Octomom's Fertility Doctor to Lose His License
06/01/2011 AT 07:00 PM EDT
Dr. Michael Kamrava will lose his license effective July 1, said the state Medical Board, in a decision more severe than an administrative law judge's recommendation that Kamrava get probation for five years.
At a hearing last year, Kamrava apologized for implanting the embryos into Suleman instead of referring the 33-year-old unemployed single mother of six to a mental-health evaluation.
The board found that Kamrava "did not exercise sound judgment" in treating Suleman and two other patients – a 48-year-old who had complications after becoming pregnant with quadruplets and a 42-year-old who contracted ovarian cancer after fertility treatments.
The board found that Kamrava "committed gross negligence, repeated negligent acts, and incompetence."
Kamrava's attorneys had argued that Suleman could have terminated some of the fetuses, that the negative publicity surrounding the Octomom case is a sufficient deterrent, and that Kamrava had learned his lesson.