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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
July 23, 2019
BARNARD, Thomas Joseph
*Practice address not available
Details

On July 23, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Barnard had committed an act of professional misconduct and was found guilty of an offence relevant to his suitability to practice medicine. In response, the Committee ordered that Dr. Barnard attend before the panel to be reprimanded and pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000. Dr. Barnard also singed an undertaking with the College, agreeing to resign his registration with the College (effective June 30, 2019) and to never re-apply to practice medicine in Ontario.


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Decision Date
June 25, 2019
BARWIN, Bernard Norman
*Practice address not available
Details

On June 25, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Barwin 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; that he engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct; and that he is incompetent. In response, the Discipline Committee ordered that his certificate of registration be revoked immediately; that he attend before the panel to be reprimanded; and that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $10,370.


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Decision Date
June 19, 2019
THOMAS, Cholemkeril Kuncheria
*Practice address not available
Details

On June 19, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Thomas had committed an act of professional misconduct in that he engaged  in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct. In response, the Discipline Committee ordered that Dr. Thomas’s certificate of registration be suspended for a period of one month; that he practice under the supervision of a College-approved clinical supervisor for nine months following his suspension; that his practice be reassessed six months after the completion of his clinical supervision concludes; that he attend before the panel to be reprimanded; that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000; as well as other conditions.


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Decision Date
June 19, 2019
GOLDSTEIN, Sol Julian
*Practice address not available
Details

On June 19, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Goldstein had committed an act of professional misconduct in that he engaged  in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct and he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in his care of patients. In response, the Discipline Committee ordered that Dr. Goldstein’s certificate of registration be suspended for a period of three months; that he successfully complete complete the PROBE Ethics & Boundaries Program; that he practice under the supervision of a College-approved clinical supervisor for twelve months following his suspension; that his practice be reassessed six months after the completion of his clinical supervision concludes; that he attend before the panel to be reprimanded; that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000; as well as other conditions.


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Decision Date
June 18, 2019
BRAY, Frederick Thomas
*Practice address not available
Details

On June 18, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Bray had committed an act of professional misconduct in that he engaged  in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct and he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in his care of patients. In response, the Discipline Committee ordered that Dr. Bray’s certificate of registration be suspended for a period of four months; that he attend before the panel to be reprimanded; and that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000.


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Decision Date
June 18, 2019
SHENAVA, Ravishankar Thimmangur
*Practice address not available
Details

On June 18, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Shenava had committed an act of professional misconduct in that he has been found guilty of an offence relevant to his suitability to practice; he has engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct; and that he failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in his care of patients. In response, the Discipline Committee ordered that his certificate of registration be revoked immediately; that he attend before the panel to be reprimanded; and that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000.


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Decision Date
June 17, 2019
KUMRA, Rajiv
*Practice address not available
Details

On June 17, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Kumra committed acts of professional misconduct in that he engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional acts; and he has failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession. On April 26, 2019, Dr. Kumra signed an undertaking to resign from the College effective immediately and agreed not to apply or re-apply for registration as a physician to practise medicine in Ontario or any other jurisdiction in Canada. On June 17, the Discipline Committee ordered that Dr. Kumra attend before the panel to be reprimanded and that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000.


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Decision Date
June 17, 2019
HWANG, Joshua
*Practice address not available
Details

On June 17, 2019, the Discipline Committe found that Dr. Hwang had committed an act of professional misconduct in that he had engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprogfessional conduct; he engaged in conduct unbecoming a physician; and he had been found guilty of an offence relevant to his suitability to practice. In response, the Discipline Committee ordered that Dr. Hwang's license be revoked immediately; that he attend before the panel to be reprimanded; and that he pay costs to the College in the amount of $6,000.


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Decision Date
June 11, 2019
SHAMESS, Brian Albert
*Practice address not available
Details

On June 11, 2019, the Discipline Committee found that Dr. Shamess had engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprogfessional conduct. A penalty hearing has not yet been scheduled.


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