Health Commissioner Suspends License of Plastic Surgeon for Negligence, Incompetence, Moral Unfitness

ALBANY, NY, June 19, 2007 – State Health Commissioner Richard F. Daines, M.D., has used his emergency powers to summarily suspend the license of a New York City physician on multiple charges of medical misconduct. A summary suspension of a physician's license precludes the doctor from caring for any patients.

Brad Justin Jacobs, M.D., 45, a plastic surgeon whose office is at 55 E. 86th St., New York City, is charged with 19 specifications of medical misconduct regarding 10 patients. Dr. Jacobs is charged with gross negligence, negligence on more than one occasion, incompetence on more than one occasion, moral unfitness, and failure to maintain records in performing breast augmentations, liposuction and rhinoplasty.

The Department has charged Dr. Jacobs with failure to perform adequate physical exams or take adequate histories and failure to appropriately follow up when patients experienced complications, such as infections. Furthermore, the Department has charged Dr. Jacobs with using breast implants that were too large for the breast pocket, engaging in sexual intercourse and using drugs with a patient.

The Summary Suspension is the result of an investigation conducted by the New York State Department of Health's Office of Professional Medical Conduct.

A hearing on the charges has been scheduled for June 28, 2007. The summary of charges is attached.

For more information about disciplinary actions taken against physicians licensed in New York State please visit the physician discipline section of the Department's Web site at www.health.ny.gov.