Psychiatrist Brian Cassmassi, Exposed Self to Patient, Faces Loss of Medical License

April 6, 2018

On March 7, 2018, the Medical Board of California issued an Accusation against Los Angeles psychiatrist Brian J. Cassmassi. The Accusation seeks to revoke or suspend Cassmassi’s license due to a criminal conviction substantially related to the practice of psychiatry.

The document states that on or about June 29, 2016, a criminal complaint was filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court which charged Cassmassi with one count of indecent exposure. According to the Accusation, in October 2015, Cassmassi provided psychotherapy and medication management to a male patient, T.C., to whom he “showed gay pornography on his laptop computer, exposed his penis and began masturbating himself in front of the patient.”

On December 5, 2016, an additional charge, of disorderly conduct, was added. Cassmassi pleaded no contest to that charge and the earlier charge, of indecent exposure, was dropped. He was sentenced on that day to 36 months probation, during which he is not allowed to attend to any male patients except in the presence of a medical professional chaperone. 

In an interview with the Medical Board, Cassmassi admitted he’d done these things.

Source: “In the Matter of the Accusation Against Brian Joseph Cassmassi,” Case 800-2015-017882, Medical Board of California.


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