NY State Precludes Indicted Psychiatrist Pamela Buchbinder From Practicing

April 19, 2018

On April 19, 2018, the New York State Department of Health issued an Interim Order of Conditions ("Order") on psychiatrist Pamela Lyn Buchbinder.

The Order precludes Buchbinder from practicing medicine in New York State. "I understand that the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct is investigating alleged misconduct by me," the Order states "and may pursue a proceeding...with respect to matters under investigation."

Though the Order makes reference to an "Exhibit A," which is supposed to contain a description of the matters under investigation, no such exhibit is attached. 

However, it is likely that the matter under investigation is Buchbinder's October 19, 2017 indictment for 2012 attempted murder of the father of their then-six-year-old son, following disputes over custody and visitation. The indictment alleged that Buchbinder enlisted her then-19-year-old cousin, himself a psychiatric patient, to bludgeon the father with a sledgehammer.  

The man survived the attack and ultimately won full custody of the child. 

Buchbinder current resides at the Rose M. Singer Center, at New York's Riker's Island prison, which houses detained and sentenced female adults and adolescents.


Source: Interim Order of Conditions in the Matter of Pamela Lyn Buchbinder, M.D., New York State Dept of Health State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, April 19, 2018; NYC Dept of Correction Inmate Lookup Service entry for Pamela Buchbinder, ID #07067047J; and Larry Celona, "Psychiatrist indicted in bludgeoning of baby daddy with a sledgehammer," New York Post, October 19,  2017.


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