Psychiatrist forfeits license in Iowa

A former psychiatrist at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) has surrendered his medical license to settle a complaint that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female patient.

An article in the November 21, 2012 Burlington Hawk Eye states that the Iowa Board of Medicine accepted the settlement with Sergio Paradiso, who was accused of engaging in sexual misconduct with a mental health patient and violating professional boundaries for physicians. Paradiso had practiced in Iowa since 2000, and was also an associate professor at the University before resigning in August. The patient now has a lawsuit pending against Paradiso, and the malpractice insurer, Iowa Medical Mutual Insurance, obtained a court order stating it has no obligation to defend Paradiso or to cover any damages resulting from the case.

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