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Published 11/1/2017

AAOS Board Takes Professional Compliance Actions

At its meeting on Sept. 16, 2017, the Board of Directors of the American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) considered the following licensure compliance matters not related to the AAOS Standards of Professionalism and took the actions indicated.

Donald Ozumba, MD
McKinney, Texas
AAOS Fellowship Suspended
In July 2017, the Texas Medical Board entered an order of temporary suspension, with notice, of Dr. Ozumba's license to practice medicine after determining his continued practice posed a threat to public welfare. The action stemmed from Dr. Ozumba's indictment on several counts of sexual assault. The Texas Medical Board's temporary suspension remains in effect until it is superseded by a subsequent board order.

The AAOS Board of Directors voted to suspend Dr. Ozumba's Fellowship in AAOS until he holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine.

John D. Warbritton, MD
Walnut Creek, Calif.
AAOS Fellowship Suspended
In April 2017, the Medical Board of California entered an order in which Dr. Warbritton voluntarily agreed to surrender his license to practice medicine. The action stemmed from an accusation filed by the Medical Board that reported two patient complaints of sexual misconduct. Dr. Warbritton was also indicted in federal court and a no practice order was entered during the pendency of the criminal proceeding.

The AAOS Board of Directors voted to suspend Dr. Warbritton's Fellowship in AAOS until he holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine.

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