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Reports of sexual abuse lead to temporary suspension of doctor’s license

Posted on Thursday, July 18th, 2013    

A Dallas doctor’s license was temporarily suspended after he was accused of sexually abusing at least 10 women.

Dr. Alireza Atef-Zafarmand and some other caregivers in Parkland Memorial Hospital were accused of sexually abusing patients; however, no formal charges have yet been made against them. The accusations, reported in a February report in the Dallas Morning News, led to the Texas Medical Board issuing an “Order of Temporary Suspension” on Atef-Zafarmand’s license.

In past interviews with the Dallas Morning News, Dr. Atef-Zafarmand denied that he is guilty of the accusations and stated he is the victim.

The suspension will bar the doctor from practicing medicine in Texas temporarily. And, according to Leigh Hopper, a spokeswoman for the Texas Medical Board, they plan to seek voluntary surrender of license or involuntary revocation of his license next.

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