Dialogue Volume 15 Issue 1 2019 - Page 52

DISCIPLINE SUMMARIES DR. MOHAMED SALIH IZZELDIN PRACTICE LOCATION: London AREA OF PRACTICE: Family Medicine HEARING INFORMATION: Plea of No Contest; Statement of Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On October 29, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Izzeldin committed an act of profes- sional misconduct in that: he engaged in sexual abuse and he engaged in an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the cir- cumstances, would reasonably be regarded by mem- bers as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. The Committee found that Dr. Izzeldin engaged in sexual abuse and disgraceful, dishonorable or unpro- fessional conduct of three patients and engaged in disgraceful, dishonorable or unprofessional conduct with an additional six individuals. Dr. Izzeldin's misconduct included three health professionals (a registered nurse, a laboratory tech- nician, a student medical laboratory technician in training) and five particularly vulnerable patients. Dr. Izzeldin’s behaviour to all of the complainants had a similar pattern. With all the patients, there was universally close body hugging and in some cases, touching of other body parts outside of the clinically relevant sphere of medical investigation at the time. In three of the cases, there was clear sexual abuse of his patients. While his behaviour constituted sexual abuse in three of the nine patients, there appeared to be a recurrent theme to the interaction with all nine indi- viduals. Dr. Izzeldin made uninvited physical contact with all of these patients and it appeared that the dis- cussion involved remarks with a sexual theme, making his patients and coworkers very uncomfortable. Dr. Izzeldin’s physical actions of touching/holding/ initiating close body contact with patients and his sexual banter were persistent and highly distressing to these individuals and constituted sexual abuse of Patients A, K and O. ORDER The Committee ordered: revocation of Dr. Izzeldin’s certificate of registration; a reprimand; reimburse- 52 DIALOGUE ISSUE 1, 2019 ment to the fund for therapy and counselling for three patients for a total of $48,180, and post secu- rity for that amount; and payment to the College for hearing costs of $10, 180. 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. Izzeldin waived his right to an appeal and the Committee administered the public reprimand. DR. ALLAN WOJCIECH JACKIEWICZ PRACTICE LOCATION: Niagara Falls AREA OF PRACTICE: Obstetrics/Gynecology HEARING INFORMATION: Plea of No Contest, State- ment of Uncontested Facts; Joint Submission on Penalty On December 5, 2018, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Jackiewicz committed an act of pro- fessional misconduct in that he has failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and that he is incompetent. The allegations related to Dr. Jackiewicz’s gyne- cological surgical practice and gynecological office practice. The Committee found the following factors to be of most concern: 1. The glaring lack of judgment in his practice over a lengthy period, no apparent insight into his limi- tations or deficiencies and no effort to remedy any of his observed limitations or deficiencies. 2. The failure to follow accepted clinical practice guidelines. 3. The failure to refer patients when appropriate. 4. The failure to educate patients about all treat- ment options, including those he was not able to provide. 5. The blatant disregard for ongoing education in his field. 6. The surgical incompetence that was documented by multiple observers and which may have led to increased complication rates and harm to patients.