State issues negligence complaint against "stem cell" psychiatrist William Rader

May 31, 2013

On March 22, 2013, the Medical Board of California issued an Accusation against psychiatrist William C. Rader, alleging gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, false and/or misleading advertising, disseminating false or misleading statements, dishonesty or corruption, general unprofessional conduct and violation of the state medical practice act.

These charges all regard Rader’s treatment of four patients with fetal stem cell therapy; recommending they undergo such therapy when there is no medical evidence that such therapy could benefit the patients; failing to properly evaluate patients prior to recommending the therapy and failing to provide concise, understandable and accurate information regarding the potential risks and benefits of the therapy.

Additionally, Rader is charged with maintaining two websites and published a book which contain statements that “it is well established that fetal stem cell therapy has no negative side effects.” The website contain other false and/or misleading statements.


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