The Beverly Hills doctor who helped infamous Octomom conceive will have his license revoked by the State’s Medical Board of California.
Nadya Suleman‘s fertility specialist, Dr. Michael Kamrava was accused of being grossly negligent in his handling of Suleman’s case and two other female patients. The medical board panel ruled that Kamrava “did not exercise sound judgement.”
Besides the excessive number of fetuses transferred to Suleman, Kamrava is accused of failure to follow up on a 42 year-old patient who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer after receiving fertility treatments from the doctor.
The board rejected Kamrava’s assertion that he was distracted by the media attention surrounding Suleman’s octuplets and therefore did not follow through on the other woman’s abnormal test results.
As for blaming Suleman for not taking his recommendation to terminate some of the fetuses, the board issued a statement saying they found his reasoning to be suspect.
“To assign even a scintilla of responsibility to a patient who becomes pregnant and then elects not to follow through with a procedure that may jeopardize her (and possibly her family’s) prized objective is troubling and telling,” the public statement said.
“The board is not persuaded that relying on the public or the media to fulfill or supplement the board’s public protection role is sound policy.”
The license revocation goes into effect July 1st.