Octomom doctor could still lose medical license

California’s medical board has rejected a judge’s recommendation that the Beverly Hills fertility doctor who a*sisted Nadya Suleman in conceiving octuplets be allowed to keep his medical license.

Last month, Administrative Law Judge Daniel Juarez recommended that the board place Dr. Michael Kamrava on five years’ probation rather than revoke his license.

On Wednesday, the Medical Board of California rejected Juarez’s recommendation, according to an order signed by board member Shelton Duruisseau.

A panel of board members now plans to consider Kamrava’s case before deciding whether to revoke his license, according to the order. The panel will reconsider evidence, transcripts and written arguments. Both sides have 20 days to request oral arguments before the panel.

The panel could consider the case as soon as the medical board’s next scheduled meeting May 5 in Los Angeles, according to board spokeswoman Jennifer Simoes.

Kamrava has been accused of gross negligence and incompetence in his treatment of Suleman, 35, of La Habra, and two other female patients: a 48-year-old who suffered complications after she became pregnant with quadruplets and a 42-year-old diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer after receiving fertility treatments.

Suleman was 21 when she first sought Kamrava’s care. He continued to treat her for more than a decade, helping her conceive all 14 of her children through in vitro fertilization.

During administrative hearings last year, testimony about the octuplets’ conception established that Kamrava used 16 of Suleman’s eggs to create 14 embryos, then implanted a dozen on July 19, 2008.

The babies were born nine weeks premature and remain the world’s longest-living group of octuplets.

Judge Juarez found that Kamrava committed gross and repeated negligence by implanting Suleman with an excessive number of embryos in January and July 2008. The January implantation did not result in a pregnancy.

The judge also found that Kamrava was negligent in his care of the two other patients and that in the case of the woman with ovarian cancer he failed to keep adequate records.

However, Juarez was not convinced that Kamrava was negligent in his treatment of Suleman from 2002 to 2007, or incompetent in his treatment of all three patients, arguments made by Deputy Atty. Gen. Judith Alvarado at the administrative hearings.

Juarez wrote that he was not persuaded that Kamrava was “a maverick or deviant physician, oblivious to standards of care in IVF” and that the doctor “succeeded in presenting a defense to the majority of the allegations” against him.

Instead of revoking his license, the judge recommended that Kamrava complete an ethics course and continue to practice under the supervision of another doctor or a physician’s training course.

The judge said he found it unlikely that Kamrava would continue to implant excessive embryos, given the publicity surrounding Suleman’s case.

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  1. As a psychologist I hold certain ethical standards required by my profession, this man should have his license ripped from his hands. He violated so many standards and at the least should compensate Nayda to a point for all the difficulties and pain and suffering caused. His actions led to her having to make a decisiona to terminate or not terminate some of her children. Why is he still allowed to practice while she has been villified endlessly….Does he not remember the part “do no harm” well he failed miserably.

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  2. This girl is struggling. People think she needs her kids taken away from her because no one will give her a job to support these kids. She is turning for help because no one will give her a job and people are criticizing her. I think that that someone should give her a job first. Then if she f**ks the job up, then criticize her. At least she is trying. And you know is it really anyones business what she does? And regardless if she has 14 children, these kids are here and she needs to provide. Justbecause she has that many kids, doesn’t meanshe needs togive them up for adoption. Doesn’tmean she isa bad parent. I think the ones on here being absolutly ridiculously mean to her are the ones that would be the worst parents and those are the people that need THEIR children taken away from them for no reason. GET A LIFE PEOPLE!

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  3. Why wasn’t Kamrava ordered to pay Nadya some sort of settlement or child support for his gross negligence? Kamrava should at least make a substantial donation to her and purchase Nadya and her children an adequate home. He could even do so and use it for a tax write off. Does the man even have a conscience?
    People should stop criticizing Nadya for having so many children and look at the fact that she is doing what she can to support them, unlike some people who just sit on welfare and do absolutely nothing.

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    • You need to do some research. She told him specifically that she wanted 12 embryos (fresh ones) implanted. She wanted to produce a large pregnancy.

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  4. I have always thought that the doctor should absolutely lose his licence and that child protection be involved. Are you kidding me? She had the procedure done while living with her elderly parents, living on student loans and welfare. Also, she had 6 she couldn’t possibly support AND 2 of them had handicaps. This moron has infuriated me since I heard of her. Her parents must be ashamed, no doubt. How can this go on. Despicable!!!

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  5. I do not think the children should have to pay for the doctor or moms stupidity!! I agree the doctor should be 1/2 accountable for this but come on what person in their right mind would want as many kids as she has had by HERSELF?? All of her kids were conceived the same way, artificially! Why should the tax payers be supporting ($) her?? We shouldn’t!! If was her choice to spend her $ having them artificially then you should be held accountable.
    I honestly think this was done without thinking of the future for her kids.

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