Health Commissioner Suspends License of Ram Makker, M.D.

ALBANY, N.Y. (April 27, 2009) – New York State Health Department has used its emergency powers to summarily suspend the license of Ram Makker, M.D., precluding him from caring for any patients pending the outcome of a disciplinary hearing.

Dr. Makker, 59, an emergency room physician, has practiced medicine at hospitals in Binghamton and New York City. The summary suspension is based on charges of negligence on more than one occasion and incompetence on more than one occasion.

Dr. Makker is charged with three specifications of medical misconduct regarding the care he rendered to eight patients. Additionally, he was charged with failure to maintain adequate medical records.

The summary suspension is the result of an investigation by the State Health Department's Office of Professional Medical Conduct. A committee of the Board for Professional Medical Conduct concurred that Dr. Makker's continued practice of medicine posed an imminent danger to the public and recommended to the Commissioner of Health that Dr. Makker's license be summarily suspended.

A hearing on the charges has been scheduled for April 30, 2009.

Information about this summary suspension and all other disciplinary actions taken against physicians licensed in New York State is available at http://www.nyhealth.gov/professionals/doctors/conduct/