Dialogue Volume 14 Issue 4 2018 - Page 64

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES about Dr. Iscove and that these made Patient B feel un- comfortable. He expressed this discomfort to Dr. Iscove without taking any other action. He felt that he needed to continue to see Dr. Iscove because of an emotional dependence on Dr. Iscove as his therapist. At some point in 2007, Patient B and Dr. Iscove began engaging in sexual activity; there were about 12 episodes of sexual contact. The final three episodes occurred at Dr. Iscove's house. The Committee also found that Dr. Iscove engaged in boundary violations that members of the profes- sion would find disgraceful, dishonourable or unpro- fessional, in that he: - sold equipment to Patient B, for the use of Patient B's family member, in an area of medicine in which Dr. Iscove had no expertise; - arranged for Patient B to rent the Bergler Founda- tion’s apartment in another city; - sold a juicer to Patient B. ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered a reprimand and revocation. Dr. Iscove was also ordered to reimburse the College for funding provided for patients under the program required under section 85.7 of the Code, by posting an irrevocable letter of credit or other security acceptable to the College, in the amount of $32,120.00. Dr. Iscove was ordered to pay the Col- lege its costs of this proceeding, in the amount of $91,620.00. For complete details, please see the full decision at www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. DR. ABIDA SOPHINA JAMAL PRACTICE LOCATION: Toronto AREA OF PRACTICE: Internal Medicine 64 practice of the profession, in that she engaged in an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable, or unprofessional, and in that she engaged in conduct unbecoming a physician. Dr. Jamal is a physician who received her certificate of registration authorizing independent practice from the College in 1991. In 2002, she completed her PhD at the University of Toronto in clinical epidemi- ology of osteoporosis, with specific interest in the use of nitrate drug treatment. Between 2007 and 2015, Dr. Jamal held an ap- pointment to the active staff at Women’s College Hospital (WCH) as well as an appointment as a sci- entist at WCH’s Research Institute. She was also an associate professor in the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto. In addition to her research activities, she practised endocrinology at WCH. Dr. Jamal resigned from WCH in 2015. Up to the hearing date, she continued to practise endocrinology in the community in an office-based setting in Toronto. Dr. Jamal admitted the allegations, which included that she engaged in research misconduct, by: • Intentionally manipulating study data in three re- search studies with the intention of supporting the underlying study hypothesis in each case; • Making wholly unjustified and completely inappro- priate allegations against her research associate; • Systematically altering patient records to match data sets that she had previously altered; • Deleting relevant evidence after she had knowledge of an investigation; • Failing to maintain and properly archive raw data; • Failing to make raw data available to her collaborators; • Intentionally representing falsified and fabricated data as raw data; and • Using falsified results from one study to apply, ob- tain and use funding for two subsequent studies. HEARING INFORMATION: Admission; Agreed Statement of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty In ordering revocation, the Committee noted the following: On March 6, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Jamal committed an act of professional mis- conduct, in that she failed to maintain the standard of • Dr. Jamal was fully aware of the extent and impact of her professional misconduct. She was associ- ated with world-class institutions. Her education, clinical practice, research experience and peer group DIALOGUE ISSUE 4, 2018