Efe Ovueni: Nigerian doctor for Canada suspended because I gave him a hug and a kiss to a colleague
A Nigerian doctor who lives for Canada has not been suspended for his workplace because he said a hug and a kiss to a colleague without his consent.
Calgary GP Dr. Efe Ovueni was disciplined for unprofessional conduct and suspended for three months.
The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Alberta (CSPA) Tribunal announced the stay of the case on Thursday, February 3. They concluded the hearing of the case for December 2021.
They also fine the doctor $3,000 and are responsible for the full cost of the investigation and hearing.
Sanctions from the Oda include saying that we must complete and pass the Personalized Training Center for Physicians course unconditionally.
In addition to the fine and suspension that begin immediately, Ovueni is banned from medical practice for 90 days.
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Dr. Ovueni admitted to engaging in unprofessional conduct during the court hearing and the court accepted the penalties.
The court order says “Dr. Ovueni will receive a reprimand. Dr. Ovueni’s license to practice is suspended for three months, with two weeks served and two and a half months suspended. [State of suspension] on the condition of saying that no other border problem comes before di CSPA”.
The court goes on to join saying that the actions do not meet the criteria for sexual misconduct under the Health Professions Act since the victim is a member of staff and should not be a patient.
“Rather, this is not a case of a violation of boundaries between a doctor and a colleague who demonstrates unprofessional conduct that is not acceptable,” the court report adds.
Who is Dr. Efe Michael Ovueni
Dr. Michael Ovueni is a family physician with a special interest in general surgery. I obtained my medical degree from the University of Benin (Nigeria) in 2002. I am also completing a postgraduate fellowship in general pediatric surgery from the West African College of Surgeons (WACS) for 2011.
After moving to Canada for 2011, I completed training and assessments for Saskatchewan where I practiced as a general surgeon in Estevan, Saskatchewan, for over 6 years.
E obtain a license from the Medical Council of Canada and a certificate from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
My clinical experience includes general medicine, minor surgery and emergency medicine.
Academically, he was an assistant professor at the University of Saskatchewan until he moved to Calgary for 2019.
Dr. Ovueni is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. E also served briefly as a board member of the Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA).
I am married with children.