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AAOS Now

Published 8/1/2012

Professional Compliance Actions

At its meeting on Feb. 6, 2012, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) considered the following compliance matters not related to the AAOS Standards of Professionalism and took the actions indicated.

Henry W. Albers, MD
Cincinnati, Ohio
Expelled

The AAOS Board of Directors voted to expel Dr. Albers based on the indefinite suspension of his medical license by the State Medical Board of Ohio, as well as Dr. Albers’ guilty plea to felony charges on Sept. 21, 2011.

Bernard Z. Albina, MD
Houston, Texas
Expelled

The AAOS Board of Directors voted to expel Dr. Albina based on the Texas Medical Board’s order suspending his medical license and prohibiting him from practicing medicine in the state. Dr. Albina currently does not possess a valid medical license.

Darrin F. Eakins, MD
Wilmington, N.C.
Expelled

The AAOS Board of Directors voted to expel Dr. Eakins because he does not presently possess an active medical license. On Nov. 3, 2010, Dr. Eakins voluntarily surrendered his medical license to the state of North Carolina.

Donald J. Kurth Jr, MD
Massapequa Park, N.Y.
Expelled

The AAOS Board of Directors voted to expel Dr. Kurth because he does not have an active medical license. Under a consent order issued by the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct, Dr. Kurth may not practice medicine until such time as a modification order is granted.

Dewey C. MacKay III, MD
Brigham City, Utah
Expelled

The AAOS Board of Directors voted to expel Dr. MacKay because he does not presently possess an active medical license. On Jan. 27, 2012, Dr. MacKay voluntarily surrendered his Utah medical license to practice as a physician and surgeon and to administer and prescribe controlled substances.

For more information on the AAOS Professional Compliance Program, visit www.aaos.org/profcomp