Maryland Revokes License of Pain Management Specialist Dinesh Shah

Maryland's medical board has permanently revoked the medical license of pain management specialist Dinesh Shah, according to a Cecil Whig report.

Mr. Shah was board-certified in internal medicine but specialized in pain management. In addition to a permanent revocation of his license, he is prohibited from applying for licensure or reinstatement of his medical license.

According to the Maryland Board of Physicians' consent order, Mr. Shah was guilty of several violations of the Maryland Medical Practice Act, including immoral and unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine; being professionally, physically or mentally incompetent; failing to meet appropriate standards for the delivery of quality medical and surgical care; and selling, prescribing, giving away or administering drugs for illegal or illegitimate medical purposes.

In 2008, Mr. Shah was placed on probation for a minimum of three years for failing to meet quality medical standards and failing to keep adequate medical records. In Aug. 2010, the board ordered his license on summary suspension based on five complaints since Nov. 2006 and a peer review that found failings in meeting standards of quality medical care. The board later issued a staying of the summary suspension, and in Sept. 2010 re-imposed the suspension before permanently revoking the license this month.

Read the Cecil Whig report on Dinesh Shah.

Read the Maryland Board of Physicians' consent order for Dinesh Shah (pdf).

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