An Ohio doctor who threatened in a social media post to intentionally give Jewish patients the wrong medication saw her residency terminated early by the Cleveland Clinic last year, but now a Jewish human rights organization wants to see her license to practice medicine revoked.
Dr. Lara Kollab was a first-year resident of osteopathic medicine at Cleveland Clinic from July to September 2018, the medical center said in a statement. Her term was supposed to last until July 2019, but the Cleveland Clinic said when her now-deleted social media posts came to light the clinic conducted an internal review.
"Her departure was related to those posts and she has not worked at Cleveland Clinic since September," the medical center said in a statement.
Though Kollab retained her medical license after leaving the residency program, she is currently unable to practice elsewhere, Sheil said.
The doctor was licensed only as a trainee, meaning she must be part of a residency but cannot join another one until July due to the way they are scheduled.
A statement from the clinic confirmed that one of the social media posts was about deliberately giving the wrong medication to Jewish people but emphasized that "multiple safeguards and direct supervision are required for patient care and prescribing medicine. In addition, there have been no reports of any patient harm related to her work."
But the Simon Wiesenthal Center is not content with Kollab’s dismissal alone and believes she should be barred from practicing medicine entirely.
"While the Cleveland Clinic did the right thing, this person remains a menace to the community-at-large and has made a mockery of the Hippocratic Oath through her hatred. To protect the public, her Medical License should be revoked," said a statement from Rabbi Marvin Hier, Founder and Dean of the Wiesenthal Center, and Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the Center's Associate Dean and Director of Global Social Action.
Kollab graduated from a Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Jewish affiliated school.