Psychiatrist Myron D. Brenner surrenders licenses in Pennsylvania and Maryland
November 5, 2010
On November 23, 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of State Medical Board accepted the permanent voluntary surrender of psychiatrist Myron David Brenner’s license because his license was disciplined by the proper licensing authority of another state and he failed to report this action within 60 days after its occurrence.
This action makes reference action taken against Brenner in the state of Maryland. Specifically, on October 22, 2008, the Maryland Board of Physicians accepted the surrender of Brenner’s license “to avoid disciplinary charges and the prosecution of the charges based on his unprofessional and sexual relationship with a female patient while under his care as her treating psychiatrist.”
“…during my treatment of this patient, I maintained a personal diary concerning our interactions during treatment sessions and our sexual relationship.”
A letter of surrender from Dr. Brenner to the Board states that he carried on the sexual relationship “for about four years” with the patient; that he engaged in self-disclosure with the patient (informing her about issues in his personal life); received monetary gifts and loans from the patient and also gave the patient gifts.
Lastly, he stated that, “…during my treatment of this patient, I maintained a personal diary concerning our interactions during treatment sessions and our sexual relationship.”
He may not apply for nor seek reinstatement of his medical license for five years.
Source: January 2011 Disciplinary Actions report, Pennsylvania Department of State and Letter from Myron D. Brenner, M.D. to Robert G. Hennessy, M.D., M.B.A., Chairman of the Maryland Board of Physicians, Re: Surrender of License to Practice Medicine, as posted on the website of the Maryland Board of Physicians.
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