "Monthly Summaries." Requests for certified, true copies should be made in writing directed to William V. Roeder, Executive Director, P.O. Box 183, Trenton, New Jersey 08625
CHIEN, Hank Shuo-Horng, M.D.
License # Unlicensed
New York, NY 10016
Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, 00
CONSENT ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST filed September 20, 2011. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that Dr. Chien offered to engage, or engaged, in the practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey and offered consultations for surgical services in New Jersey, with the surgery to be performed in New York, for procedures such as abdominoplasty, breast reduction, breast enhancement, molding of the waistline, eyelid surgery, liposuction, implants and/or injections to enlarge the buttocks, face lift, breast lift, abdominal reduction, hymen reconstruction, vaginal reduction, leg augmentation, nipple and areola reduction, circumcision, tattoo removals, the reduction and augmentation of lips, chin augmentation, scar revisions, and dermabrasion. Dr. Chien admitted he does not hold an active New Jersey license, but acknowledged that he is licensed in New York. Dr. Chien neither admitted, nor denied, that he offered to engage, or engaged, in the practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey. He did, however, acknowledge that such activities may only be performed by persons licensed by the Board. The Board ordered, and Dr. Chien agreed to cease and desist from holding himself out as being licensed or able to practice medicine or surgery in New Jersey, including but not limited to providing consultations for surgical procedures in New Jersey even if the surgery is to be performed in another jurisdiction; and from performing follow-up consultations or appointments for surgeries performed in another jurisdiction, unless and until he is duly licensed by the Board of Medical Examiners to do so. Dr. Chien must pay a penalty in the amount of $5,000.00. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 20, 2011.
DEMCZUK, Eugene, M.D.
Union, NJ 07083
Slaska Akademia Medyczna, 1973
INTERIM CONSENT ORDER filed September 8, 2011. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that on or about August 11, 2011, Dr. Demczuk was arrested and charged with conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone for cash and with distribution of Oxycodone without a legitimate medical purpose. This arrest was predicated on an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigations ("FBI"), the New York Police Department and the New York State Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement dating from on or about November 2010 to August 11, 2011. The investigation revealed that Dr. Demczuk allegedly sold 30mg prescriptions of Oxycodone pills to an undercover FBI officer for $150.00 per prescription without conducting any physical examinations and for allegedly providing the undercover officer with prescriptions in the names of other individuals. The parties being desirous of resolving this matter without the necessity of further proceedings, and it appearing Dr. Demczuk has read the terms of the within Order and understood the meaning and effect, Dr. Demczuk consented to be bound by same. Therefore, the Board ordered, and Dr. Demczuk agreed to be granted leave to immediately surrender his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey, which was deemed a temporary suspension of his license pending the disposition of the criminal charges and until further Order of the Board. Dr. Demczuk is to cease and desist from the practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey. The parties stipulated that entry of this Interim Consent Order was without prejudice to further action or investigation by the Board, the Attorney General, the Drug Control Unit, the Division of Consumer Affairs, or other law enforcement entities resulting from Dr. Demczuk's conduct prior to the entry of this Order. The parties further stipulated that entry of this Interim Consent Order would not be deemed as an admission by Dr. Demczuk of any of the criminal charges referenced herein and would not constitute a waiver of any defenses that he may assert with reference to the criminal charges. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 8, 2011.
GEIER, Mark R., M.D.
Silver Spring, MD 20905
George Washington University, 1978
CONSENT ORDER OF SUSPENSION OF LICENSURE filed September 15, 2011. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that on or about April 27, 2011, the Maryland Board entered an Order for Summary Suspension of License to Practice Medicine against Dr. Geier, at which time his medical license was summarily suspended pending a hearing based upon investigative findings made in connection with his care and treatment of Patients A through I, as well as misrepresentation of his credentials. Among the findings made by the Maryland Board, Dr. Geier mis-diagnosed autistic children with precocious puberty and other genetic abnormalities and treated them with potent hormonal therapy and in some instances, chelation therapy, both of which have a substantial risk of both short term and long term adverse side effects, and Dr. Geier's treatment exposed the children to needless risk of harm, and as a result, the Maryland Board summarily suspended Dr. Geier's medical license. As a result, the New Jersey Board found the Maryland disciplinary action provided a basis for disciplinary action against Dr. Geier's New Jersey license to practice medicine and surgery, in that his authority to engage in the activity regulated by the Board has been revoked or suspended by any other state, agency or authority. The New Jersey Board ordered Dr. Geier's license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey suspended until such time as he holds an active, unrestricted license to practice medicine in Maryland. In the event Dr. Geier seeks reinstatement of his New Jersey license at any time in the future, he will be required to appear before a Committee of the New Jersey Board to establish he is fit to practice medicine in New Jersey and demonstrate to the Board's satisfaction that he holds an active, unrestricted license in Maryland. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 15, 2011.
ICOCHEA, Rosendo D., M.D.
License # Pending
Fort Lee, NJ 07024
Univ of Hawaii, John A. Burns Sch of Med, 1976
Appl - International
CONSENT ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST filed September 14, 2011.. This matter was opened to the Board upon the filing of a Motion to Enforce Litigant's Rights against Dr. Icochea on August 30, 2011. Said Motion filed was sought to enforce the terms of a January 13, 2009 Consent Order between Dr. Icochea and the Board concerning his unlicensed practice of medicine in New Jersey. By the terms of the 2009 Consent Order, Dr. Icochea was found to have engaged in the unlicensed practice of medicine in New Jersey from 2006 to 2008. Dr. Icochea agreed in the 2009 Consent Order to pay a $10,000.00 civil penalty and to immediately Cease and Desist from the practice of medicine in New Jersey until such time as he becomes validly licensed. However, a compliance investigation by the Enforcement Bureau of the Division of Consumer Affairs revealed that although Dr. Icochea is licensed in New York he did not complete an application for New Jersey licensure and that he has continued to operate the same West New York office through June 2011, in violation of his 2009 Consent Order. The Board found five specific violations committed by Dr. Icochea: he continued to operate his West New York office despite his agreement to close pursuant to the 2009 Consent Order; he advertised his West New York office in a Spanish language newspaper; he scheduled appointments for his West New York office with patients by telephone; he offered to patients payment financing brochures bearing his name and his West New York address; and Dr. Icochea performed physical examinations on patients at his West New York Office. The Board has taken notice that a criminal prosecution of Dr. Icochea for unlicensed practice of medicine has been brought by the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. Prior to a Hearing on this matter, the parties agreed to and the Board accepted a settlement of this matter as set forth in this Consent Order. The Board ordered and Dr. Icochea agreed to immediately cease and desist from the practice of medicine in New Jersey until such time as he obtains a valid license from the Board. Dr. Icochea is to immediately close his office in West New York; refrain from practicing from or opening any other office in New Jersey until such time as he obtains a valid license; and immediately remove or destroy all materials in which he holds himself out as a New Jersey physician. Dr. Icochea may direct patients to his New York office by providing a New York telephone number and address. Dr. Icochea will be ineligible for licensure as a physician in New Jersey for two years, beginning on the effective date of this Consent Order. Prior to obtaining a New Jersey license, Dr. Icochea must appear before a Preliminary Evaluation Committee of the Board to demonstrate his fitness to practice. Dr. Icochea must pay a civil penalty in the amount of $90,000.00, with $40,000.00 payable and $50,000.00 stayed. In the event Dr. Icochea is found to have committed any violation of this Consent Order, including default on any payments due, Dr. Icochea will become immediately liable for the entire outstanding amount of civil penalties up to the full assessment of $90,000.00. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 14, 2011.
ILEM, Priscilla G., M.D.
Wayne, NJ 07470-3920
Univ of St. Tomas, 1954
INTERIM CONSENT ORDER DEEMED A TEMPORARY SUSPENSION filed September 8, 2011. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that on August 16, 2011, Dr. Ilem was arrested and charged with issuing prescriptions for Controlled Dangerous Substances ("CDS") without a legitimate medical purpose. This arrest was predicated on an investigation by the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency ("DEA") and Wayne Police Department dating from on or about June 2011 to August 16, 2011, which found that Dr. Ilem wrote hundreds of prescriptions for Oxycodone and other CDS without conducting physical examinations and in exchange for cash payments. Upon information and belief, Dr. Ilem posted bail and is barred from prescribing CDS as a condition thereof. By way of a Final Order dated August 9, 2007, the Board publically reprimanded Dr. Ilem for writing twenty-three prescriptions for CDS at a time that she did not possess a valid DEA registration and for having submitted falsified patient records to the Board during the pendency of a Board investigation of her practice. The Board ordered and Dr. Ilem agreed to immediately surrender her license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey. Said surrender is to be deemed a temporary suspension of her license pending the disposition of the criminal charges and until further Order of the Board. Dr. Ilem is to cease and desist from the practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey until further Order of the Board and she is to return her original New Jersey license, current biennial registration, original CDS registration and immediately advise the DEA of this Order. The parties hereby stipulate that entry of this Interim Consent Order is without prejudice to further action or investigation by this Board, the Attorney General, the Drug Control Unit, the Division of Consumer Affairs, or other law enforcement entities resulting from Dr. Ilem's conduct prior to the entry of this Order. The parties further stipulate that entry of this Interim Consent Order will not be deemed an admission by Dr. Ilem of any of the criminal charges referenced herein and will not constitute a waiver of any defenses she may assert with reference to the criminal charges. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 8, 2011.
JEAN-BAPTISTE, Demesvar A., M.D.
Watchung, NJ 07069
INTERIM CONSENT ORDER filed September 19, 2011. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that Dr. Jean-Baptiste failed to comply with the terms of the Consent Order he entered into with the Board on April 1, 2011. Specifically, Dr. Jean-Baptiste failed to comply with the monitoring and other requirements established by the Professional Assistance Program ("PAP") and agreed to by him in the April 2011 Order. The Board is aware that on August 23, 2011, Dr. Jean-Baptiste was arrested and charged with various criminal offenses including burglary, making terroristic threats and aggravated assault. Each of these allegations, if proven, would form the basis for the suspension or revocation of Dr. Jean-Baptiste's license to practice medicine in New Jersey. Dr. Jean-Baptiste's arrest and other information known to the Board would also palpably demonstrates a clear and imminent danger to the public health, safety and welfare. Dr. Jean-Baptiste without admissions having read the terms of this Order and understanding the meaning and effect, now seeks leave to temporarily surrender his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey. The Board ordered and Dr. Jean-Baptiste agreed to the temporarily suspension of his license, effective immediately and pending further order of the Board. Dr. Jean-Baptiste is to cease and desist from the practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey; he is to immediately return his original New Jersey license, current biennial registration, and CDS registration; he is to immediately cease and desist from prescribing or dispensing medications; and he is to take the appropriate steps to destroy any and all prescription pads in his possession. Dr. Jean-Baptiste understands and agrees that resolution of the pending criminal charges will not resolve any matter which has or could be brought before the Board. The parties further stipulate that the entry of this Order is without admission of any wrongdoing by Dr. Jean-Baptiste . EFFECTIVE DATE: September 23, 2011.
JOACHIM, Leonard, M.D..
Wayne, NJ 07470
St. Georges Univ, Sch of Med, 1982
INTERIM ORDER OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION filed September 22, 2011. . This matter was recently opened to the Board upon receipt of information that on September 13, 2011, Dr. Joachim was arrested and charged with Sexual Assault and information that he provided medical treatment to the victim without a chaperone present. This arrest was predicated upon an investigation into allegations that Dr. Joachim while providing medical treatment, engaged in improper and inappropriate sexual contact and sexual intercourse with a twenty-five year old female patient, S.R. In 1995, Dr. Joachim pled guilty to Criminal Sexual Contact for his conduct with a female patient, S.H. In 2003, Dr. Joachim was arrested for allegedly having sexual contact with a 24 year old female patient, D.S. The Criminal matter was "no billed" by a Grand Jury and the charges were dismissed. However, on August 27, 2010, Dr. Joachim entered into a Final Consent Order with the Board whereby he is required among other things, to only see female patients in the presence of a Board approved chaperone. Dr. Joachim's examination of patient S.R. without the required chaperone being present at all times would constitute a violation of that Final Consent Order. The Attorney General of New Jersey sought a surrender by Dr. Joachim of his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey at this time, and Dr. Joachim has determined not to contest the surrender of his license in accordance with the terms of this Interim Order. The Board ordered and Dr. Joachim agreed to immediately surrender his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey, said surrender to be deemed a temporary suspension of his license pending the disposition of the criminal charges and until further Order of the Board. Dr. Joachim must cease and desist from the practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey and return his original New Jersey license, current biennial registration, CDS registration and advise the DEA of this Order. The parties hereby stipulate that entry of this Interim Order is without prejudice to further action or investigation by this Board, the Attorney General, the Drug Control Unit, the Division of Consumer Affairs, or other law enforcement entities resulting from Dr. Joachim's conduct prior to the entry of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 22, 2011.
LOCATELLI, Sam, M.D.
Bernardsville, NJ 07924
New York Med Col, 1983
FINAL DECISION AND ORDER filed September 29, 2011. This matter was brought before the Board by the filing of an Administrative Complaint on July 2, 2010. The Complaint alleged in one count, in part, that in connection with a medical staff privilege application, Dr. Locatelli faxed a copy of his controlled dangerous substance (CDS) certificate to the Medical Center indicating that it was valid from November 1, 2008 through October 31, 2009, although Dr. Locatelli's CDS registration had expired on October 31, 2007 and had not been renewed. The Complaint further alleged the CDS certificate provided by Dr. Locatelli had been altered; that on March 12, 2009 and continuing through June 6, 2009, Dr. Locatelli's medical staff privileges were suspended because he failed to maintain a current CDS certificate; and that Dr. Locatelli appeared before the Medical Practitioner Review Panel (the "Panel") of the Board on November 20, 2009 and testified denying that he altered his CDS registration and that his most recent CDS certificate was dated November 1, 2008 to October 31, 2009 although he needed to trace over the number "8" in 2008 and the number "9" in 2009 because those numbers were blurry. Dr. Locatelli did not appeal the hospital determination nor reapply for membership or hospital privileges. Dr. Locatelli's actions were alleged to constitute dishonesty, fraud, deception, misrepresentation, false promise or false pretense; professional misconduct; having his authority to practice medicine suspended by the hospital; and failure of the duty to cooperate in an inquiry of the Board, and thus a failure to comply with an Act administered by the Board. Dr. Locatelli filed an Answer in which he admitted certain of the allegations of the Complaint, denying others, asserting that he was without knowledge sufficient to form a belief, or that certain other allegations were legal conclusions. The matter was transferred to the Office of Administrative Law as a contested case. On or about June 10, 2011, the Board was notified that the parties had stipulated to the essential allegations in the Complaint, thus the matter was uncontested, and was being returned to the Board for a Hearing regarding the stipulation, and then a hearing regarding mitigating circumstances for a determination of penalty. On July 13, 2011, a Hearing on the Complaint was scheduled before the Board. At the conclusion of the presentations the Board found that given the stipulated facts and the testimony elicited from Dr. Locatelli, there was sufficient evidence to establish liability and a basis for discipline. The Board found that in fashioning an appropriate resolution or disciplinary result in this matter, they have taken into account the difficult personal circumstances faced by Dr. Locatelli, however it is clear that a physician has the obligation to act in a truthful manner at all times, and cannot use his personal life as an excuse for engaging in conduct which is inappropriate and unprofessional. Although the Board is of the opinion Dr. Locatelli committed dishonest acts, compounding his faxing of an altered certificate to the hospital with his having continued to claim currency of privileges before the Panel, he did take responsibility prior to the resolution of this matter and truthfully testified before the Board after stipulating to the facts before us. The Board ordered the license of Dr. Locatelli to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey suspended for two years. The first two months of the suspension are to be served as a active suspension with an effective date of July 29, 2011 and will continue through and including September 29, 2011. The remainder will be stayed and served as probation. Within six months of the date of filing of this Order, Dr. Locatelli must provide proof to the Board that he has fully attended and successfully completed an Ethics course pre-approved by the Board. Dr. Locatelli must pay a penalty in the amount of $5,000.00 and cost in the amount of $5,100.00. EFFECTIVE DATE: July 29, 2011.
MOSSAVI, Ahmad, M.D.
Ocean, NJ 07712-3370
Ross Univ Sch Of Med, 1987
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW WITHIN INITIAL DECISION AND MODIFYING PENALTY filed September 23, 2011. This matter was returned to the Board following the entry of an Initial Decision by ALJ Stein on November 16, 2010. The Complaint in this matter had alleged in one count, inter alia , Dr. Mossavi engaged in acts of falsification of documents, dishonesty and professional misconduct in May of 2006, when he altered the date of a privilege letter already in his possession and faxed it to Aetna to support his claim that his University Hospital privileges were in good standing in order to remain a member of Aetna's network. The Complaint also alleged Dr. Mossavi's hospital privileges had been terminated for inactivity effective March 31, 2006. The Complaint went on to allege that although Dr. Mossavi later testified before a Committee of the Board in August of 2007 that he had the authorization of the signer of the privilege letter Ms. A.H., to prepare the altered letter, she had not worked at University Hospital nor had contact with him since 2003. ALJ Stein concluded Dr. Mossavi engaged in dishonesty, deception, fraud or misrepresentation in that he knowingly and without authority altered a letter from a hospital for the purpose of giving the impression that he had current hospital privileges so that he could remain in the Aetna Health Insurance network and that Dr. Mossavi was aware that his privileges were terminated at the time he altered the hospital privilege letter and forwarded it to Aetna. Based on said findings, ALJ Stein recommended that the Board enter an Order suspending Dr. Mossavi's license for three months, followed by a twelve month probation period; and imposing a penalty in the amount of $5,000.00 and assessing costs of the investigation, court reporter fees, administrative hearing, expert and transcript costs against Dr. Mossavi. This matter was scheduled for consideration at the Board meeting on January 12, 2011, however the meeting was adjourned due to inclement weather and rescheduled to be heard at the next meeting on February 9, 2011. Dr. Mossavi requested an adjournment due to travel plans which was granted conditioned upon his agreement to have the matter scheduled for the March 9, 2011 Board meeting. Nonetheless, Dr. Mossavi again requested an adjournment for the first time raising travel plans. Dr. Mossavi's request was denied and he was informed that he could appear through counsel in person or both on March 9. 2011. The Board found that upon review of the Initial Decision, the record, and arguments of counsel in this matter, that cause exists to adopt in their entirety the findings of fact and conclusions of law made by ALJ Stein in his Initial Decision. The Board ordered the license of Dr. Mossavi to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey suspended for three years. The first six months of the suspension to be served as an active suspension, and the remainder to be stayed and served as probation. Prior to reinstatement of license and before resuming practice on probation, Dr. Mossavi must appear before a Committee of the Board and demonstrate that he has complied with the conditions of this Order; that he is fit and competent to resume the practice of medicine; and provide proof to the Board that he has fully attended and successfully completed an ethics course pre-approved by the Board. Dr. Mossavi must pay a penalty in the amount of $10,000.00 and costs in the amount of $28,528.08. The active suspension will be considered to commence on the date of service of this Order and continue for six months thereafter, unless Dr. Mossavi provides documentation and demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Board that he ceased the practice of medicine as of June 23, 2011, and has not practiced in New Jersey or any other State or jurisdiction since that time, in which event the suspension will be considered to have begun on that date and will continue through and including December 22, 2011. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 23, 2011.
MOTIRAMANI, Nikhil, M.D..
License # Pending
Middletown, NJ 07748
Pt. J.N.M. Medical College, India 2006
CONSENT ORDER OF REPRIMAND filed September 21, 2011. . This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of Dr. Motiramani's application for a residency training permit to participate in a residency program. Dr. Motiramani answered affirmatively to the question pertaining to whether he had ever been the subject of a criminal proceeding in New Jersey. After the Board investigated this matter, it was revealed Dr. Motiramani was arrested on January 29, 2010, for allegedly criminal attempt of child abuse; on September 29, 2010, Dr. Motiramani pled guilty to cruelty and neglect of children; and on December 17, 2010, Dr. Motiramani was sentenced to one year probation including no access to social networking sites, counseling as directed by probation and he is permitted to report to probation by telephone while in India. The Board found Dr. Motiramani's conduct violated Board statues and regulations in that, he has been convicted of or engaged in acts constituting any crime or offense involving moral turpitude or relating adversely to the activity regulated by the Board. The Board ordered and Dr. Motiramani agreed to be reprimanded for engaging in conduct involving an offense of moral turpitude resulting in his guilty plea. Dr. Motiramani agreed to surrender his ability to apply for a medical license in New Jersey for five years, beginning the filing date of this Consent Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 21, 2011.
MURRAY, Zachary R., A.T..
Devon, PA 1933
Quinnipiac Univ, 2010
CONSENT ORDER OF REPRIMAND filed September 19, 2011. . This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of an application for a license to engage in the practice of athletic training in New Jersey by Mr. Murray. Mr. Murray's license to practice athletic training was issued on February 24, 2011. Mr. Murray's application revealed he practiced athletic training by serving as an athletic trainer for Rutgers University from August 2010 through February 23, 2011, without a license. The Board ordered and Mr. Murray agreed to be reprimanded for engaging in the unlicensed practice of athletic training. Mr. Murray must contemporaneously with the filing of this Order pay a penalty in the amount of $250.00, for violating the Athletic Training Practice Act. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 19, 2011.
QURESHI, Shams M., M.D..
Clifton, NJ 07011-2330
Osmania Medical College, 1977
FINAL CONSENT ORDER filed September 19, 2011. . This matter was opened to the Board upon the filing of a Nine Count Verified Complaint ("Complaint") on March 31, 2006. The first Eight Counts of the Complaint alleged insurance fraud and falsification of patient records from 2002 through 2004. Count Nine of the Complaint alleged Dr. Qureshi grossly deviated from the appropriate standard of care in his performance of prolotherapy injections on two patients, S.H. and N.N. and that he exhibited a gross lack of medical judgement by failing to recognize and properly treat the complications resulting from the prolotherapy injections. On May 5, 2006, Dr. Qureshi filed an Answer that denied the substantive allegations of the Verified Complaint. On May 2, 2006, the parties entered into an Interim Consent Order imposing restrictions on Dr. Qureshi's license and the monitoring of his medical practice by Board approved monitors. Dr. Qureshi entered into an Order on May 11, 2006, pursuant to which he voluntarily ceased and desisted the practice of medicine until such time as all the monitors were approved. On June 2, 2006, the Attorney General filed a Second Verified Complaint alleging Dr. Qureshi failed to comply with the May 11, 2006 Board Order by treating thirty-nine patients while the Cease and Desist Order was in effect. Dr. Qureshi denied these allegations. On June 14, 2006, the parties entered into a Third Interim Consent Order under which Dr. Qureshi would be subject to limitations on his license and further monitoring of his medical practice. Both Verified Complaints and Answers were forwarded to the Office of Administrative Law on February 21, 2008, as a contested case. Initially this matter was placed on the Inactive List pending the disposition of the related criminal matter. Then by way of Order dated February 20, 2009, Count Nine was bifurcated from Counts One through Eight. Count Nine was assigned trial dates while Counts One through Eight were continued on the Inactive List. Subsequently, eight days of testimony on Count Nine were presented before the Administrative Law Judge. On January 11, 2010, Dr. Qureshi pled guilty to one count of Recklessly Committing Health Care Claims Fraud. On August 20, 2010, Dr. Qureshi was sentenced to probation for two years, home confinement for the first three months of the probationary term, and a one year suspension of license. As a result of the guilty plea and the violation of the New Jersey Insurance Fraud Prevention Act, the Board found grounds for disciplinary action. Dr. Qureshi's care and treatment of patients S.H. and N.N. constituted acts of gross negligence and/or multiple acts of negligence. The Board found that there is a sufficient basis to support the disposition herein. The Board ordered and Dr. Qureshi agreed to his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey be suspended for two years. Dr. Qureshi's active suspension will begin nunc pro tunc on August 20, 2010, the date on which Dr. Qureshi's one year period of active suspension began under the criminal statute. Prior to reinstatement of his active license, Dr. Qureshi will be required to appear before a Committee of the Board and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that he is fit and competent to resume the practice of medicine and that his practice of medicine and surgery does not pose a threat to the health, safety and welfare of patients or the public; his appearance before a Committee of the Board must be scheduled approximately 6 months prior to the completion of the active suspension and will not be unreasonably delayed; Dr. Qureshi will be required to provide a detailed plan for the resumption of his practice of medicine, which plan will need to be approved by the Board; he is to demonstrate successful completion of a Board-approved course in ethics; he will be permanently barred from performing prolotherapy; and Dr. Qureshi must pay cost in the amount of $100,000.00, and in recognition of the civil administrative penalty agreed upon by Dr. Qureshi and the Office of the Insurance Fraud Prosecutor, the assessment of penalties are waived. This Final Consent Order will be a full and final disposition of the Administrative matter at the Office of Administrative Law. The Board will retain jurisdiction to enforce the terms of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: August 20, 2010.
TEHRANI, Kayvon, M.D..
License # Unlicensed
Great Neck, NY 11021
CONSENT ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST AND REPRIMAND filed September 21, 2011.. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information pertaining to Dr. Tehrani and his practice of medicine in New Jersey without a New Jersey license. On or about July 22, 2008, Dr. Tehrani provided a medical consultation to a female undercover investigator whom he believed to be a patient at his office. More specifically, the consultation was for liposuction of the undercover investigator's waistline and a fatty injection into the undercover agent's buttocks. Dr. Tehrani advised the undercover investigator the procedure would be performed at a facility in New York, with transportation provided to and from his office in New Jersey. Additionally, Dr. Tehrani discussed the undercover investigator that her pre and post operative appointments would take place in the New Jersey facility and his fees for the procedure of $6,500.00. Dr. Tehrani's application for a New Jersey medical license was received by the Board on or about December 7, 2007 and was pending review when the investigation took place. Dr. Tehrani's holding himself out as being able to practice, offering to practice, and practicing medicine in New Jersey without a valid medical license constitutes violation of New Jersey Statues and Regulations. The Board ordered and Dr. Tehrani agreed to immediately cease and desist from engaging in the practice of medicine in New Jersey, including but not limited to, providing consultations for surgical procedures, follow-up consultations or appointments for surgeries in New Jersey whether or not the surgery is to be performed in another jurisdiction. Dr. Tehrani has ceased all ties with the location in North Bergen, New Jersey where he practiced medicine without a New Jersey medical license and he will continue to cease such practice and can not open or work as an employee at any medical office in New Jersey unless and until he has an active unrestricted medical license in New Jersey. Dr. Tehrani is reprimanded for his practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey without a valid New Jersey medical license, in lieu of receiving a denial of such license, Dr. Tehrani is permitted to withdraw his application. Dr. Tehrani is to pay penalties in the amount of $10,000.00 to the Board; his pending application for licensure is now deemed withdrawn; and he can not re-apply for a New Jersey license to practice medicine for at least a minimum of five years from the filing date of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 21, 2011.
THE NEW JERSEY STATE
BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
William V. Roeder
WVR/jj Executive Director