Octomom Doc Loses License

Calif. decides Michael Kamrava presents danger to the public
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 2, 2011 3:37 AM CDT
Octomom Doctor Michael Kamrava Loses License
Fertility specialist Dr. Michael Kamrava sits before the California Board of Medical Examiners in Los Angeles.    (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)

If Nadya Suleman ever decides that 14 kids isn't enough, she won't be able to turn to Beverly Hills fertility doctor Michael Kamrava for help. Kamrava, who helped Suleman conceive octuplets when she already had six children, and implanted seven embryos in a 49-year-old woman who only wanted one baby, has had his license revoked by California's medical board, reports the Los Angeles Times.

The panel decided that Kamrava, who ignored American Society of Reproductive Medicine guidelines on embryo transfers, was guilty of gross negligence in three cases, and it was necessary to revoke his license to protect the public. The case is likely to discourage other doctors tempted to implant more than the recommended number of embryos, according to a Los Angeles County fertility specialist. "That's a good outcome," he added. (More Michael Kamrava stories.)

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