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									                                                        Minutes
                                            Credentials Committee Meeting
                                              Florida Board of Medicine
                                                 Renaissance Orlando
                                                  5445 Forbes Place
                                                  Orlando, FL 32812
                                                    (407) 240-1000
                                                   August 14, 2008


To accommodate individuals required to appear before the Committee, the chairman adjusted the sequence of the agenda
items. The minutes reflect the actual sequence of events rather than the original agenda order.

Dr. Michael Chizner called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m. Those present included the following:

MEMBERS PRESENT:                                       STAFF PRESENT:
Michael Chizner, M.D., Chairman                        Chandra Prine, Program Operations Administrator
Robert Cline, M.D.
H. Frank Farmer, Jr., M.D.                             BOARD COUNSEL:
Laurie Davies, M.D.                                    Donna McNulty, Assistant Attorney General
Onelia Lage, M.D.                                      Ed Tellechea Senior Assistant Attorney General

COURT REPORTER
Diana Garcia
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PERSONAL APPEARANCES

MICHAEL CHIZNER, M.D. —Led the discussion on TABS 1-6

Tab 1 - Venkatesan R. Gorantla, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Staff privileges at Saginaw General Hospital.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Davies seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure

Tab 2 - Luqman K. Dabiri, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue (s) Lack of practice and action by the General Medical Council.

Represented by Albert Van-Lare, Esq.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Cline made a motion to table pending an
evaluation by Raymond Pomm, M.D., Medical Director, Professionals Resource Network upon receipt of the evaluation the
applicant is to reappear before the Committee. The applicant waived the 90 day requirement for the Board to act on his
application. Dr. Davies seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to table pending an evaluation by Raymond Pomm, M.D., Medical Director, Professionals
Resource Network upon receipt of the evaluation the applicant is to reappear before the Committee.


Tab 3 - John B. Thomas, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Positive response to questions 13a-b, 30, 31, 33 and 36 of licensure application.

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Accompanied by Raymond Pomm, M.D., Medical Director, Professionals Resource Network.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Cline made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Davies seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

Tab 5 - Manuel A. Melendez, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Positive response to questions 13a-c, 16a, d, 17a, 33, and 34.

Represented by Monica Rodriguez, Esq.
Accompanied by Raymond Pomm, M.D., Medical Director, Professionals Resource Network.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Cline made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Farmer seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

Tab 6 - Ferdinand L. Rios, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Oregon Board Action.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made a motion to approve the
application for licensure with the restriction he not perform surgery without prior approval of the Board. Dr. Davies
seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the application for licensure with the restriction he not perform surgery
without prior approval of the Board

LAURIE DAVIES, M.D. — Lead the discussion on TABS 7-12

Tab 7 - Peter A. Rubin, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Information received from the Massachusetts Board regarding license.

Represented by Allen Grossman, Esq.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Davies made a motion to approve with
the application for license if the Massachusetts complaint is dismissed. If the case is not dismissed and action is taken the
applicant is to reappear before the Committee at its October meeting. Dr. Davies seconded the motion, which carried 5/0

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the application if the Massachusetts complaint is dismissed. If the case is not
dismissed and action is taken the applicant is to reappear before the October Credentials Committee meeting.

Tab 27 - Laura A. Hotchkiss, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Resignation from Tahoe Forest Hospital District.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Davies made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Chizner seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure

Tab 8 - Luis M. Zavala-Roman, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Action by the California and Pennsylvania Medical Boards and malpractice cases.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Cline seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

Tab 9 - David W. Espenscheid, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Request to withdraw the application.

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The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Cline made a motion to deny Dr.
Espenscheid’s request to withdraw and deny the application for licensure. Dr. Davies seconded the motion, which carried
5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to deny Dr. Espenscheid’s request to withdraw and deny the application for licensure

Tab 10 - Larry R. Glazerman, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Action taken by the Pennsylvania Board.

Represented by Bruce Lamb, Esq.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Cline seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

Tab 12 - Michael Yuz, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Action taken by the State of New York and Pennsylvania Boards.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Cline made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Farmer seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

H. FRANK FARMER, JR., M.D. — Lead the discussion on TABS 13-18

Tab 13 - Gabriel G. Florez, M.D. – Temporary Certificate in Area of Critical Need
Issue(s) Request for reconsideration of licensure.

Represented by Allen Grossman, Esq.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. A motion to reconsider the application was made, seconded and
carried 4/1. After discussion, Dr. Davies made a motion to approve the application for licensure. Dr Cline seconded the motion
which carried 4/1.

ACTION, the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure

Other Discussion Item: A motion was made and seconded to refer the Temporary Certificate to Practice in an Area of
Critical Need licensure provision to the next Rules Legislative Committee meeting to explore oral examination options
and the approval of ACN facilities. The motion carried 5/0.

Tab 14 - Asad Raza, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Determine if applicant meets sections 458.31391)(a) and 458.311(1)(e), F.S. regarding undergraduate
education, failure to meet section 64B8-4.18 lack of approved core clerkship completed in the U.S., and termination
from Racine Family Medicine Program.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Cline made a motion to table the
application. The applicant waived the 90 day requirement for the Board to act on his application. Dr. Davies seconded the
motion, which carried 5/0

ACTION: the Committee voted to table the application.

Tab 15 - Cynthia D. Skelly, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Postgraduate training at Rainbow Babies and Children Hospital.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Davies made a motion to approve the
application for licensure with the condition of a corrected application page and a $1,000.00 fine. Dr. Lage seconded the
motion, which carried 5/0.


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ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure with the condition of a corrected application
page, and a $1,000.00 fine

Tab 16 - Mounir K. Khaled , M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Request to modify the notice of intent to approve licensure with conditions issued December 12, 2007.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Davies made a motion to grant an
extension to meet the conditions of the Board’s order until January 1, 2009. Dr. Cline seconded the motion, which carried
5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to grant an extension to meet the conditions of the Board’s order until January 1, 2009.

Tab 17 - Emmanuel Noel, M.D. – Temporary Certificate in Area of Critical Need
Issue(s) Request for reconsideration of licensure.

Represented by Frank Ranier, Esq.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. A motion to reconsider the application was made, seconded and
carried 4/1. After discussion, Dr. Davies made a motion to approve the application for licensure. Dr Cline seconded the motion
which carried 4/1.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

Tab 18 - Bassem M. Koleilat, M.D. – Examination
Issue(s) Criminal background history.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Davies made a motion to approve the
application for licensure with the condition of a corrected application page and a $500.00 fine. Dr. Lage seconded the
motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure with the condition of a corrected application
page and a $500.00 fine

ONELIA LAGE, M.D. — Led the discussion on TABS 19-24

Tab 19 - Bruce H. Wainer, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Failure to disclose misdemeanor and DUI charge on licensure application.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made a motion to approve the
application for licensure with the condition of a corrected application page and a $1,000.00 fine. Dr. Cline seconded the
motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure with the condition of a corrected application
page, and a $1,000.00 fine

Tab 20 - James P. Ketterhagen, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Determine if applicant meets the practice requirements pursuant to section 458.313. (1)(c), F.S. and
 to discuss criminal background results.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Cline made a motion to approve the
application for licensure with the condition of six months of direct supervision and six months indirect supervision, to be
supervised by a Board Certified Surgeon, a $500.00 fine, and corrected application page. Dr. Chizner seconded the motion,
which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve application for licensure with the condition of six months of direct
supervision and six months indirect supervision, to be supervised by a Board Certified Surgeon, a $500.00 fine, and
corrected application page.




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Tab 21 - Addie Dissick, M.D. – Examination
Issue(s) Failure to disclose probation at Lenox Hill Hospital on licensure application.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made a motion to approve the
application for licensure with the condition of a corrected application page and a $500.00 fine. Dr. Cline seconded the
motion, which carried 3/2.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure with the condition of a corrected application page
and a $500.00 fine.

Tab 22 - Eric J. Schuck, M.D. - Endorsement
Issue(s) Military discharge.

Represented by Pamela Thomas, Esq.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Davies seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

Tab 23 - Thomas Batay-Csorba, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Malpractice cases.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Cline made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Farmer seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

Tab 24 - Jerome Canandy, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Staff privileges at Nation Medical Center, Providence Hospital, Howard University and
Monongahela Valley Hospital.

Represented by Greg Chaires, Esq

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Davies made a motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Chizner seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

ROBERT CLINE, M.D. — led the discussion on TABS 25-30

Tab 25 - John S. Goncher, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Letter of warning in the state of Iowa, staff privileges at MacNeal Hospital and malpractice cases.

The applicant was not present. Ms. Prine advised the Committee of Dr.Goncher inability to appear. Dr. Davies made a motion
to table the application at the next scheduled meeting of the Committee. Dr. Cline seconded the motion, which carried 5/0. .

ACTION: the Committee voted to table the application until the next meeting.

Tab 26 - David M. Katz, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Action by the state of New York and Tennessee.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Chizner seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.


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Tab 28 Renee’ C. Washington-Hyde, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Medical education, postgraduate training at University of Illinois and failure to disclose probation at University of
Illinois.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made a motion to approve the
application for licensure with the condition of filing corrected application pages and a $1,000.00 fine. Dr. Davies seconded
the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure with the condition of filing corrected application
pages, and a $1,000.00 fine

Tab 29 - Claudio E. Tatsui, M.D. – Examination
Issue(s) If you meet the training requirement pursuant to section 458.311(1)(f) 3.C., F.S.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, Dr. Farmer made motion to approve the
application for licensure. Dr. Chizner seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the applicant for licensure.

Tab 30 - Ronald A. Light, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Consider request for Petition for Variance/Wavier of Rule 64B8-5.001(2),F.A.C.

The applicant was present and sworn in by the court reporter. After discussion, the applicant withdrew his Petition for
Variance/Wavier. Dr. Farmer made motion to table the application. The applicant waived the 90-day requirement for the
Board to act on his application. Dr. Davies seconded the motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to table the application.

Other discussion item: A motion was made and seconded to refer rule 64B8-2.001(2), F.A.C. regarding the definition of
the passing score of the FLEX examination taken prior to 1985. The motion carried 5/0.

Tab 4 - Vineeta Ahooja, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Employment at Cardiology Consultant of East Michigan.

The applicant was not present. Dr. Davies made a motion to table the application to the next scheduled meeting of the
Committee. Dr. Cline seconded the motion, which carried 5/0. The Committee advised staff to advise Dr. Ahooja that if she
fails to appear at the next meeting that her application will be denied for failure to appear.

ACTION: the Committee voted to table the application until the next meeting.

Tab 11 - William A. McClain, M.D. – Endorsement
Issue(s) Postgraduate training, criminal background and malpractice.

The applicant was not present. Dr. Davies made a motion to table the application to the next scheduled meeting of the
Committee. Dr. Cline seconded the motion, which carried 5/0. The Committee advised staff to advise Dr. McClain that if he
fails to appear at the next meeting that his application will be denied for failure to appear.

ACTION, the Committee voted to table the application until the next meeting.

MICHAEL CHIZNER, M.D. — led the discussion on TABS 30-33

INDIVIDUAL CONSIDERATIONS

Tab 31 - Andre’ L. B. D’avila, M.D. - Medical Faculty Certificate
Issue(s) Determine if postgraduate training meets requirements pursuant to section 458.3145(10(d), F.S.

The applicant was not present. Dr. Davies made a motion to approve the application for licensure. Dr. Cline seconded the
motion, which carried 5/0.

ACTION: the Committee voted to approve the application.

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Tab 32 - Aamir Mir, M.D. – Medical Faculty Certificate
Issue(s) Determine if postgraduate training meets requirements pursuant to section 458.3145(1)(d), F.S.

The applicant was not present. Dr. Davies made a motion to table the application to the next meeting of the Committee and
request the applicant’s training file form the University of Miami and ask the applicant to appear with his program director to
discuss his fellowship training. Dr. Cline seconded the motion, which carried 5/0. .

ACTION: the Committee voted to table the application until the next meeting of the Committee and request the
applicant’s training file form the University of Miami and ask the applicant to appear with his program director to
discuss his fellowship training

Tab 33 - Ratification Approval (We Care Manatee, Inc.) - Temporary Certificate in Area of Critical Need
Issue(s) Grant temporary approval as an area of critical need.

ACTION: After discussion, Dr. Farmer made a motion to approve We Care Manatee, Inc as an Area of Critical Need
Facility. The motion was seconded and carried 5/0.

NEW BUSINESS

Initial Examination/Endorsement Application:
After review and discussion, the Committee voted to approve the modifications to the application regarding the instructions for
questions 33-36, clarifying redundancies in questions 33 through 36, and correcting errors on the verification forms.

After discussion regarding the small business bill and whether it is necessary for the Board to prepare a Statement of Estimated
Regulatory Costs, the Committee voted that the modifications to the application and the application rule do not have an impact
on small business.

Other Discussion Item: Staff requested approval to present applicants, who have an active contract with the Professionals
Resource Network (PRN) at the time of application and after a positive evaluation and continued PRN support, be presented to
the Board with the list of applicants for ratification. When the applicant has an active PRN contract and other licensure issues
this will be presented to the Credentials Committee

With no further business the meeting adjourned at 3:15 p.m




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