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Agreement: Fired Iowa professor Juweid to no longer practice in Iowa

Former radiology professor says he's left the country

Former University of Iowa radiology professor Malik Juweid poses for a picture in his home in Coralville in January 2011. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)
Former University of Iowa radiology professor Malik Juweid poses for a picture in his home in Coralville in January 2011. (AP Photo/Ryan J. Foley)

Fired University of Iowa professor Malik Juweid has reached an agreement with the Iowa Board of Medicine to no longer practice in Iowa.

The agreement was approved by the Board of Medicine Friday, according to documents from the board.

The board in November 2011 found cause to issue an order for Juweid to undergo a comprehensive physical, neuropsychological, mental health, unprofessional conduct and/or disruptive behavior evaluation due to concerns that Juweid engaged in a pattern of unprofessional conduct and/or disruptive behavior.

Juweid filed an objection contesting the allegations in the confidential evaluation order, according to board documents.

In the agreement reached this month, Juweid requested the board stay enforcement of the confidential evaluation order if he agrees not to practice medicine under his Iowa medical license, which he has held since 2000 and expires July 1, 2013. Juweid informed the Iowa Board of Medicine that he has moved out of the country and does not intend to practice medicine under his Iowa medical license at this time, according to the document.

If Juweid violates or fails to comply with the terms, the board may initiate action to suspend or revoke his medical license or to impose other license discipline.

UI President Sally Mason in August fired Juweid, then a tenured radiology professor, after a UI judicial panel found he compromised patient confidentiality and acted inappropriately toward coworkers. Juweid, 51, had been on paid leave since Jan. 12, 2011, drawing a salary of $245,683 in Fiscal 2011. He came to the UI in 2000.

Juweid has a pending lawsuit against the UI and several officials, alleging discrimination.

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