Psychiatrist Mohammed Soori loses license in New York
August 29, 2009
The New York State Department of Health revoked psychiatrist MOHAMMED SOORI’s license. This action was the result of actions taken against Dr. Soori the state of Virginia for violations which, if committed in the state of New York, would have been grounds for revocation.
On January 29, 2009, the Virginia Board of Medicine issued an Order of Summary Suspension on Dr. Soori. The Board’s “Statement of Particulars” states that Soori engaged in a “personal and sexual relationship” with two patients and “sexual behavior…sexual comments, hugging and…kissing…and/or otherwise engaged in conduct of a sexual nature that was lewd and offensive” with another patient; prescribed large quantities of narcotic pain medications and other controlled substances to four patients without medical justification and without performing or documenting a physical examination.
Further, the Board’s document states that Soori may have violated sections of state code when he submitted his application for license to practice in December 2004 in that he answered “no” to the question “Have you ever been denied privileges or voluntarily surrendered your clinical privileges while under investigation, been censured or warned, or requested to withdraw from the staff of any medical school, residency or fellowship training, hospital, nursing home, or other health care facility, or health care provider?” In fact, by letter dated December 13, 1992, Dr. Soori was excluded from the Family Practice Medicine Internship Program of the University of Montreal School of Medicine following complaints from four female patients concerning inappropriate contact and/or sexual contact. The University soon after revoked Soori’s registration certificate.
Lastly, following a December 8, 2008 urine drug screen in which he tested positive for cannabinoids (chemical compound found in marijuana), Dr. Soori entered into a program for impaired practitioners. One condition of the program was that he refrain from practicing as a medical professional due to chemical abuse that could impair his ability to safely practice. He violated this condition of the program.
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