Octomom's Doctor Tearfully Apologizes, Admits Mistake
"I wish I had never done and it will never happen again," Dr. Michael Kamrava says at a hearing
He made it possible for Nadya Suleman to become the “Octomom,” and now he regrets it.
“I’m sorry for what happened. When I look back at it, I wish I had never done it and it will never happen again,” Dr. Michael Kamrava said Thursday, wiping away tears, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Kamrava, the Beverly Hills fertility doctor who implanted 12 embryos into Suleman, testified in his own defense in an administrative court in Los Angeles this week for the right to keep his medical license.
State officials say his notes show he implanted at least twice as many embryos as Suleman has claimed. Officials allege this is evidence of unreasonable judgment, substandard care, and a lack of concern for the eight children she would conceive and the six she was already struggling to raise.
Kamrava should instead have sent the unemployed 33-year-old single mom for a mental health evaluation, officials say.
In his testimony, Kamrava has moved away from his previous statements. Last year, he defended his actions in a Nightline interview that Suleman’s case “was done the right way … under the circumstances.”