Nassar-MSU Scandal Puts Professional Licenses of 7 Under Scrutiny

 

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Nassar-MSU Scandal Puts Professional Licenses of 7 Under Scrutiny

Updated Jun 14, 12:30 PM; Posted Jun 14, 12:30 PM

By Julie Mack

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Seven current and former health-care providers at Michigan State University are under investigation by the state Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs for their actions related to Larry Nassar, the former MSU doctor who molested patients.

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The seven — four physicians, two athletic trainers and a clinical psychologist — have been identified by Nassar victims as people alerted over the years about Nassar’s misconduct.

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Dr. William Strampel, an osteopathic physician who also was dean of MSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine and Nassar’s former boss. Strampel is now facing criminal charges for failing to enforce rules set specifically for Nassar, including having a chaperone in the room during exams involving “sensitive areas” and getting patient permission before examining or treating those areas.

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Dr. Jeffrey Kovan, a osteopathic physician at MSU’s Sports Medicine Clinic. Kovan was the initial recipient of a complaint by Amanda Thomashow that she was molested by Nassar during a March 2014 appointment at the clinic. Kovan notified his supervisors of the complaint, although Thomashow told MSU Police she felt Kovan wasn’t taking it seriously, according to a police report.

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Dr. Douglas Dietzel, an osteopathic physician who supervised the MSU Sports Medical Clinic at the time of the 2014 complaint. An investigation by MSU’s Title IX office cleared Nassar in that incident.

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Dr. Brooke Lemmen, a former osteopathic physician at the Sports Medicine Clinic. She resigned in 2017 after Strampel reprimanded her for not telling MSU officials that she was aware Nassar stopped volunteering as a team doctor for USA Gymnastics in 2015 because of allegations of sexual misconduct. After Nassar was fired by MSU in 2016 and at his direction, Lemmen also removed boxes of documents from his office, according to a police report.

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Dr. Gary Stollak, a retired MSU clinic psychologist. One of Nassar’s early victims, Kyle Stephens, says that in 2004 when she was age 12, she told Stollak that she had been abused by Nassar over a six-year period. Instead of contacting authorities, she says, Stollak arranged a meeting between Nassar and her parents. Nassar denied the allegations and the parents forced Stephens to apologize. Stollak, who retired in 2010, has said he does not remember the Stephens case and he destroyed his patient records when he retired.

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Destiny Teachnor-Hauk, a MSU athletic trainer. Tiffany Thomas Lopez, a former MSU softball players who says she was molested by Nassar during treatments for sports injuries in 1999 and 2000, said she complained to Teachnor-Hauk that Nassar’s treatments seemed inappropriate.

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Lianna Hadden, a MSU athletic trainer. Lopez said she also complained to Hadden about Nassar’s treatments. Jennifer Rood Bedford, a former MSU volleyball player, says she told Hadden in 2003 that she was uncomfortable about Nassar’s treatments, although Bedford said she was not specific about her complaint.

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MSU colleagues initially defended Nassar, police investigation shows

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LARA does not comment on pending investigations, said LARA spokesman Pardeep Toor.

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The agency’s investigations are “strictly focused” on whether a license-holder has violated the Michigan public health code, he added.

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