Dialogue Volume 15, Issue 2 2019 - Page 52

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES ORDER The Committee ordered: a one-month suspension of Dr. Kakar’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; payment to the College of hearing costs in the amount of $10,180. For complete details of the Order, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Kakar waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. SIDDHARTHA MUKHERJEE PRACTICE LOCATION: Pembroke AREA OF PRACTICE: Obstetrics/Gynecology HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On March 4th, 2019, the Discipline Commit- tee found that Dr. Mukherjee committed an act of professional misconduct in that he has been found guilty of an offence that is relevant to his suitability to practice, and he has engaged in an act or omission that would be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. The Agreed Statement of Facts stated that: • Dr. Mukherjee was involved in an extra-marital sexual relationship with Ms. B, a nurse who worked at the hospital where he practised. Dr. Mukherjee hired Ms. B to work as an RN in his clinic. • During the relationship, Dr. Mukherjee prescribed a common antibiotic to Ms. B’s children and pre- scribed Lorazepam to her for five days. • When Dr. Mukherjee’s wife learned of the rela- tionship, his relationship with Ms. B deteriorated. When Ms. B told Dr. Mukherjee that she wanted to end the relationship, Dr. Mukherjee threatened to end her employment or take back gifts he had previously given Ms. B. • Dr. Mukherjee was found guilty by a judge of the Ontario Court of Justice of two counts of mischief 52 DIALOGUE ISSUE 2, 2019 and one count of uttering threats to cause death or bodily harm to Ms. B. o The first mischief occurred when Dr. Mukherjee broke into the door of Ms. B’s house when she was not home in an attempt to confront her, thereby damaging the door. o The second mischief occurred when Dr. Mukher- jee intentionally drove his car into Ms. B’s car while she was inside, thereby damaging it. o Dr. Mukherjee uttered threats, including death threats, to Ms. B by text message on three occa- sions. The threats were intended to intimidate Ms. B. o Dr. Mukherjee was sentenced to a conditional discharge and 12 months’ probation. ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered: a six-month sus- pension of Dr. Mukherjee's certificate of registration; a reprimand; and successful completion of an anger management program. He was also ordered to pay hearing costs in the amount of $6,000. For complete details of the Order, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Mukherjee waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered a public reprimand. DR. ASSEFA FERSHA NOZA PRACTICE LOCATION: Toronto AREA OF PRACTICE: Family Medicine HEARING INFORMATION: Statement of Uncontested Facts on Liability; Joint Submission on Penalty On March 27, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Noza committed an act of profession- al misconduct in that he engaged in an act or omis- sion that would be regarded by members as disgrace- ful, dishonourable or unprofessional. In May 2016, Patient A saw Dr. Noza to discuss her results from a urine test done at an earlier ap-