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We post the Discipline Committee's most recent decisions on this page as soon as they are available for approximately two months. All Discipline Committee decisions remain publicly available on the individual physician’s public registry. If you’re looking for decisions involving a specific physician, you can find it by searching for the physician’s name on the Find a Doctor page.

HEARING DETAILS
MEMBER NAME
Decision Date
August 10, 2020
GALE, George Douglas
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On August 10, 2020, on the basis of a Statement of Uncontested Facts and Plea of No Contest (Liability), the Discipline Committee found that Dr. George Douglas Gale (“Dr. Gale”) committed an act of professional misconduct in that he has failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession, under paragraph 1(1)2 of Ontario Regulation 856/93 made under the Medicine Act, 1991.

Dr. Gale has entered into an undertaking to the College, dated August 6, 2020. Dr. Gale has undertaken not to perform any interventional pain procedures as set out in Appendix “A” to the Undertaking, effective immediately.

The Committee ordered:

  • Dr. Gale is to be reprimanded;
  • The Registrar is to impose terms and conditions and limitations on Dr. Gale’s certificateof registration, including Clinical Supervision to be followed by a reassessment.

Dr. Gale is pay costs to the College of $6,000 within 90 days of the date of the Order.


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Decision Date
September 15, 2020
ISMAIL, Mohamed Abdel Hadi Elmorsi
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On September 15, 2020, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Ismail committed an act of professional misconduct in that he has engaged in an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regarding to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional. At the conclusion of the hearing, the Committee reserved its decision on penalty and costs.


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Decision Date
September 23, 2020
VAIDYANATHAN, Sammy
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On October 11, 2019 and January 9, 2020, allegations of Dr. Vaidyanathan’s professional misconduct were referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. The matter was heard on July 13, 2020 and September 23, 2020 by way of videoconference. On the basis of an Agreed Statement of Facts and Admission (Liability), the Committee found that Dr. Sammy Vaidyanathan committed an act of professional misconduct in that he 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 failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession. The Committee reserved its Decision on penalty.


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Decision Date
October 8, 2020
BIRNBAUM, Robert Joel
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On October 8, 2020 on the basis of a Statement of Uncontested Facts, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Robert Joel Birnbaum committed an act of professional misconduct in that he engaged in sexual abuse of a patient; and 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.

The Committee ordered that Dr. Birnbaum’s Certificate of Registration be revoked effective immediately; that he attend before the panel to be reprimanded; that he reimburse the College for funding provided to the patient in the amount of $16,060; and that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000.


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Decision Date
October 14, 2020
REAVELY-DIAZ, Sheridan
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On October 14, 2020, on the basis of an Agreed Statement of Facts and Admission, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Reavely-Diaz committed an act of professional misconduct in that: she failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession and engaged in conduct or 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. Dr. Reavely-Diaz entered into an undertaking with the College on October 8, 2020, wherein she agreed to resign from the College, and not to apply or re-apply for registration as a physician to practice medicine in Ontario or any other jurisdiction, effective immediately.


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Decision Date
October 22, 2020
TALIANO, John Patrick
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On October 22, 2020, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. John Taliano committed an act of professional misconduct, in that he engaged in sexual abuse of a patient; and engaged in conduct or an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional.

A penalty hearing is to be scheduled.


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Decision Date
November 18, 2020
MICHAEL, Essam Samy Naguib
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On the basis of an Agreed Statement of Facts and Admission, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Essam Samy Naguib Michael (“Dr. Michael”) committed an act of professional misconduct in that he has been found guilty of an offence that is relevant to his suitability to practise.

The Committee ordered:

  • Dr. Michael is to be reprimanded;
  • Dr. Michael’s certificate of registration is to be suspended for a period of one (1) month, commencing from November 15, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.;
  • The Registrar is to impose terms and conditions and limitations on Dr. Michael’s certificate of registration as set out in detail in the Order, (re: monitoring Dr. Michael’s OHIP billings);
  • Dr. Michael is pay to the College costs in the amount of $6,000 within 30 days of the date of the Order.

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Decision Date
November 18, 2020
SHAPIRO, Solomon Marc
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

On the basis of an Agreed Statement of Facts on Liability, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Shapiro committed an act of professional misconduct in that: he committed an act of professional misconduct in that he engaged in conduct or 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 he failed to maintain the standard of the profession.

The Committee ordered and directed:

  • Dr. Shapiro is to be reprimanded;
  • Dr. Shapiro’s certificate of registration is to be suspended for a period of six (6) months, commencing from October 1, 2020 at 12:01 a.m.;
  • The Registrar is to impose terms, conditions and limitations on Dr. Shapiro’s Certificate of Registration related to related to practice supervision and re-assessment;
  • Dr. Shapiro is to pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000 within 30 days of the date of the Order.

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