Medical board revokes license of psychiatrist Settimio "Sam" Castellani for patient sex

August 25, 2010


On July 20, 2010, the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners permanently revoked the license of psychiatrist Settimio “Sam” Castellani for unprofessional, dishonorable or unethical conduct.

The Board’s “Findings of Fact” states that on or about March 23, 2009, during an office visit, Castellani either coerced a patient (identified as “T.S.”) to perform oral sex on him or engaged in consensual sex with the patient.

Castellani admitted to law enforcement investigators that he had engaged in oral sex with T.S. and that he had had other patients perform sexual favors for him.

In addition to revocation, Castellani is also required to pay the Board their costs for investigating and prosecuting its case against him–which could amount to as much as $10,000.

Source: Agreed Order in the Matter of Settimio Castellani, M.D., Tennessee license No. 19715, Docket No. 17.18-103651A, Tennessee Department of Health.


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