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New York State
Workers' Compensation Board
OFFICE OF THE CHAIR
328 State Street  Schenectady, New York 12305
Governor David A. Paterson


Subject No. 046-415

Actions Against Doctors Precluding Them From The Practice of Medicine
or Limiting Their Licenses to Practice Medicine

Date: April 2, 2010

BENJAMIN EUN LEE, M.D. (Authorization No. 130038-3W)

Please be advised that, effective February 17, 2010, the New York State Department of Health, Board for Professional Medical Conduct, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 10-22), has precluded, pursuant to N.Y. Public Health Law § 230-a, Benjamin Eun Lee, M.D., from all patient contact and any practice of medicine, clinical or otherwise, in New York State. Further, the status of Dr. Lee's medical license was reported by the State Education Department as inactive, effective February 1, 2010. No current business address is available for Dr. Lee.

Dr. Lee is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Lee for treatment rendered prior to February 1, 2010, are valid, but are invalid for any treatment rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Lee regarding treatment he rendered prior to February 1, 2010, should not be denied due to the limitation on his practice of medicine or the inactive status of his license to practice medicine.

DUK HEE LEE, M.D. (Authorization No. 147598-7W)

Please be advised that, effective March 23, 2010, the New York State Department of Health, Board for Professional Medical Conduct, by Consent Order (BPMC No. 10-39), has precluded, pursuant to N.Y. Public Health Law § 230-a, Duk Hee Lee, M.D., from all patient contact and any practice of medicine, clinical or otherwise, in New York State, and his license to practice medicine became inactive. No current business address is available for Dr. Lee.

Dr. Lee is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Lee for treatment rendered prior to March 23, 2010, are valid, but are invalid for any treatment rendered on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Lee regarding treatment he rendered prior to March 23, 2010, should not be denied due to the limitation on his practice of medicine or the inactive status of his license to practice medicine.

OVID O. NEULANDER, M.D. (Authorization No. 144705-1B)

Please be advised that, effective March 19, 2010, the New York State Department of Health, Board for Professional Medical Conduct, by Order of Limitation of Medical Practice, has limited Ovid O. Neulander, M.D.'s license to practice medicine to 1) performing specific procedures which are listed in the order; and 2) practicing medicine in a New York State Article 28 facility only. This order remains in effect pending the final disposition of the current investigation being conducted by the Office of Professional Medical Conduct. Dr. Neulander's business address is 5700 West Genesee Street, Suite 201N, Camillus, New York 13031.

Dr. Neulander is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to and conducting independent medical examinations of individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Neulander for treatment rendered or examinations conducted prior to March 19, 2010, are valid, but are invalid for any treatment rendered or examinations conducted on or after that date. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Neulander regarding treatment he rendered or examinations he conducted prior to March 19, 2010, should not be denied due to the limitations on his license to practice medicine.

DONALD OROFINO, M.D. (Authorization No. 099254-5W)

Please be advised that, effective March 12, 2010, the New York State Department of Health, Board for Professional Medical Conduct, issued an Interim Order of Conditions pursuant to N.Y. Public Health Law § 230, by which Donald Orofino, M.D., is precluded from all practice of medicine in New York State, which will take effect on April 26, 2010. Dr. Orofino's business address is 100 Manetto Hill Road, Suite 309, Plainview, New York 11803.

Dr. Orofino is prohibited from rendering medical or other treatment and care to individuals who have suffered work-related injuries or illnesses. Medical reports submitted by Dr. Orofino for treatment rendered prior to April 26, 2010, are valid, but are invalid for any treatment rendered on or after that date until further notice. Requests to cross-examine Dr. Orofino regarding treatment he rendered prior to April 26, 2010, should not be denied due to his indefinite preclusion from the practice of medicine.

Any questions regarding these matters should be referred to the Office of General Counsel at 518-486-9564.

 

Robert E. Beloten
Chair