My husband's plastic surgeon (and mother in law... whom has a million photographs of her broken plastics in his book...) has given up his medical license. I didn't catch this article when it was published in December 2011 -- it just popped up as I noticed a bump in Google Searches for his name coming to my blog. The posts aren't easy to find, it's a long trail of stories.
Dr. Loren J. Borud, a plastic surgeon, and Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal, cqan internist, resigned their medical licenses today, said the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Resignation is a disciplinary action.
The board had previously suspended Borudâs license after he allegedly performed two operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in June 2008 while impaired and appeared to fall asleep during a patientâs liposuction. One of the patients, Michael K. Hicks of Quincy, eventually sued Borud, saying he suffered pain and complications after liposuction surgery and repair of a scar on his chest.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
STATE BOARD OF MEDICINE TAKES DISCIPLINARY ACTION
WAKEFIELD: At its meeting today the state Board of Registration in Medicine took disciplinary action against the medical licenses of Loren J. Borud, M.D. and Abdul Cader Asmal, M.D.
In both cases the Board accepted the resignations of the medical licenses of Dr. Borud and Dr. Asmal.
Resignation is a disciplinary action that permanently removes a physician from practice.
Dr. Borud is a 1990 graduate of Harvard Medical School. He is board certified in Plastic Surgery and Surgery, and has been licensed in Massachusetts since 2000.
Dr. Asmal is a 1963 graduate of the University of London Faculty of Medicine. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been licensed in Massachusetts since 1981.
The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine licenses more than 40,000 physicians, osteopaths and acupuncturists. The Board was created in 1894 to protect the public health and safety by setting standards for the practice of medicine and ensuring that doctors who practice in the Commonwealth are appropriately qualified and competent. The Board investigates complaints, holds hearings and determines sanctions. More information is available at www.mass.gov/massmedboard.