Doctor’s License Revoked for Exagerrating Artery Blockages Justifying Cardiac Stents

A physician has had his medical license recoked for exaggerating his patients’ artery blockages so that he could justify implanting cardiac stents. The case resulted in payment of $22 million by St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Maryland after a hospital employee filed a whistleblower case reporting the fraud. The hospital mailed letters informing 585 stent patients that a review of their cases yielded conclusions that the stents were not warranted. The cardiac physician was Dr. Mark Midel who cannot practice medicine because his license was revoked by the Maryland Board of Physicians.