Dr. Michael Kamrava could lose his license over accusations he transferred too many embryos

By Howard Breuer
January 05, 2010 07:45 PM
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Nadya Suleman’s fertility specialist could lose his medical license over allegations by the California Medical Board that he transferred too many embryos into the woman who went on to give birth to octuplets.

A 13-page accusation filed in December says that over 11 years Suleman returned to Dr. Michael Kamrava’s office repeatedly. The number of embryos Kamrava transferred in July 2008 was so abnormal they “should not be transferred into any woman, regardless of age” and the transfers went “beyond the reasonable judgment of any treating physician.”

The papers suggest Suleman’s actions put her current and future children at risk, and Kamrava should have sent Suleman to therapy instead of obliging her extreme maternal cravings. Suleman had six other children and was receiving public assistance.

The allegations will be litigated in administrative court. The Beverly Hills doctor also recently was expelled from a national organization that promotes ethical standards in reproductive medicine.

Kamrava’s attorney, Peter Osinoff, tells PEOPLE that his client is “devastated,” and that he was only obliging his patient’s requests and not breaking any laws.
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Osinoff says no hearing has yet been scheduled on the matter, and likely won’t be scheduled for about five months. In the meantime, Kamrava continues to practice.

Suleman told NBC’s Ann Curry that she returned to Kamrava that final time because she had unused frozen embryos and did not know what to do with them.

“I couldn’t live with the fact that, if I had never used them, and, you know, I’ll be 70 years old and regret the fact that I didn’t allow these little embryos to live or give them an opportunity to grow,” Suleman said at the time.