New York psychiatrist Jack Gorman permanently surrenders right to practice in Massachusetts
October 7, 2007
On October 7, 2007, New York psychiatrist Jack Gorman permanently surrendered his right to practice medicine in the state of Massachusetts. Gorman had, for a portion of 2006, been the president and psychiatrist-in-chief of McLean Hospital, a psychiatric facility associated with Harvard University but otherwise, Dr. Gorman had practiced for much of his career at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. On September 18, 2007, the New York Board of Professional Medical Conduct suspended his license for no less than six months for “inappropriate sexual contact with a patient.” This fact was exposed in The Boston Globe, which caught the attention of McLean Hospital execs, who opened an investigation to ensure that none of their patients were sexually abused by Gorman during his time there.1 Three days later, Gorman permanently surrendered his right to practice medicine in the state of Massachusetts ever again.2
1 “A doctor’s downfall, McLean’s fallout,” The Boston Globe, 14 Oct. 2007; Consent Order, In the Matter of Jack M. Gorman, M.D., New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, No. 02-210, 30 Sept. 2007.
2 “State board of medicine takes disciplinary action,” Press release of the Massachusetts State Board of Registration in Medicine, 17 Oct. 2007.
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