ACLJ: Ohio Board Should Revoke License of Doctor Lara Kollab Who Threatened to Give Jewish Patients Wrong Meds

Lara Kollab, the former Cleveland Clinic resident accused of anti-semitic social media posts.
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The American Center for Law & Justice is calling on the state of Ohio to revoke the medical license for the former Cleveland Clinic doctor who was caught threatening to give Jewish patients the wrong medications.

A formal letter of complaint has been issued by the American Center of Law & Justice (ACLJ) to the Ohio State Board of Medical Examiners, in response to former Cleveland Clinic resident doctor Lara Kollab, who was recently exposed for making a wide variety of anti-Semitic statements on the internet.

In Kollab’s social media posts, the doctor compared Jews to “dogs” and “Nazis,” expressed having no sympathy about the Holocaust, invoked Allah to kill Jews, and threatened to give Jewish patients the wrong medications, among many other statements.

While Kollab may be a former employee of the Cleveland Clinic, she is still a licensed doctor in the state of Ohio and will remain so until June 2021, unless the Board decides to take action against her.

“You can’t threaten to harm your patient,” said Dr. Arthur Caplan, the Director of the Medical Ethics Division at the NYU School of Medicine, “It breaks two rules of the core tenants of medical ethics: do no harm, and put your patient’s interests first.”

“You can probably be online with all kinds of political views, even hateful views,” continued Caplan, “but the line that you can’t cross is threatening to mistreat or commit malpractice against a patient. That should cost [Kollab] her license.”

The ACLJ is joined by the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) in the call for the Ohio Board to revoke Kollab’s medical license.

“We hope that the seriousness of the situation is apparent enough on its face to move the Board to promptly permanently revoke Dr. Kollab’s license, for the safety of all Ohio residents,” states the ACLJ in its letter to the Board.

“No person anywhere should have to fear that in their moment of crisis, as they seek medical attention, they might be discriminated against and even harmed for their beliefs,” adds the ACLJ.

The Cleveland Clinic told Breitbart News that Kollab’s “departure was related to those posts and she has not worked at Cleveland Clinic since September.” The clinic is now considering the notion of checking social media accounts belonging to prospective employees.

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