Former Iowa doctor charged with misconduct by Iowa Board of Medicine

Posted on Mar 14, 2014

Former University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics pediatrician Firas A. Rabi faces several charges from the Iowa Board of Medicine, including sexual harassment, unprofessional conduct, and “practice that is considered harmful to the public.”  Firas was issued an Iowa medical license in 2005 and was employed at UIHC from 2006 to 2010.  He did not renew his Iowa medical license in 2012 and currently practices medicine in Indianapolis.    

According to the statement of charges the Board filed last Thursday, he “engaged in multiple unwanted sexual advances toward several female co-workers, engaged in sexual relations with female co-workers while they were intoxicated, engaged in unwanted and/or non-consensual sexual relations with a female co-worker…[,] provided prescribed medications to two female co-workers with whom he had engaged in sexual relations and wrote multiple prescriptions for himself and members of his immediate family between 2006 and 2009 without establishing an appropriate physician-patient relationship or maintaining appropriate medical records.”

Rabi can resolve the charges he faces via a settlement agreements, but a disciplinary hearing before the Iowa Board of Medicine will be held on May 15.

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