Allegation of Complaint:
Mohan S Chandran, MD License # 35064442
Nature of Complaint
The physician suffered a stroke on November 18, 2005 and returned to work as a neurologist in or about May 2006. Between February 1 and July 19, 2007, the physician assaulted five female patients. The records indicate the physician continued to treat female patients without using a chaperone, after having been warned to use a chaperone and that additional misconduct occurred.
In November 2007 the physician underwent Neuropsychological testing that resulted in the recommendation that the degree of cognitive impairment from the stroke would be a risk factor for the physician to continue practice as a physician and supports his decision to retire. The physician retired from active practice.
Criminal proceedings were initiated in March 2008 when the physician was indicted in the Common Pleas Court of Erie County, Ohio on five counts of assault. The physician pleaded “no contest” to each of the first-degree misdemeanor counts. The court found the physician guilty on all five counts on July 24, 2008. The physician was sentenced to a total of 15 months of imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine totaling $1000.00.
The State Medical Board Hearing Examiner’s proposed order is based on the criminal convictions. The physician knowingly committed multiple criminal acts in the course of treating patients and caused suffering to the patients. The Board ordered that the physician’s certificate to practice allopathic medicine and surgery in the State of Ohio is Permanently Revoked. The order is effective 09/11/2009.
09/22/2009 – Court Action
The physician filed a Notice of Appeal with the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas of the Board’s 09/09/2009 permanently revoking the physician’s license to practice medicine in the state of Ohio.
01/26/2010 – Court Action
The Franklin County Court of Common Please dismissed the physician’s appeal from the Board’s 09/09/2009 Order.