Posts Tagged ‘Mark Midei’

January 24th, 2012

Whistleblower Lawsuit Filed Against 5 Cardiologists in Pennsylvania

The U.S. government has joined a cardiologist in a whistleblower lawsuit against Hamot Medical Center  in western Pennsylvania  and a group of cardiologists with whom he once practiced, Ed Palattella reports in the Erie Times-News. Cardiologist Tullio Emanuele, who now practices in Kentucky, has accused five former colleagues — members of Medicor Associates Inc. and its affiliate, Flagship Cardiac, […]

July 29th, 2011

Less May Be More, But Stents Are Neither Good Nor Bad

A few days ago, the distinguished healthcare writer Shannon Brownlee wrote a provocative blog post  about the overuse of stents. A key piece of evidence that she used was a paper co-authored by Grace Lin and Rita Redberg, in which focus groups of cardiologists cheerfully admitted that they would give stents to hypothetical patients who were, according to the current guidelines, not […]

July 13th, 2011

Maryland Revokes Medical License of Mark Midei: Doctor Accused of Implanting Unnecessary Stents

The Maryland Board of Physicians has revoked the medical license of Mark Midei–the interventional cardiologist accused of implanting hundreds of unnecessary stents at St. Joseph Medical Center in the community of Towson. In its Final Decision and Order the Maryland Board found that Midei was guilty of unprofessional conduct, willfully making a false report, gross overutilization of health […]

December 6th, 2010

Senate Report Exposes Abbott’s Ties to Mark Midei

A U.S. Senate report exposes new information about the relationship between Abbott Laboratories and Mark Midei, the interventional cardiologist who has been accused of implanting hundreds of unnecessary stents at St. Joseph Medical Center in Maryland. News stories on the report appear in today’s Baltimore Sun, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. While still working at St. […]