Fresno, CA – On August 3rd, the California medical board filed this complaint against Dr. Narayan Ambati, a physician at the Urology of Associates in Central California.
In it, two former female technicians claim Dr. Ambati, engaged in unprofessional conduct and sexual harassment against them on more than a dozen occasions.
They say it happened while they were performing prostate ultrasounds, where the patient would be in a dark room and was looking towards the wall where they couldn’t see what was going on behind them.
The state board says these alleged accusations started in 2009 and lasted until the technicians came forward with their claims in 2014.
Of the long list of allegations against the doctor, one of the technicians told the state medical board it made it difficult to do her job with patients, saying Dr. Ambati’s conduct was quote.
“Offensive and extremely uncomfortable, causing her to shake
and it was hard to obtain good images of the patient’s prostate.”
we spoke to the California State Medical Board.
“The medical board considers these charges to be serious and this is why through the attorney general’s office filed the subsequent accusation,” said Carlos Villatoro.
We reached out to Dr. Ambati, his lawyer, Mike Ball sending me this statement.
“Dr. Ambati denies the allegations in the accusation and has already requested a full hearing.”
since obtaining his license in 1984, Dr. Ambati has not had any other complaints against him.
and there are no criminal charges pending.
“The case against Dr. Ambati is still in its early phases. we expect an administrative hearing will take place where the doctor’s lawyer will sit down with the deputy attorney general,” said Carlos Villatoro with the medical board.
If Dr. Ambati agrees to settle during that hearing. The state board is requesting one these four options to be taken against Dr. Ambati:
1. Have his license revoke or suspended.
2. Revoke, suspend or deny approval to supervise physician assistants and advanced practice nurses.
3. If placed on probation to pay the board the costs of probation monitoring.
4. Take further action deemed necessary or proper.