Case of Dr. Akiva Abraham (Clifton Park, NY)
Court won't return doctor's licenseAssociated Press
April 20, 2007
A mid-level appeals court has rejected the appeal of a Saratoga County obstetrician whose license to practice medicine was revoked in 2005.
Akiva Abraham of Clifton Park had his license yanked after it was determined he'd had sex with a patient in his office and in a hospital waiting room.
Abraham was also accused of falsifying medical records for several patients and failing to maintain accurate records.
The Appellate Division of state Supreme Court released their decision not return Abraham's credentials Thursday.
The decision says Abraham initiated sexual contact with a young woman suffering from anxiety and depression on the same day he was performing an abortion for her. The sexual relationship lasted for five months, and Abraham once forced the woman to have intercourse.
He also lied to a Department of Health investigator about the relationship and engaged in numerous acts of fraud.