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Former resident who posted anti-Semitic tweets loses medical license

Residency Program Insider, August 26, 2020

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The former Cleveland Clinic resident who left her position after her anti-Semitic social media posts were discovered has lost her medical certificate in Ohio.
 
Last month Lara Kollab agreed to surrender her training certificate to practice osteopathic medicine in Ohio and the state medical board revoked it earlier this month. Kollab left her position as a first-year resident at Cleveland Clinic in September 2018 after her anti-Semitic posts on Twitter were unearthed. From 2011-2013, before she was accepted into medical school, Kollab's tweets included statements such as, “I’ll purposely give all the yahood (Jews) the wrong meds.”

Kollab then accepted a residency position at Kern Medical in Bakersfield, California, but that offer was revoked after the hospital learned she misled them about why she left Cleveland Clinic, having said she left due to a death in the family.

Kollab issued a public apology after her tweets gained media attention in which she said she would never intentionally harm patients based on their race, religion, ethnicity, or culture.   

Source: The Charlotte Observer

 



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