Ohio Medical Board To Discipline Muslim Doctor Who Threatened To Give Wrong Medicine To Jewish Patients

Kollab may never treat a patient.

The Ohio Medical Board has sent a letter to Muslim Dr. Lara Kollab notifying her that she will be disciplined for Tweets in which she suggested that she would give Jewish patients the wrong medicine.

“In accordance with Chapter 119., Ohio Revised Code, you are hereby notified that the State Medical Board of Ohio [Board] intends to determine whether or not to limit, revoke, permanently revoke, suspend, refuse to grant or register or renew or reinstate your training license/certificate to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery, or to reprimand you or place you on probation for one or more of the following reasons:” according to Israellycool.com.

Kollab authored several anti-Semitic Tweets, to which she admitted during a deposition by the Ohio Medical Board. The Canary Mission, which monitors anti-Semitism, captured many of Kollab’s Tweets when they were initially discovered:

But the most egregious of the Tweets, and the one that should be grounds for making sure Kollab never treats a patient, is the following one.

“‘ill purposely give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong meds…” she said in 2012.

Kollab was dismissed from her medical residency at the Cleveland Clinic when the Tweets first surfaced.

From Israellycool.com:

“Although you asserted in your June 2019 deposition that you now feel ashamed of your discriminatory comments, when asked if your tweets reflect good moral character, you admitted that they do not,” Dr. Kim G. Rosenthal, secretary of the medical board, wrote in a July 10 letter to Kollab. “Further, for any violations that occurred on or after September 29, 2015, the board may impose a civil penalty in an amount that shall not exceed $20,000.”

Kollab has the right to request a hearing within 30 days of the notice prior to the state medical board’s action.

“We issue a citation which is basically putting one of our licensees or training certificate holders on notice that they are going to face discipline from the medical board,” said Tessie Pollock, director of communication for the State Medical Board of Ohio. “They have a right to a hearing. So they can request a hearing or we can proceed without one. I can check and see if we’ve gotten that request for hearing yet. And then it’ll be a hearing usually between that person, their attorneys, and then our hearing officers will review all the information and then they offer a report and recommendation to the board. … Then they’ll take formal action on that individual.”

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