New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners
Public Disciplinary Notice
The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners (the "Board") has taken the following actions in January 2005. This information is a summary prepared by the Board Administrative Office staff. 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.
CITARELLI, Louis J., M.D.
382 W. Passaic Ave.
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
Univ. Auto Guadalajara - 1982
ORDER OF UNRESTRICTED LICENSURE filed January 28, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board upon application for unrestricted licensure. The Board, having considered Dr. Citarelli?s fulfillment of all terms of the Order filed on December 29, 2003, and noting the Attorney General does not object to the entry of this Order, finds that it is appropriate to restore Dr. Citarelli?s license without restriction. The Board ordered Dr. Citarelli?s license fully restored without restriction. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 20, 2005.
CYNN, Steven J., M.D.
License # MA026144
10615 Kettering Drive, Apt. 807
Charlotte, NC 28226
Yonsie University of College of Medicine, 1961
CONSENT ORDER OF VOLUNTARY SURRENDER OF LICENSURE filed January 14, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that on or about June 23, 2004, the North Carolina Board issued a Voluntary Surrender Form to Dr. Cynn. Dr. Cynn was
charged with 17 felony counts and voluntarily surrendered his license to practice medicine in
North Carolina. Dr. Cynn was licensed to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey from 1977 until 1987, after which he permitted his license to lapse. The action taken by North
Carolina Board provided grounds to take disciplinary action against Dr. Cynn?s license to
practice medicine in New Jersey and his lapse in license status provided grounds to automatically suspend his license. The Board ordered and Dr. Cynn agreed to voluntarily surrender his license to practice medicine and surgery with prejudice and to cease and desist from any practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey immediately upon entry of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 10, 2004.
FILSTEIN, Mark, M.D.
License # MA068779
161 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Univ of California, 1985
FINAL ORDER OF DISCIPLINE filed January 3, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that Dr. Filstein entered into a Stipulation and Order with the Utah Board on June 27, 1997. Dr. Filstein was charged with engaging in unlawful conduct by entering into a partnership with a person not licensed to practice medicine; he allowed that person to practice medicine under his authority; he engaged in unprofessional conduct by aiding and abetting his business partner by engaging in the unlicensed practice of medicine; and he engaged in unprofessional conduct by practicing medicine through a pattern of negligence by allowing an unlicensed person to practice medicine including, performing laser surgery, evaluating tattoos to determine whether the use of laser surgery was appropriate and failing to follow up with laser surgery patients for complications and proper aftercare. Dr. Filstein was reprimanded by the Utah Board and imposed a fine of $2000. Based on the action of the Utah Board, the New York Board entered into a Consent Agreement and Order with Dr. Filstein and imposed sanctions, a censure and reprimand, a fine of $2000 and placed his license on two years probation. The New Jersey Board found grounds to take disciplinary action against Dr. Filstein based on the action of the Utah and New York Board in that he engaged in professional or occupational misconduct. The Board ordered Dr. Filstein reprimanded and assessed a $2,000 penalty. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 3, 2005.
MIRZA, Sarfraz A., M.D.
License # MA026507
3055 S. Highway A1A
Melbourne, FL 32951
Liaquat U Med & Health Science, 1968
INTERIM CONSENT ORDER TO CEASE AND DESIST filed January 26, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that on or about July 29, 2003, the Florida Board issued an Order of Emergency Suspension of Dr. Mirza?s license for prescribing controlled substances without medical justification and failing to practice medicine with care, skill and treatment in violation of the Florida Statutes. Thereafter, on or about August 15, 2003, the Florida Board requested a formal hearing to dispute issues of material fact. Based upon the summary disciplinary action taken by the Florida Board, the New York Board issued a Commissioner?s Summary Order on April 14, 2004 directing Dr. Mirza not to practice medicine in New York and this Order remains in effect until the final conclusion of a hearing of the disciplinary proceeding in Florida. Dr. Mirza represented to the Board that he is not engaged in the practice of medicine in New Jersey. The Board ordered and Dr. Mirza agreed to voluntarily cease and desist in the practice of medicine and surgery in New Jersey until further Order of the Board and after all matters pending before the Florida Board have been resolved. He will provide the Board via Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested, copies of the Order pertaining to the conclusion of the Florida administrative proceeding. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 26, 2005.
PAUL, Ernst J., Jr., M.D.
License # MA068953
57 Alta Drive
Mt. Vernon, NY 10552-1501
New York Medical College, 1992
CONSENT ORDER OF REPRIMAND filed January 4, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of a report from the Medical Practitioner Review Panel ("the Panel") detailing findings and recommendations made by the Panel upon its conclusion of an investigation of conduct engaged in by Dr. Paul. The Panel commenced its investigation upon receipt of a report from Jersey City Medical Center that Dr. Paul had resigned and surrendered his privileges as Chief of the Emergency Department during the pendency of an investigation into his prescribing of Ativan on multiple occasions to a department nurse, E.M., with whom he engaged in a consensual intimate relationship and with whom he admitted he did not have a physician/patient relationship. Dr. Paul appeared and testified before a Committee of the Board on May 16, 2003. The parties, desiring to resolve this matter without need for formal disciplinary proceedings, and the Board satisfied that good cause exists, ordered Dr. Paul reprimanded for having indiscriminately prescribed controlled dangerous substances to E.M. without good cause for the prescribing; without conducting any medical examination to support the prescribing; without establishing a physician/patient relationship with E.M.; and without having maintained any patient records. Dr. Paul is assessed a penalty in the amount of $5,000 payable upon entry of this order; he is to attend and successfully complete courses in medical ethics and medical record keeping acceptable to the Board within six months of the entry of this Order; and he is to ensure that the course providers submit documentation to the Board attesting that he attended and successfully completed said courses. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 28, 2004.
PETERSON-DEERFIELD, Laurie, D.O.
License # MB074191
380-5 Hamilton Dr.
Voorhees, NJ 08043
Southeastern College of Osteopathy, 1998
ORDER GRANTING UNRESTRICTED LICENSURE filed January 21, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of a petition from Dr. Peterson-Deerfield for an unrestricted license. This matter was first opened to the Board upon receipt of information from the Physicians? Health Program(PHP) that in March 2004, Dr. Peterson-Deerfield had relapsed into an in-patient substance treatment program and voluntarily surrendered her license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey without prejudice on April 12, 2004. In June 2004, Dr. Peterson-Deerfield appeared before a Committee of the Board and petitioned for licensure for the sole purpose of completing the last year of her residency program. On July 8, 2004 she was granted a limited license to complete her residency program. On November 17, 2004, Dr. Peterson-Deerfield appeared before a Committee of the Board and testified regarding her petition for an unrestricted license. She was accompanied by Dr. Baxter, the Executive Director of the PHP who testified in support of her petition. Evidence available to the Board supports the finding that Dr. Peterson-Deerfield has complied with all conditions imposed upon her limited licensure. The Board ordered Dr. Peterson-Deerfield an unrestricted license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 15, 2005.
SAUL, Stephen L., D.P.M.
9 Seaside Court
Margate, NJ 08402-1669
New York College of Podiatric Medicine, 1997
National Board Endorsement
ORDER DENYING REINSTATEMENT filed January 19, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board on the petition of Dr. Saul for reinstatement of his license to practice medicine in New Jersey, which he voluntarily surrendered on February 22, 2001. The Consent Order of Voluntary Surrender of Licensure was entered into due to Dr. Saul testing positive for cocaine while under the supervision of the Physicians? Health Program(PHP). Dr. Saul violated a Consent Order entered on August 18, 2000, in which he agreed to abstain from all psychoactive substances unless prescribed by a treating physician, and because he was arrested twice for drug-related criminal offenses based on two separate incidents. On November 3, 2004, Dr. Saul testified before a Committee of the Board and petitioned for reinstatement of his license, claiming he had engaged in rehabilitation efforts and his license should be reinstated. The PHP submitted a position statement recommending conditions, should the Board approve his reinstatement, but never explicitly supporting reinstatement. The Board has considered his claim of rehabilitation, his history of resistance to treatment, his regressions and relapses, a report that he continued to use alcohol throughout the surrender period and did not follow some of the PHP recommendations, and the fact that he ingested a psychoactive substance, GHB, as recently as March 2003. Dr. Saul entered into a inpatient treatment facility in May 2004 and applied for reinstatement of his license less than three months after treatment in August 2004. It was then he became active with the PHP and saw a psychiatrist. The Board was concerned that it had received only two months of drug screening reports and that he incorrectly claimed on his curriculum vitae that he was a member of the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners. The Board agreed he has demonstrated some rehabilitation during the time his license has been surrendered, but he has not demonstrated sufficient rehabilitation to allow the Board to entrust him with the ability to engage in medical practice under supervision as proposed. The Board ordered Dr. Saul?s petition for reinstatement of his license denied. If Dr. Saul wishes to engage in the practice of medicine, he must appear before a Committee of the Board no sooner than six months, accompanied by a representative of the PHP, and provide proof of six months of sobriety; proof he is in full compliance with all of the requirements of the PHP and they wholeheartedly endorse his reinstatement; provide a plan to continue ongoing sobriety from all psychoactive substances; and provide a plan for re-education and some updating of his education acceptable to the Board. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 18, 2005.
STANSBURY, Frederick, D.O.
License # MB055360
8624 S. Kimbark
Chicago, IL 60619
Kirksville College of Osteopathic, 1985
FINAL ORDER OF DISCIPLINE filed January 3, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that Dr. Stansbury entered into a Settlement Agreement and Final Order with the Iowa Board on June 24, 2003. The Settlement Agreement and Final Order cited Dr. Stansbury for engaging in unethical or unprofessional conduct, engaging in practice harmful or detrimental to the public and demonstrating a pattern of deviation from the minimum standard of care in his care of at least five patients in 1998, during the time he provided emergency room coverage in Iowa. The Iowa Board issued a warning, a penalty and noted that his Iowa license lapsed in 1999 and is currently in an inactive status. Dr. Stansbury agreed not to engage in any aspect of practice under his license; complete a comprehensive competency evaluation; and prior to practicing medicine, he will complete comprehensive physical, neuropsychological, and sexual misconduct evaluations. Should the Iowa Board reinstate his license, he will be placed on probation for five years and subject to compliance with a monitoring plan. The New Jersey Board found grounds to take disciplinary action against Dr. Stansbury?s license, due to the disciplinary action taken by a sister state, due to his engaging in repeated acts of negligence and engaging in professional misconduct. A Provisional Order of Discipline (POD) seeking the revocation of Dr. Stansbury?s license to practice medicine and surgery in New Jersey was entered on April 19, 2004. Dr. Stansbury responded and argued that contrary to the assertions made in the POD, the Iowa action is not tantamount to a suspension as stated in the POD and that to require him to return to Iowa as a condition precedent to restoring his New Jersey license is unfair, unjust and illegal. In light of the fact that the Iowa Board issued Dr. Stansbury a warning and a penalty, the New Jersey Board determined that it was appropriate to modify the discipline imposed and issued a censure. The Board ordered that Dr. Stansbury be censured with regard to the conduct cited in the June 24, 2003 Settlement Agreement and Final Order of the Iowa Board, and that prior to practicing medicine in New Jersey, he will be required to appear before a Committee of the Board to demonstrate his fitness to resume practice. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 3, 2005.
TAMASHIRO, Alberto, M.D.
License # MA030830
55 Avenue B
Bayonne, NJ 07002-1927
San Marcos University, 1967
CONSENT ORDER OF VOLUNTARY SURRENDER OF LICENSURE filed January 14, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board upon receipt of information that on or about February 2002, the New York Board filed a Statement of Charges against Dr. Tamashiro charging him with committing professional misconduct by practicing medicine with negligence on more than one occasion. On or about April 23, 2004, the New York Board issued a Consent Order of License Limitation adopting the terms of a Consent Agreement executed by Dr. Tamashiro on March 20, 2002. Dr. Tamashiro agreed in the Consent Agreement not to contest the First Specification of professional misconduct in satisfaction of the charges against him. The New Jersey Board ordered and Dr. Tamashiro agreed to voluntarily surrender his license to practice medicine and surgery, with prejudice, and to cease and desist from any practice of medicine and surgery immediately upon entry of this Order. EFFECTIVE DATE: December 22, 2004.
THOMPSON, Flavius M., M.D.
License # MA046830
Shore Points OB/GYN
535 E. County Line Rd., Ste 15
Lakewood, NJ 08701-1428
Leningrad Pediatric Medical School, 1973
INTERIM CONSENT ORDER TO VOLUNTARILY CEASE AND DESIST PRACTICE filed January 24, 2005. This matter was opened to the Board upon notification that Dr. Thompson had been charged with third and fourth degree offenses arising from conditions allegedly existing at his medical practice in New Jersey. The Deputy Attorney General advised the Board of her intention to seek Board execution of an Order to Show Cause requiring Dr. Thompson to demonstrate why his license should not be temporarily suspended pending a plenary hearing on charges embodied in a Verified Complaint to be filed with the Board. Dr. Thompson advised, through counsel that he wishes to resolve this matter on an interim basis with a voluntary agreement to cease and desist from practice in accordance with the terms of this Order. The Board ordered Dr. Thompson to immediately and voluntarily cease and desist from
the practice of medicine at all locations within New Jersey at which he practices, and to continue to voluntarily refrain from practicing medicine pending the outcome of a hearing before the Board on February 9, 2005. EFFECTIVE DATE: January 24, 2005.
THE NEW JERSEY STATE
BOARD OF MEDICAL EXAMINERS
William V. Roeder
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