Critics: Lax system let Miami surgeon keep license
Miami Herald, March 13, 2008
Despite pleading guilty to lying about his credentials as a heart surgeon, admitting to suffering memory problems and possible strokes, and being kicked off the staff of one hospital for being linked to numerous patient deaths, Alex Zakharia continues to have a "clear/active" Florida medical license. Critics say Zakharia's case is the latest example of a system that does little to discipline problem practitioners and does a lot to hide their problems.
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