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FEBRUARY 2012
"BOARD ACTIONS SUMMARY"

The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (the "Board") has taken the following actions in December 2011. This information is a summary prepared by the Board Administrative Office staff. Copies of the Orders can be found at www.njmedicalboard.gov under the right-hand pull down menu, "Board Activities," "Monthly Summaries." Requests for certified, true copies should be made in writing directed to William V. Roeder, Executive Director, P.O. Box 183, Trenton, New Jersey 08625

ACKERMAN, Cheryl D., M.D.pdf
License #MA060961
Glen Ridge, NJ 07028
Suny-Hlth Sci Center, Brooklyn College, 1986
National Exam

Order of Automatic Suspension of License filed February 21, 2012. This matter was opened to the New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners upon receipt of a letter dated February 14, 2012 from Louis Baxter, M.D., of the Professional Assistance Program (PAP), which gave notice that Cheryl Ackerman, M.D. was non-compliant with the Private Letter Agreement (PLA) entered with the Board on October 24, 2011 and with the recommendations of the PAP. Dr. Ackerman entered into the PLA with the Board after the Board found that it had serious concerns about her professional practice and mental health. The Board found that Dr. Ackerman was in violation of the October 24, 2011 agreement, in that she had been non-compliant with the Board and the PAP, by refusing to provide requested psychiatric reports to the PAP and refused to undergo an independent psychiatric evaluation. The Board ordered that Dr. Ackerman’s license actively suspended. She must immediately cease and desist any practice of medicine and surgery in the State of New Jersey; return her original New Jersey license, her current biennial registration and CDS registration to the Board; and must advise the DEA of this Order and send them a copy of the Order. Dr. Ackerman’s entry into the Order was without prejudice to further action. The Order advised Dr. Ackerman that she has the right to apply for removal of the automatic suspension on five (5) days notice but in such event, shall be limited to a showing that the information received regarding her violation of the agreement was materially false. Should Dr. Ackerman wish to petition the board for reinstatement she must appear before a Committee of the Board and demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Board that she is capable of discharging the functions of a licensee in a manner consistent with the public's health, safety, and welfare. At the time of the appearance, Dr. Ackerman must provide the following: 1) Reports from all mental health professionals who have participated in her care and/or treatment during the period of time during her suspension; 2) a report from the PAP, detailing the nature and extent of her involvement with that entity; 3) documentation of all continuing medical education she completed during inactive status. Dr. Ackerman must be prepared to discuss her readiness to re-enter the practice of medicine and her future plans for practice and affirmatively establish her fitness, competence, and capacity to re-enter the active practice of medicine and surgery. Following review of all the relevant documents and submissions, the Board will determine whether the Dr. Ackerman is physically and psychologically fit to practice medicine and surgery in the State of New Jersey.

BELLS, Anthony P., PA-C pdf
License #MP001885
FairLawn, NJ 07410
Univ of Nebraska, 2010
Exam

CONSENT ORDER OF SUSPENSION AND PROBATION filed February 7, 2012, nunc pro tunc December 17, 2010. This matter was opened to the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee of the Board upon receipt of information alleging Mr. Bells engaged in professional misconduct in connection with his prescriptive authority. Specifically, it has been alleged Mr. Bells wrote an additional prescription for a patient for a controlled dangerous substance in contravention of his supervising physician’s instructions and forged another doctors signature on the prescription. On October 16, 2009, Mr. Bells appeared pro se at an investigative inquiry into the matter held by the Board. Having reviewed the entire record, the Board found that the facts established a basis for disciplinary action. The Board ordered and Mr. Bells agreed to his license as a Physician Assistant in New Jersey be suspended for two years, the first six months to be active and the remainder stayed and served as probation. Mr. Bells must pay a civil penalty in the amount of $5,000.00. Prior to the expiration of Mr. Bells active suspension, he must demonstrate completion of a Board approved Ethics Course and a course covering Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS) prescribing. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 17, 2010.

CASTILLO, Hector, M.D.pdf
License #MA041481
Paterson, NJ 07501-3655
University of Guadalajara, Mexico, 1978
Rutgers Medical School, 1981
FLEX Exam

CONSENT ORDER filed February 6, 2012. This matter was opened to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners ("Board") upon the filing of a Notice of Motion for Summary Decision on January 11, 2011, seeking summary decision on an Administrative Complaint filed October 29, 2010. A total of five counts of the complaint charged Dr. Castillo with: Count I - failure to fully comply with the terms of three Consent Orders entered into with the Board; Count II alleged that Dr. Castillo wrote prescriptions without a valid CDS certificate; Count II - alleged that Dr. Castillo wrote prescriptions without a valid CDS certificate; Count III - alleged that on December 2, 2009, Dr. Castillo wrote out a prescription for Ultracet in the name of Ms. M.D., although the patient actually consulting with him was Mr. J.D.; Count IV - alleged that Dr. Castillo responded untruthfully on his 2009 New Jersey medical license renewal application when he answered “no” in response to a question about actions taken against his license by other licensing authorities. Dr. Castillo’s New York license had been revoked effective April 2, 2009 on the basis of prior New Jersey Consent Orders; Count V - alleged that Dr. Castillo’s medical records were illegible and incomplete and did not meet the standard of care. Dr. Castillo’s answer was filed on December 8, 2010. On March 9, 2011, parties argued the Summary Decision Motion and on July 12, 2011, the Board granted summary decision as to Counts I and II. Summary Decision was denied as to the entirety of Counts III, IV, and V of the Administrative Complaint. The complaint and Answer were transferred as a contested case to the Office of Administrative Law and a hearing was scheduled for January 18, 20, 23, 24, 2012. The State and Dr. Castillo agreed to resolve this matter without recourse to formal proceedings, although Dr. Castillo denied any intentional wrongdoing, he agreed not to contest the other allegations of Counts III-V. Dr. Castillo further agreed to the suspension of his medical license for a period of four years, commencing February 19, 2012, of which fifteen (15) months served as active suspension, to be followed by thirty-three (33) months to be served as a period of probation. Dr. Castillo will not be eligible for reinstatement unless or until he complies with the following: 1) Neurocognitive Evaluation: During the period of active suspension, Dr. Castillo will undergo a neurocognitive evaluation, to be approved in advance by the Board, and to be paid at his own expense. A copy of the evaluation will be sent to the Board; 2) CPEP Evaluation: During the period of active suspension, Dr. Castillo must submit to a focused practice evaluation to be conducted by CPEP, paid at his own expense and comply with all the recommendations issuing therefrom provided that such recommendation does not require him to hold a license to practice medicine, in which case, he will follow such recommendation during the period of probation. Dr. Castillo must forward a copy of the assessment to the Board; 3) Penalties/Costs: Dr. Castillo will pay a civil penalty of $20,000 prior to the resumption of active practice. Dr. Castillo will pay costs, totaling $34,471.53. Payment is to commence June 1, 2013, and shall extend over the period of an additional twelve (12) months. Initial installment shall be $4,471.53; each of the following twelve installments shall be $2,500. Failure to remit the payment required will result in the filing of Certification of Debt. The Board reserves the right to bring further disciplinary action upon receipt of any reliable information indicating that Dr. Castillo has violated any terms of this Order. The Board shall retain jurisdiction to enforce the terms of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 6, 2012.

CORWIN, David M, M.D.pdf
License #MA043361
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Free Univ of Brussels, 1976
FLEX Exam

ORDER CONDITIONALLY REINSTATING LICENSE filed February 28, 2012. This matter was reopened before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners ("Board") upon receipt of a request from respondent David M. Corwin, MD for reinstatement of his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey. Dr. Corwin's medical license was suspended indefinitely pursuant to the terms of a Board order entered on May 12, 2010. The license of David M. Corwin, MD to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey is hereby conditionally reinstated subject to his compliance with the terms and conditions of this Order; notwithstanding the reinstatement herein effected, Dr. Corwin shall not commence any practice of medicine in New Jersey until such time as he secures (1) Board approval for a practice chaperone, who is to accompany him at all times when engaged in any medical practice involving a female patient; (2) identifies/secures treatment from a Board approved provider(s) with demonstrated specialty in treatment/counseling to professionals with history of inappropriate sexual behavior or sexual offending, consistent with recommendations made within a report dated May 28, 2010, including an addendum thereto dated April 19, 2011, prepared by Dr. Barry Zakireh of the J.J. Peters' Institute; (3) upon securing Board-approved treatment provider and commencing treatment, Dr. Corwin may resume practice; he may see, examine, and/or provide treatment to male patients, but shall not see, examine and/or provide treatment to female patients unless (4) he is accompanied at all times by a chaperone approved by the Board prior to seeing, examining and/or treating any female patient; (5) he is prohibited from treating female patients for "long-term" psychotherapy, medication management, or counseling ("long-term" shall mean extending beyond a period of sixth days); (6) Any violation of the terms of this Order shall be deemed "professional misconduct" and shall be expressly recognized to be grounds to support the summary entry of an Order suspending or revoking Dr. Corwin's medical license and/or otherwise rescinding the authorization granted herein to engage in any practice of medicine in New Jersey. The basis for the conditions imposed upon Dr. Corwin was his conviction, on March 3, 2008, in Municipal Court in Union County, of the disorderly persons offense of "offensive touching" committed during the course of an independent medical evaluation, and Dr. Corwin's violation of the May 12, 2010 order by having continued to treat female patients without a Board-approved chaperone being present. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 28, 2012.

DANKE, Peter J., P.A.pdf
License #MP000260
Staten Island, NY 10307
Bayley Seton P.A. Program 1994
Unknown

CONSENT ORDER OF SUSPENSION filed February 8, 2012. This matter was opened to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners ("Board") upon receipt of information that Peter Danke, PA-C ("Respondent") on December 8, 2011 was temporarily suspended as a Physician Assistant (PA) at Saint Michael Medical Center. The conduct which gave rise to the suspension from employment and a 12/15/11 report filed pursuant to the Health Care Professional Responsibility and Reporting Enhancement Act is as follows: Respondent, a participant in the Professional Assistance Program (PAP)with a history of Fentanyl abuse was observed and admitted that he withdrew ten (10) cc's of Fentanyl from a patient’s intravenous drip bag with the intent to self-inject. The parties being desirous of resolving this matter without the necessity of an emergent temporary suspension proceeding agreed and consented to be bound by this Order. It was Ordered that: Peter Danke, PA-C is granted leave and shall immediately surrender his license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of New Jersey. Such surrender is deemed to be suspension of his license until further Order of the Board of Medical Examiners; Peter Danke, PA-C shall cease and desist from all practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of New Jersey until such further Order of the Board of Medical Examiners; Peter Danke, PA-C shall return his original New Jersey license, his current biennial registration, and his original CDS registration to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners upon receipt of a filed copy of this Order; Peter Danke shall immediately advise the DEA of this Order. The parties stipulated that entry of this Consent Order is without prejudice to further action, investigation or restrictions upon any reinstatement by this Board, the Attorney General, the Drug Control Unit, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs, or other law enforcement entities resulting from Peter Danke's conduct prior to the entry of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 8, 2012.

D'MELLO, Francisco C., M.D.pdf
License #MA035950
Edison, NJ 08816
Grant Med. College/University of Bombay, 1970
National Exam

CONSENT ORDER filed February 27, 2012. This matter was opened to the Medical Practitioner Review Panel of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners ("Board") upon a Malpractice Payment Report indicating a malpractice payment was made on behalf of Francis C. D’Mello, M.D. On October 16, 2008, Dr. D’Mello entered into an Interim Consent Order which required him to undergo a full evaluation and assessment by Upstate NY Clinical Competency Center-Albany Medical College and to fully and satisfactorily complete the entirety of any recommendations made by Albany. Following his evaluation and assessment, Dr. D’Mello successfully completed a full evaluation of cognition and memory by a Board-approved physician, three months of chart review by a Board Certified Gastroenterologist, and twenty hours of continuing medical education (CME) in pharmacology relevant to Ambulatory Medicine. In recognition of Dr. D’Mello’s thirty years of unblemished medical practice and current Board Certification in Gastroenterology, the Board allowed Dr. D’Mello to substitute Albany’s recommendation that he pass a recertification examination in Gastroenterology for his agreement to take 80% of his required CME credits in Gastroenterology while he remains an active licensee of the State of New Jersey. In recognition of Dr. D’Mello voluntarily limiting his practice of medicine to Gastroenterology and his compliance and successful completion of the terms of the Interim Consent Order, the Board has determined that Dr. D’Mello has satisfied the terms of the Interim Consent Order filed on October 16, 2008. His license to practice medicine and surgery has been and remains unrestricted. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 27, 2012.

GOETZ, Matthew, A.T.pdf
License #MT001680
Somerset, NJ 08873

CONSENT ORDER Filed February 10, 2012. This matter was opened to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (hereinafter "the Board") upon receipt of an application for a license to engage in the practice of athletic training in the State of New Jersey by Matthew Goetz (Respondent). Respondent's license to practice athletic training was issued on August 11, 2011. The application revealed that the Respondent practiced athletic training while serving as an assistant athletic trainer for the New York Jets, LLC from May 2010 through May 2011 without a license in violation of N.J.S.A. 45: 9-37.37. The Board having considered the aforesaid information, and the parties desiring to resolving this matter without the necessity for further formal proceedings; and Respondent acknowledging that he practiced athletic training in New Jersey prior to obtaining his license as alleged above, and having waived any right to a hearing in this matter; the Board ordered : 1. Respondent is hereby reprimanded for engaging in the unlicensed practice of athletic training pursuant toN.J.S.A. 45: 9-37.37. 2. Respondent shall contemporaneously with the filing of this Order, pay a civil penalty in the amount of $500.00 for violating the Athletic Training Practice Act. Payment of the civil penalty shall be made by certified check or money order payable to the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey. Failure to submit the full amount of penalty may result in the filing of a Certificate of Debt against the respondent in the Superior Court of New Jersey, and such other proceedings as permitted by law. EFFECTIVE DATE February 10, 2012.

HAKIMI, Farid Mirza, D.P.M.
License # MD002410
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Temple Univ, 1996
National Exam

ORDER ADOPTING IN PART AND MODIFYING IN PART INITIAL DECISION OF ALJ COOKSON filed February 9, 2012. This matter was returned to the New Jersey Board on or about November 22, 2011, upon the issuance of an Initial Decision by ALJ Cookson in the matter of Dr. Hakimi. Within that Initial Decision, ALJ Cookson found Dr. Hakimi violated multiple provisions of the terms of a Reinstatement Order filed on March 20, 2009, both by repeatedly treating nursing home patients in a setting that had not been approved by the Board and by having conducted an un-chaperoned home visit on a female patient. ALJ Cookson recommended based on those findings, the Board suspend Dr. Hakimi’s license for eighteen months, and assess the costs of this matter, to include attorneys’ fees and investigative costs upon Dr. Hakimi. Upon carefully considering the record in this matter, to include the history preceding the entry of the 2009 Reinstatement Order, we the Board concluded that good cause exists to adopt the findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law that are set forth in ALJ Cookson’s Initial Decision, but to reject her recommendation Dr. Hakimi’s conduct be penalized by a finite period of suspension. The Board instead conclude that his misconduct warrants and fully supports the entry of an Order revoking his license. Dr. Hakimi was found in a prior Board action, which concluded upon the filing of a Final Order on May 10, 2006, to have engaged in egregious sexual misconduct, under the guise of providing podiatric treatment. Notwithstanding the gravity of that finding, and notwithstanding that the ALJ before whom that case had been tried recommended that Dr. Hakimi’s license then be revoked, we decided that we would afford Dr. Hakimi one last and final chance to again practice podiatry in New Jersey, provided that any resumed practice was performed under supervision, in an approved setting, and with a mandatory chaperone presence. Despite having been give that lifeline, Dr. Hakimi eviscerated that protective measures that was put in place within the 2009 Order by unilaterally electing to ignore or disregard all of the imposed conditions. In doing so, he squandered the final chance we gave him to reclaim his career, and we conclude that nothing short of an Order revoking his license would now be sufficient to fully protect the public health, safety and welfare. The Board ordered the license of Dr. Hakimi to practice podiatry in New Jersey revoked. Dr. Hakimi must pay cost in the amount of $42,987.10. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 9, 2012.

HODES, Steven E., M.D.pdf
License #MA035541
Edison, NJ 08837-3224
Albert Einstein College, 1974
FLEX Exam

CONSENT ORDER OF REPRIMAND filed February 8, 2012. This matter was opened before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners ("Board") upon a Malpractice Payment Report indicating that $400,000 was paid on behalf of Steven Hodes, M.D. on July 7, 2008 for a case stemming from a 2003 incident, involving an alleged failure to diagnose a perforated sigmoid colon in patient M.E. five days post-operatively when M.E. presented to a hospital emergency room with abdominal pain. Dr. Hodes testified on April 15, 2011 before the Medical Practitioner Review Panel regarding patient M.E. who went to the emergency room with abdominal pain on June 10, 2003. Dr. Hodes did not go immediately to the hospital to evaluate the patient. Patient M.E. who suffered from various serious ailments expired hours later. The Board finds that Dr. Hodes' management of M.E. was inappropriate and his care of M.E. was grossly negligent. The parties desiring to resolve this matter without need for formal disciplinary proceedings, and Dr. Hodes neither admitting nor denying the allegations, the Board being satisfied that the need for such proceedings is obviated by entry of this Order, wherein, Dr. Hodes was formally reprimanded for one instance of gross negligence and agreed to the following: 1) Dr. Hodes shall attend and successfully complete a continuing education course, acceptable to the Board, on the management of an acute abdomen. Such course is to be completed within one year of the date of entry of this Order. Successful completion means that all sessions were attended, all assignments were properly and appropriately completed, and a passing grade was achieved that was unconditional and without reservation. Respondent shall additionally be responsible to ensure that the course provider(s) submits written confirmation to the Board that Respondent attended and successfully completed said course.; 2) Dr. Hodes shall pay $5,000 as a civil penalty, paid by certified check or money order, within 30 days of the filing of this Consent Order. If payment or proof of payment is not received, a Certificate of Debt shall be filed in the amount of $5,000; 3) Dr. Hodes shall comply with the applicable portions of the standard "Directives" of the Board pertaining to licensees who have been disciplined, a copy of which was sent to Dr. Hodes and made a part of the Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 8, 2012.

SANTANGELO, Frank J., M.D. pdf
License #MA069326
Wayne, NJ 07470
Ross Univ, 1996
Unknown

CONSENT ORDER OF VOLUNTARY SURRENDER, DEEMED AN INDEFINITE SUSPENSION OF LICENSURE filed February 6, 2012. This matter was opened to the Board upon the arrest of Dr. Santangelo on January 8, 2012, for simple assault. Upon notice of the arrest, the Board’s cross-check revealed Dr. Santangelo has been a participant in the Professional Assistance Program (“PAP”) since in or about February 6, 2009, after completing a treatment for alcohol dependence. On January 30, 2012, Dr. Santangelo appeared before the Impairment Review Committee (“IRC”) of the Board to discuss his recent arrest and denied he had relapsed into alcohol abuse. Thereafter, however, Dr. Santangelo agreed to the terms of this Order. The Board ordered and Dr. Santangelo agreed to voluntarily surrender his license, said surrender to be deemed an indefinite suspension of his license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey pending demonstration of fitness and further Order of the Board. Prior to restoration of license, Dr. Santangelo must participate in the PAP and comply with the requirements of the program; appear before the Board or a Committee thereof with the support of the PAP to discuss his readiness to re-enter the practice of medicine; provide the Board with evidence that he is capable of discharging the functions of a licensee in a manner consistent with the public’s health, safety, and welfare and that he is not then suffering from any impairment or limitation resulting for the use of alcohol or any drug which could affect his practice; provide the Board with discharge summaries from any inpatient program and reports from each and every health care professional who has participated in his care and/or treatment; provide the Board with a report from the PAP detailing the nature and extent of his involvement with that entity and whether he has abided by the recommendations made by the PAP; and provide the Board with a full account of his conduct during the intervening period of time from his entry into this Order to his appearance. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 6, 2012.

STEIN, Michael P., M.D.pdf
License #MA039810
Randolph, NJ 07869
Univ. of Paris 1980
FLEX exam

ORDER OF SURRENDER TO BE DEEMED A REVOCATION filed February 22, 2012. This matter was opened to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (hereinafter the "Board") upon receipt of information that on December 8, 2011 Michael P. Stein, pled guilty before U.S. District Court of New Jersey, to knowingly and willfully defrauding a health care benefit program, in violation of Title 18, Unites States Code, Section 1347. The parties desired to resolve this matter without the necessity of further proceedings and Dr. Stein agreed to surrender his license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of New Jersey. Said surrender shall be deemed a revocation. Dr. Stein agreed that he is barred from any practice of medicine and surgery effective March 2, 2012. Dr. Stein shall return his original New Jersey license and current biennial registration, and CDS registration, to the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, within one week of the date of this Order, and shall advise the DEA of this Order. Dr. Stein shall make arrangements for his patient records to remain available consistent with N.J.A .C. 13:35-6.5. Entry of this Consent Order was without prejudice to further action, investigation or restrictions upon any reinstatement, by this Board, the Attorney General, the Drug Control Unit, the Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs or other law enforcement entities resulting from Dr. Stein's conduct prior to the entry of this order. EFFECTIVE DATE: February 22, 2012

WILLIAMS, Ulysses, Jr., M.D.pdf
License #MA053932
Trenton, NJ 08619-3831
Thomas Jefferson School of Medicine, 1981
National Exam

CONSENT ORDER filed February 8, 2012. This matter was opened before the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (the "Board") upon the receipt of a report from the Medical Practitioner Review Panel (the "Panel"), detailing findings and recommendations of care provided by respondent Ulysses Williams, M.D. to patient J.S. The Panel received notice that a payment of $300,000 had been made on respondent's behalf in April 2009 to settle a civil malpractice action, wherein it had been alleged that respondent delayed appropriate treatment after an MRI finding was made that the patient had an aneurysm, and that Dr. Williams' negligence contributed to patient suffering total and permanent disability and quadriplegia. The Panel considered expert reports prepared during the civil malpractice action, hospital records, and testimony that respondent offered before the Panel. The Panel found that after Patient had been seen in the emergency room on multiple, consecutive days complaining of symptoms including severe headaches, falls and right-leg weakness, Dr. Williams admitted Patient with a diagnosis of cellulitis, and then ordered an antibiotic, chest x-ray, bone scan and an MRI of the head. He conducted an examination of Patient on November 19, 2001, and then recorded an impression of "CVA v. psychological paralysis" in the patient's hospital chart. The MRI that Dr. Williams ordered was performed on November 19, 2001 and revealed an aneurysm in the region of the anterior communicating artery. The hospital record documents multiple telephone calls to Dr. Williams to advise him of the results of the MRI, however Dr. Williams did not return any of the calls. Dr. Williams testified that he had no record of having received such calls at his office, and that he instead first learned of the results of the MRI in a phone conversation that he had with a house physician during the evening hours. Dr. Williams promptly sought a neurological consult, which was done at midnight. Dr. Williams concedes that he made no independent effort to follow-up and obtain the results of the MRI which he had ordered. The Panel found that there was a substantial delay in treatment from the time that the MRI findings of an aneurysm were made to the time that Dr. Williams was ultimately advised of the results and a neurological consult was ordered; and that once the MRI findings were known, a neurological consult and/or treatment of an aneurysm should have been immediately pursued. The Panel concluded that respondent was primarily responsible for the delay in follow-up. As Patient's admitting physician and as the physician who had ordered the MRI, Dr. Williams had an obligation to actively pursue the results of the MRI. His failure to do so delayed initiation of treatment necessary to address an acute neurological emergency. The Panel additionally concluded that respondent's conduct constitutes gross negligence. The Board reviewed the report made by the Panel and ratified and adopted all findings made by the Panel. The Board therefore concluded that grounds for disciplinary action against respondent exist pursuant to N. J.S.A. 45:1-21(c). Dr. Williams neither admitted nor denied the findings made by the Board, but consented to the entry of this Order for the purpose of settlement. The Board ordered that: 1. Respondent Ulysses Williams, M.D., is formally reprimanded for having engaged in gross negligence by failing to have timely obtained and acted upon the findings of an MRI test ordered and performed on November 19, 2001; and 2. Respondent is assessed an administrative penalty in the amount of $3000, payable in full upon entry of this order. EFFECTIVE February 8, 2012.


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BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS

William V. Roeder
Executive Director


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