Dialogue Volume 15, Issue 2 2019 - Page 55

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES registration as a physician in Ontario or any other jurisdiction. ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered: a reprimand; and payment of hearing costs to the College 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. Sager waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered a public reprimand. DR. THEEPA SUNDARALINGAM PRACTICE LOCATION: Toronto ment, including while he was an inpatient receiving care in the hospital; and • She sought to avoid detection and requested that Patient A alter hospital records by scratching out her name on the visitor log, so there would be no evidence that she visited him in the hospital. ORDER The Committee ordered: revocation; a reprimand, funding for therapy for Patient A; and payment of 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. Sundaralingam waived her right to an appeal and the Committee ad- ministered the public reprimand. AREA OF PRACTICE: Oncology HEARING INFORMATION: Statement of Facts and Plea of No Contest: Uncontested Penalty DR. TIMOTHY JAMES PETER SZOZDA PRACTICE LOCATION: Kitchener On January 23, 2019, the Discipline Commit- tee found that Dr. Sundaralingam had committed professional misconduct in that she engaged in sexual abuse and engaged in an act or omission that would be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonour- able or unprofessional. It was found that: • Shortly after diagnosing her patient, Patient A with cancer, Dr. Sundaralingam provided Patient A with her personal phone number and Instagram ID; • Immediately thereafter, she began texting him in a highly personal and sexualized manner; • Very soon after that, they met in a coffee shop; • Within one month, they were discussing sexually explicit topics and engaging in sexually explicit texts; • They lay in a hospital bed together and engaged in kissing and sexual touching; • At his home, they engaged in various sexual activi- ties, including sexual intercourse; • She maintained her sexual relationship with Patient A for many months, in many locations, while she continued to provide Patient A with medical treat- AREA OF PRACTICE: Family Medicine HEARING INFORMATION: Statement of Uncontested Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On January 30, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Szozda committed an act of profes- sional misconduct in that he engaged in an act or omission that would be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. Patient A was a patient of Dr. Szozda’s from 1992 to 2016. During appointments with Patient A, Dr. Szozda made inappropriate and unprofessional comments to her, and engaged in inappropriate and unprofessional conduct towards her as follows: a) On May 21, 2013, Patient A attended an ap- pointment with Dr. Szozda for an assessment of her acne. As she was sitting in a chair facing him, Dr. Szozda leaned over and lowered the top of her shirt to expose the upper chest above the bra line to examine her chest for acne. Dr. Szozda then told her to stand up and turn around, and pulled up her shirt at the back to determine if she had ISSUE 2, 2019 DIALOGUE 55