Psychiatrist Aly Abbas Ahmed Had a Sexual Relationship with 20-Year-Old Patient

March 5, 2019

On January 17, 2019, the Georgia Composite Medical Board issued an Initial Decision to suspend the license of psychiatrist Aly A. Ahmed (Ahmed Medical Center 245 Country Club Dr. Bldg. 300B, Stockbridge, GA 30281) for three years.

The Board’s “Findings of Fact” states that in August 2012, Dr. Ahmed, then 55, began treating a 20-year-old female patient. During the treatment sessions with, the patient discussed her financial problems. In February 2013, he referred her to another psychiatrist. 

Following the referral, Dr. Aly began a personal and, ultimately, sexual relationship with the former patient. Though Dr. Aly testified that it started with a chance meeting at a local bookstore, the patient testified that he asked her to meet him there, and that if she did, he would give her $1,000.

The Board’s document also states that in August 2014 Dr. Aly and the patient together signed an application to rent an apartment, the contact for which bore both names as residents. He bought a car for her use and provided monetary assistance with her rent, bills, and electricity. 

The Board concluded that, among other things, Dr. Aly exploited the patient by using information gained during treatment (e.g., the patient’s financial troubles and other vulnerabilities) to his advantage.

Thirty percent of convictions of psychiatrists and psychologists are for sex-related violations. 

Source: Initial Decision, Georgia Composite Medical Board v. Aly Ahmed, M.D., Docket No. 1838938, Agency Reference No. 20161450, January 17, 2019.

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