Ohio doctor fired for anti semitism

Mar 2012
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A prominent hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, fired a first-year resident after discovering anti-Semitic comments in her social media posts.

Lara Kollab worked as a first-year resident at the Cleveland Clinic from July to September 2018. She has since deleted all of her social media, but screenshots of her posts — dating back to 2011 — have been documented by the Canary Mission, a site dedicated to exposing anti-Semitism in an effort to combat its rise on college campuses.

According to the Canary Mission, Kollab's posts called for violence against Jews, defended Hamas, trivialized the Holocaust and repeatedly compared Israel to Nazi Germany. The group saved dozens of similar posts from 2011-2017. In one now-deleted tweet from 2012, Kollab said, "ill purposely give all the yahood the wrong meds..." Yahood is an Arabic term for Jewish people. Other tweets made reference to "Jewish dogs" and said in Arabic, "Allah will take the Jews."

The Cleveland Clinic confirmed that Kollab's departure was related to her social media activity. It also emphasized that she was under constant supervision during her residency, an apparent response to her tweet about giving Jewish people incorrect medication. "For first-year residents, multiple safeguards and direct supervision are required for patient care and prescribing medicine," the hospital said. "In addition, there have been no reports of any patient harm related to her work during the time she was here."

Ohio doctor fired for anti-Semitic tweets, including threats to give Jews "the wrong meds" - CBS News
 
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How can you be smart enough to be a doctor and then do something this stupid?
I often wonder that too. But I guess at the same time its good she is that dumb. Imagine the chaos she could have caused had she been quiet. What does get me though is somehow we find out about these tweets and fire them but the kid who rants and raves all over social media about shooting up someplace is deemed "fine." WTH?
 

Blueneck

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I often wonder that too. But I guess at the same time its good she is that dumb. Imagine the chaos she could have caused had she been quiet. What does get me though is somehow we find out about these tweets and fire them but the kid who rants and raves all over social media about shooting up someplace is deemed "fine." WTH?
Good points. I don't know what to tell you, maybe it's just that doctors take the oath "to do no harm" and here's someone talking about doing just that. Compare that to a teenage boy who everyone expects to be hyperbolic and often sounds like other kids his age talking about video games.

I don't know if this woman would have carried out her threats, just offering substandard care is enough to cause a lot damage. Makes you wonder what other prejudices doctors hold that we're unaware of.

Kind of makes the whole "team" systems hospitals use with the hospitalists seem like a better idea than having a patient under the care of just one. When my sister was so sick in 2016 she had so many doctors I couldn't keep track of them all & I kept telling them they needed to wear pins depicting what organ they specialized in. I'm like "you're the liver guy? Do you know when the pancreas guy is going to be in?" One thing I learned through all that was how important the social workers are. They know everything, they can get ahold of everyone and they speak English. Doctors and even charge nurses either don't know much or are hesitant to say which is frustrating as hell.

Anyway, kind of off topic I guess.
 
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Good points. I don't know what to tell you, maybe it's just that doctors take the oath "to do no harm" and here's someone talking about doing just that. Compare that to a teenage boy who everyone expects to be hyperbolic and often sounds like other kids his age talking about video games.

I don't know if this woman would have carried out her threats, just offering substandard care is enough to cause a lot damage. Makes you wonder what other prejudices doctors hold that we're unaware of.

Kind of makes the whole "team" systems hospitals use with the hospitalists seem like a better idea than having a patient under the care of just one. When my sister was so sick in 2016 she had so many doctors I couldn't keep track of them all & I kept telling them they needed to wear pins depicting what organ they specialized in. I'm like "you're the liver guy? Do you know when the pancreas guy is going to be in?" One thing I learned through all that was how important the social workers are. They know everything, they can get ahold of everyone and they speak English. Doctors and even charge nurses either don't know much or are hesitant to say which is frustrating as hell.

Anyway, kind of off topic I guess.
The whole team approach I agree with. But its also super expensive and makes our healthcare costs rise. Years ago I had an accident and had surgery in Canada, there was one doctor. Down here I would have had an Orthopedic surgeon and a team. But thats how costs are kept down. My nurse even laughed and said "doctors learn how to fix bones in med school." I guess they figure unless its something unusual why does one need a specialist? I guess thats why some other countries use general practitioners and family practice type doctors whereas down here its almost always internal medicine which basically means specialists all under one roof and they can charge more.
 

Blueneck

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The whole team approach I agree with. But its also super expensive and makes our healthcare costs rise. Years ago I had an accident and had surgery in Canada, there was one doctor. Down here I would have had an Orthopedic surgeon and a team. But thats how costs are kept down. My nurse even laughed and said "doctors learn how to fix bones in med school." I guess they figure unless its something unusual why does one need a specialist? I guess thats why some other countries use general practitioners and family practice type doctors whereas down here its almost always internal medicine which basically means specialists all under one roof and they can charge more.
I think it makes better use of resources if one specialist sees "X" amount of patients and speeds up the decision making process.
 

HCProf

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Evil is not always smart or cunning.
The Cleveland Clinic takes care of a lot of Jewish patients. The also have quite a few Jewish donors. This is highly embarrassing to them. She might end up practicing in Palestine...she will be blackballed in Cleveland. As disgusting as this is, it is better for her to be exposed now...until she actually does something worse. She was only there 2 months. I find comments like this from a doctor appalling.
 

Tedminator

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A prominent hospital in Cleveland, Ohio, fired a first-year resident after discovering anti-Semitic comments in her social media posts.

Lara Kollab worked as a first-year resident at the Cleveland Clinic from July to September 2018. She has since deleted all of her social media, but screenshots of her posts — dating back to 2011 — have been documented by the Canary Mission, a site dedicated to exposing anti-Semitism in an effort to combat its rise on college campuses.

According to the Canary Mission, Kollab's posts called for violence against Jews, defended Hamas, trivialized the Holocaust and repeatedly compared Israel to Nazi Germany. The group saved dozens of similar posts from 2011-2017. In one now-deleted tweet from 2012, Kollab said, "ill purposely give all the yahood the wrong meds..." Yahood is an Arabic term for Jewish people. Other tweets made reference to "Jewish dogs" and said in Arabic, "Allah will take the Jews."

The Cleveland Clinic confirmed that Kollab's departure was related to her social media activity. It also emphasized that she was under constant supervision during her residency, an apparent response to her tweet about giving Jewish people incorrect medication. "For first-year residents, multiple safeguards and direct supervision are required for patient care and prescribing medicine," the hospital said. "In addition, there have been no reports of any patient harm related to her work during the time she was here."

Ohio doctor fired for anti-Semitic tweets, including threats to give Jews "the wrong meds" - CBS News

Dumbass.
 
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Ian Jeffrey

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The Cleveland Clinic takes care of a lot of Jewish patients. The also have quite a few Jewish donors. This is highly embarrassing to them. She might end up practicing in Palestine...she will be blackballed in Cleveland. As disgusting as this is, it is better for her to be exposed now...until she actually does something worse. She was only there 2 months. I find comments like this from a doctor appalling.
She should be more than "blackballed." She should be denied a medical license anywhere.
 

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