Published 3/1/2020

AAOS Board Takes Professional Compliance Actions

At its meeting on Dec. 6, 2019, 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.

Thomas R. Dempsey, MD
Mobile, Ala.

In July 2018, Dr. Dempsey voluntarily surrendered his medical license and Alabama Controlled Substances Certificate while under investigation for prescribing controlled substances for no legitimate medical purpose. In September 2019, Dr. Dempsey entered a guilty plea in federal court to Count 1 for unlawful prescribing of hydrocodone.

The AAOS Board of Directors voted to expel Dr. Dempsey.

Louis Quartararo, MD
Paramus, N.J.
AAOS Fellowship Suspended

In March 2019, the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners and Dr. Quartararo entered into an Interim Consent Order of Voluntary Surrender effective April 5, 2019, pending completion of an investigation. The action stemmed from allegations of inappropriate sexual contact with two patients. The order and suspension remain in effect until modification by the Board of Medical Examiners.

The AAOS Board of Directors voted to suspend Dr. Quartararo’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 www.aaos.org/profcomp.