Octomom Doc Expelled

   By drodriguez  Oct 19, 2009

The "Octomom" doctor, Michael Kamrava, is finally feeling some repercussions for his actions when he transferred six embryos in Nadya Suleman last year.  A medical committee recently made the decision to expel Kamrava from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).  The transfer of six embryos into a woman of Suleman's age exceeds the guidelines put out from the ASRM and is the reason given for Kamrava's expulsion.

A recent article from USA Today reports that Suleman, who had six children before she became pregnant with the latest eight, has stated publicly that Kamrava transferred six embryos to her uterus for all of her previous pregnancies.  This means that Kamrava failed to follow the guidelines each time he performed this procedure on Suleman. 

The guidelines state that fertility doctors should only transfer one or two embryos into women who are under the age of 35.  After looking into Kamrava's past record it has been reported that he was transferring more than four embryos to all women he treated under the age of 35 on average. 

Though expulsion from the ASRM is nothing a fertility specialist would wish for, it does not mean that Kamrava has to stop practicing medicine.  Medical boards are the only types of groups authorized to revoke a doctor's license and so far this has not happened to Kamrava.  The downside for Kamrava is that some insurance plans will not cover treatment cost for patients of doctors who are not in the ASRM.

What do you think of the decision the ASRM made to expel the "Octomom" doctor?

Do you think this was an appropriate disciplinary action to take against this doctor?

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Hatshepsut by Hatshepsut | HOUSTON, TX
Dec 10, 2009

(oops! hit enter) By her being in mags. and getting a reality show, means that there are people who are and will watch her reality show. Wonder how many of those people were disdained to discover her situation and think the entire situation is wrong, but are the ones that read about her and will watch her. Why do the press glorify something so incorrect in so many ways. She sucked MILLIONS of dollars away from taxpayers because a litter of SIX wasn't enough. She went into the situation knowing full well that without insurance, there was only one way to have the delivery done- free.. She just sickens me .

Hatshepsut by Hatshepsut | HOUSTON, TX
Dec 10, 2009

What's worse, is that this poor example of Darwinism, is somewhat a celeb. and featured in rag magazines and to get a REALITY SHOW!!!!!

AimeeAken by AimeeAken | Omaha, NE
Nov 12, 2009

Most doctor's just want money .. not too many out there that care about what is best anymore. He should very well be expelled if he does not follow the rules. Doctor's should be disciplined for their actions. They need to follow rules just like everyone else. They are not above anyone.

marylynnf by marylynnf | Three Rivers, MI
Nov 05, 2009

How sad when so many deserving people can't have children and want them and can support them with out governmental health. There should be fines or something that are levied. Unless there is a loss by the doctor for the poor judgment it won't stop him or others in the future.

simplicity738 by simplicity738 | Vista, CA
Nov 05, 2009

Was he trying to commit career suicide? He at least succeeded in that. What an idiot! What's worse is the assistance she receives comes from our paychecks...thank you Nadia Suleman for your extreme stupidity as well as your doctors. We really appreciate it. Not!

MyEmptyCanvas by MyEmptyCanvas | KOSCIUSKO, MS
Nov 02, 2009

** hits head on pc monitor ** .... this is just to much... this story... this woman... that doctor... all those precious babies... ugg to much... I just often wonder what some people are thinking... seriously :-S

farmerbrown2002 by farmerbrown2002 | springfield, LA
Nov 02, 2009

Both should have been more responsible.The doc for so many.Her for not working and wanting more kids.

sharman421 by sharman421 | TALLAHASSEE, FL
Nov 01, 2009

Wait a minute, you mean he was only expelled from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine?!!! That means the guy can still practice medicine (if that's what you want to call it). Scary!

Alyssarae92293 by Alyssarae92293 | BOYNTON BEACH, FL
Nov 01, 2009

Who does he think he is!

dnabrewer3 by dnabrewer3 | Newland, NC
Nov 01, 2009

It is about time! He needs to know his actions were not right!

la_cuata184 by la_cuata184 | San Diego, CA
Nov 01, 2009

This doctor needs to be held accountable for his action. Thumbs up to the ASRM!

busaboo by busaboo | Muskegon, MI
Oct 30, 2009

I think Dr. Kamrava got off pretty easy. He has shown everyone that he doesn't practise good ethics. I think he should get his medical license revoked and he should have to pay a fine to the ASRM. He took advantage of his status and he misused it. Now he should be accountable for his actions.

saralen by saralen | Bend, OR
Oct 29, 2009

Glad someone let him know that what he was doing was not right. I cant believe a doctor with so much experience would let a woman with no job and depending on goverment help to have more children!

lisaberger by lisaberger | New York, NY
Oct 29, 2009

Thank goodness! Doctors should do more than just what their patients WANT, they should also consider what they NEED!

JMaynard85 by JMaynard85 | Wilmington, MA
Oct 28, 2009

Im glad that they made this decision. He went way overboard in the beginning. It is not necessary to implant so many eggs in one woman who has already had several successful pregnancies. I wish he didnt do it at all, those poor children will really have a tough life ahead.