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We post the Discipline Committee's most recent decisions on this page as soon as they are available for approximately two months. All Discipline Committee decisions remain publicly available on the individual physician’s public registry. If you’re looking for decisions involving a specific physician, you can find it by searching for the physician’s name on the Find a Doctor page.

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MEMBER NAME
Decision Date
December 23, 2019
ATEYAH, Wameed
*Practice address not available
Details

On July 19, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Wameed Ateyah committed an act of professional misconduct in that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in not clearly explaining to Patient A the type of examination he intended to conduct and the reasons for conducting that examination. On December 23, the Discipline Committee delivered its written Decision and Reasons for Decision on penalty.

The Committee ordered that Dr. Ateyah be suspended for two months commencing on January 6, 2020; that he complete a course on interacting with patients; that he appear before the Committee to be reprimanded; and that he pay costs in the amount of $20,550.


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Decision Date
December 2, 2019
SCHWARZ, Peter Robert
*Practice address not available
Details

On March 22, 2017 and May 16, 2018, allegations of professional misconduct regarding Dr. Peter Robert Schwarz were referred to the Discipline Committee. On March 8, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Schwarz committed an act of professional misconduct in that he engaged in the sexual abuse of a patient. Dr. Schwarz was suspended effective March 8, 2019 until the matter of penalty was determined by the Discipline Committee. On December 2, 2019, the Committee ordered that Dr. Schwarz’s license be revoked effective immediately; that he appear before the Committee to be reprimanded; that he reimburse the College for funding provided to the patient in the amount of $16,060; and that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $82,960.


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Decision Date
December 2, 2019
HOFFER, Mayer
*Practice address not available
Details

On July 16, 2018 and September 18, 2019, allegations regarding Dr. Mayer Hoffer were referred to the Discipline Committee. On November 27, 2019, Dr. Hoffer signed an undertaking to resign from the College and to not apply or reapply for registration as a physician to practice medicine in Ontario or any other jurisdiction. On December 2, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Hoffer has committed an act of professional misconduct in that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in his care of patients.

The Committee ordered that Dr. Hoffer attend before the panel to be reprimanded; and that he  pay costs in the amount of $6,000.


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Decision Date
November 11, 2019
FIKRY, Sameh Adly
*Practice address not available
Details

On November 11, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Sameh Adly Fikry committed an act of professional misconduct with respect to his interactions with Patient A. The Committee ordered that Dr. Fikry be suspended for two months commencing on January 6, 2020; that he appear before the Committee to be reprimanded; and that he pay costs in the amount of $10,370.


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Decision Date
October 4, 2019
SMITH, Edward James
*Practice address not available
Details

On October 4th, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Smith be suspended for seven months as a result of its pervious finding that he committed acts of professional misconduct. The Committee further ordered that Dr. Smith appear before the panel to be reprimanded; that he complete specified training and education; and that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $10,370.


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Decision Date
October 2, 2019
HYDE, Byron Marshall
*Practice address not available
Details

On October 2nd, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Hyde committed an act of professional misconduct. On July 5, 2019, Dr. Hyde entered into an undertaking by which he agreed to resign from the College, and not to apply or re-apply for registration as a physician to practise medicine in Ontario or any other jurisdiction, effective July 9, 2019. The Committee further ordered that Dr. Hyde attend before the panel to be reprimanded; and that her pay costs to the College in the amount of $10,370.00.


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