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In order to protect the health and safety of everyone involved and to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the CPSO has temporarily stopped in-person hearings in favour of virtual hearings. These proceedings remain open to the public. Anyone who wishes to observe the hearings via videoconference should contact [email protected].

HEARING DETAILS
MEMBER NAME
Decision Date

October 2
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 1 p.m.

VORA, Parag Kanaiyalal
*Hamilton
Details

Allegations of Dr. Vora’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that in approximately 2014, Dr. Vora engaged in sexual abuse and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct in respect of a patient when he touched the patient’s breast(s) in a sexual and/or inappropriate manner during a clinical encounter.


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Decision Date

October 8
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

BIRNBAUM, Robert Joel
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

Allegations of Dr. Birnbaum’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Birnbaum engaged in sexual abuse of and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct, including by engaging in an intimate and sexual relationship with a patient, including sexual intercourse; and engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by: providing inaccurate and/or misleading information to the College during its investigation; inappropriately combining treating and personal relationships with a patient and his/her children; and using other physicians’ names, without their knowledge or consent, to issue prescriptions.


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Decision Date

October 13-16, 19
Penalty Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

GILL, Harmander Singh
*Toronto
Details

Allegations of Dr. Gill's professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Gill engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct in failing to cooperate with a College investigation, from approximately April 2018 onwards, including by failing to cooperate with respect to observation of his practice and a requested interview; and failing to respond to inquiries from a College investigator, and to provide answers to questions from the investigator.


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Decision Date

October 14
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

REAVELY-DIAZ, Sheridan
*Practice Address Not Available
Details

Allegations of Dr. Reavely-Diaz’s professional have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Reavely-Diaz is incompetent and/or failed to maintain the standard of practice of the profession in her care of patients. It is also alleged that Dr. Reavely-Diaz engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct by failing to cooperate during the College’s investigation and failing to respond to the College in a timely way; in her recording keeping, including but not limited to, creating false and/or inaccurate medical records and/or inappropriately altering medical records; inappropriately billing and/or submitting inappropriate claims to the Ontario Health Insurance Plan; in her conduct and communications towards patients and/or their families and/or caregivers and third parties; failing to provide and/or follow up on test results; failing to attend for scheduled appointments; inappropriately ending a physician-patient relationship with a patient; allowing a patient access to another patient’s personal health information; and failing to appropriately deal with this privacy breach.


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Decision Date

October 28
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

HERMAN, Leon
*Toronto
Details

Allegations of Dr. Herman’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that in or about 1997, Dr. Herman engaged in sexual abuse of and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct towards a patient, who was a teenager at the time. The conduct in issue included touching of a sexual and/or inappropriate nature of the patient’s body, including her breasts, buttocks, and thighs; kissing the patient; giving the patient alcohol and/or another intoxicating substance; making sexual and/or inappropriate comments; failing to provide privacy while the patient was dressing and undressing, and to provide appropriate draping; undoing and/or displacing the patient’s clothes, including her bra; and giving the patient money.


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Decision Date

October 26-30
Virtual Hearing

Start time: 9 a.m.

OKAFOR, Innocent Chukwudumebi
*Brampton
Details

Allegations of Dr. Okafor’s professional misconduct have been referred to the Discipline Committee of the College. It is alleged that Dr. Okafor engaged in sexual abuse of and/or disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct in respect of Patient A, including by engaging in a sexual relationship with Patient A. It is also alleged that Dr. Okafor engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct in violating appropriate boundaries in respect of Patient A, including by engaging in a personal relationship with Patient A and/or engaging in inappropriate communications with Patient A, including after the doctor-patient relationship. These communications included Dr. Okafor interfering with the College investigation. It is further alleged that Dr. Okafor engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct in his dealings with Patient B, including, among other things, failing to maintain appropriate boundaries, engaging in business dealings and engaging in inappropriate communications with Patient B.


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NOTE:  The physician’s current location (*) as indicated on the Public Register is noted. This schedule is subject to change. For further information contact the Communications Department, 416-967-2611 or 1-800-268-7096 ext. 611.