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’Octomom’ doc’s license to be revoked, CA medical board rules

Los Angeles Times, June 2, 2011

The medical license of the Beverly Hills fertility doctor who assisted Nadya Suleman in conceiving octuplets will be revoked next month, the Medical Board of California announced Wednesday. The panel ruled that Michael Kamrava, MD, "did not exercise sound judgment" in the transfer of 12 embryos to Suleman. Kamrava was accused by the attorney general's office of being grossly negligent in his treatment of Suleman 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. "Public protection is paramount," the board said. "The board is not assured that oversight through probation is enough, and having weighed the above, has determined that revocation of respondent's certificate is necessary to protect the public." The revocation takes effect July 1.