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DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES www.cpso.on.ca. Select Find a Doctor and enter the doctor’s name. At the conclusion of the hearing, Dr. Dao through his counsel waived his right to an appeal and the Commit- tee administered the public reprimand. DR. ROMAN FEIGEL PRACTICE LOCATION: Ottawa AREA OF PRACTICE: Obstetrics/Gynecology HEARING INFORMATION: Allegations Denied; Contested Hearing (five days) On June 11, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Feigel committed an act of professional misconduct in that: he has engaged in sexual abuse of patients, and in that he has engaged in an act or omis- sion relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. Patient A As Patient A was leaving an appointment with Dr. Feigel in January 2014, Dr. Feigel told her that she was “sexy” and made a gesture indicating masturba- tion. The Committee found that Dr. Feigel’s remarks and accompanying gesture were remarks and behav- iour of a sexual nature and constitute sexual abuse of a patient. The Committee also found this constitutes disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct. At another appointment, Dr. Feigel told the patient that she had a “nice tummy” or “nice belly.” The Committee found that the fact that the comment was made during a physical examination was concern- ing, but without further details, the Committee was not prepared to conclude that an objective observer would find this to be a comment of a sexual nature. However, the Committee found that commenting that Patient A had a nice tummy or belly during a physical examination constitutes disgraceful, dishon- ourable or unprofessional conduct. 48 DIALOGUE ISSUE 1, 2019 Patient B The Committee found that Dr. Feigel engaged in sex- ual abuse of Patient B, by making remarks of a sexual nature prior to and during the course of intimate physical examinations at a medical appointment. The Committee also found that this constitutes disgrace- ful, dishonourable and unprofessional conduct. Undertaking On November 22, 2018, Dr. Feigel signed an under- taking resigning from the College effective January 1, 2019 and also undertook not to apply or re-apply for registration as a physician to practise medicine in On- tario or any other jurisdiction after the effective date. ORDER The Discipline Committee ordered: a reprimand; reimbursement to the College for funding provided to 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 Col- lege, within 30 days of this Order in the amount of $32,120.00; and payment to the College for hearing costs in the amount of $33, 500.00 For complete details, 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. Feigel waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. ALLAN SELIG GORDON PRACTICE LOCATION: Toronto AREA OF PRACTICE: Neurology HEARING INFORMATION: Plea of No Contest; State- ment of Uncontested Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On October 12, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Gordon committed an act of profes- sional misconduct, in that he has failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession, and in that he has engaged in conduct or an act or omis- sion relevant to the practice of medicine that, having