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Fertility doctor who treated octuplets' mom expelled by medical society

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The Beverly Hills fertility doctor involved in the case of octuplets mom Nadya Suleman has been expelled from the American Society of Reproductive Medicine.

The organization took the action several weeks ago. In a statement, the organization said: "Within the last few years, we have changed our by-laws to allow us take disciplinary action against members and, just this week, have expelled a member for cause."

The group didn't identify the doctor. But a spokesman told USA Today that it was Dr. Michael Kamrava.

"We have a disciplinary committee that gathers information, we give people an opportunity to explain themselves, and then we take action if the committee thinks it's necessary," the group's spokesman, Sean Tipton, told the newspaper. "It's a lengthy process. We're very concerned with providing appropriate due process."

Suleman went to the Beverly Hills doctor, whose fertility treatment led to the birth of her octuplets -- and her six previous children.

West Coast IVF Clinic is run by Kamrava, who has repeatedly declined to comment about the case.

The medical society announced it was looking into the case earlier this year. 

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Los Angeles Times 

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Thats' not enough action taken.He should lose his license.

It is about time something has happened to this idiot. As a previous commenter noted, he should lose his medical license as well. His conduct in assisting an unemployed mother of six to have additional children is nothing short of astonishing. What was he thinking (other than about his fee)?

Not just lose his license. He should have to pay for the welfare and education of at least the octuplets, and maybe as many as 12 of Suleman's children.

Suleman was irresponsible for even considering she could take care of 6 children on her own, let alone 14. Since the State can't get money from a Welfare Mother, then the equally irresponsible fertility doctor should be made to pay.

I am furious that my tax money goes to support selfish Suleman!

It's about time. Now why hasn't there been an in-depth investigation into Nadya Suleman's alleged student loan and workman's comp frauds? There is much speculation that she used those funds to pay for Kamrava's services.

Come on JohBurgJen, that's letting this guy off WAY too easy. He should be required to pay restitution to the state of California for the welfare benefits being paid to Octomom for the octuplets. When he's paid that, he should be allowed to recoup his license with only the tightest of supervision.

We should charge the Dr. Kamrava, all the cost the city and state has to incur. Why should tax payers pay for his actions. Seriously, he's a doctor... first common sense question would be. Can you afford to take care of all these kids? He should ask, "Do you have a job Nadia?, How about a Savings Account?". I vote Dr. Kamrava the ultimate douchebag. His title should not savy Kamrava MD... It shoud say Kamrav DB (Douche Bag).

Is this really a surprise to anyone?

Something just occurred to me. Wouldn't it be interesting to file a class action suit against this doctor? Those of us who work and pay taxes against Ms. Suleman and the quack who allowed this? He is in the same class and the plastic surgery quacks who kept doing work on Michael Jackson, the quacks who allowed Anna Nicole Smith to get a deadly amount and combination of prescription medication. I don't understand the greed that compels doctors to accept patients like these and then "treat" them. What happened to their Hippocratic oath? "First do no harm?". They should not be allowed to practice medicine at all. And I agree, he should be held at least partly accountable for the health and well-being of those babies. I feel really sorry for those children, they had no say in the matter and they are the ones that will ultimately suffer the most.

Octo-doc on an ego trip. Pull the guy's license. Society will be paying for those preemies' health problems for decades to come.

Let's have someone shoot for 10. A new world record.

i would have done the same what thats he thinks by bringing so many kids at one time ? welfare cant take care of everyone ............

Maybe this guy should be envitro fertilizing the dairy herd on the farm. The one he gave 8 to sure fits in with that crowd. He is a joke as a physician.

It's about time! Hopefully she is taking care of them!

It's about time! OK, why did it take 14 kids before someone started asking 'what's wrong here?'

And, yes, he shouldn't be practicing medicine. Ever. Why didn't he lose his medical license?

Is the whole world nuts or isn't it part of your job as a doctor to screen potential IVF mothers to see if they will be responsible, stable parents who can provide for their kids?? What the hell was he thinking? It is NEVER ok to help an unemployed woman with deep-seated mental issues get pregnant... so how come it happened 14 times?

The medical services are necessary for all people regardless of their age. It is always appropriate to a medical check in which we can realize our health and best of all, prevention


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