John Bell-Thomson MD Medical Board Sanctions

License Number


Medical Board Action

License suspension for five years, last three years stayed with probation for five years commencing after the period of actual suspension and upon the condition that the physician submits to psychiatric evaluation and treatment.The physician's period of suspension ended August 20, 2000.The physician's period of probation ended August 19, 2003.

Medical Board Misconduct Description

The Review Board sustained the Hearing Committee's August 20, 1998 determination finding the physician guilty of gross negligence; negligence on more than one occasion; practicing the profession fraudulently and engaging in conduct which evidences moral unfitness. The Review Board dismissed one charge of negligence and modified the Hearing Committee's penalty of suspension five years, last four years stayed with probation for five years on the condition that the physician provide evidence of his fitness to practice medicine.


Department of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street

Buffalo, New York 14215

Effective Date: 12/02/1998