Alliance for Patient Safety

                            All that is necessary for the triumph of evil...
                                                                ... is for good men to do nothing.

                                                                                                   Edmund Burke

" Peer Review Victim of Murphy's Law "

Testimony of Gil N. Mileikowsky, M.D.

California Senate
Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee

" Is Physician Peer Review a Broken System ? "

State Capitol Room # 4203 - Sacramento, CA
Public Hearing - March 9, 2009

Appendix to Testimony

  1. "Pursuing a Cause with Passion"
    Los Angeles County Medical Association Member Gil Mileikowsky, MD strives to save patients' lives and physicians' careers
    by Russell A. Jackson, published in Southern California Physician - March 2008
    Download PDF File

  2. "Gil Mileikowky, M.D.: One of 20 People Who Make Healthcare Better"
    HealthLeaders Media - December 2008 Read More

    Website of Dr. Mileikowsky's Obstetrics & Gynecology, Infertility, In-Vitro Fertilization Reproductive Endocrinology & Laser Surgery Practice, includes Curriculum Vitae.
    Visit Website

  4. "Due Process - First things first in peer review"
    AM News Editorial - 6/18/2001
    Download in PDF Format

  5. "Suspended California Physician's Hearing Put on Hold
    Some say peer review is jeopardized
    after a hospital revokes a doctor's privileges and keeps delaying an inquiry on the charges."
    by Tanya Albert, AM News - 06/18/2001
    Download in PDF Format

  6. Letter from Dr. Mileikowsky to Beverly Parks of the Institute for Medical Quality dated 6/14/2000 detailing medical errors and lack of oversight at ETRMC
    (Encino-Tarzana Regional Medical Center)
    Download PDF File

  7. California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles, Document Designating Dr. Mileikowsky as an Expert Witness against ETRMC on June 19, 2000 Three days later ETRMC informs Dr. Mileikowsky (see above letter) that he has engaged in"threatening, disruptive, dangerous and unacceptable behavior" and requiring him to be monitored by security personnel while on the hospital premises.
    Download PDF File

  8. Letter to Dr. Mileikowsky from ETRMC's CEO Dale Surowitz - informing Dr. Mileikowsky that he must be accompanied by security personnel whenever on the hospital premises - June 23, 2000 (note: Mark Kawa, Esq.- recommends this measure in his "Disruptive Physician" article)
    Download PDF File

  9. Declaration of Gil N. Mileikowsky, M.D. filed 6/28/2000
    in the case of Mrs. and Mr. Head v. ETRMC, Dr. Vermech and Dr. Ben Ozer. Case of battery as both fallopian tubes were removed without patient's consent and three frozen embryos were lost.
    Download PDF File

  10. Second Letter from Dr. Mileikowsky to Beverly Parks of the Institute for Medical Quality dated 7/29/2000 detailing lack of investigation into medical errors at ETRMC
    Download PDF File

  11. "Rape of the Medical Peer Review Process by Tenet Healthsystem."
    Gil Mileikowsky, M.D. - 3/21/2002
    Download Letter in PDF Format

  12. How to Get Rid of a "Disruptive" Physician
    Read More

  13. "How to Protect Physician Whistleblower - Patient Advocates -
    from Retaliation to Benefit Patients"

    a legal analysis regarding Summary Suspension, Retaliation, Peer Review and Remedies by Dr. Gil Mileikowsky, MD and Bartholomew Lee, Attorney at Law.
    October 30, 2007 - posted on the AHLA - MSCPR website
    Read Full Article (PDF format)
    Read 5-page Summary

  14. In search of the “Black Box” for a reliable and cost-effective quality control of the delivery of medical care - 2/2006 by Gil N. Mileikowsky, M.D.  read article

  15. "To Err is Human, Repeating the Same Error Can Be Fatal"
    Powerpoint Presentation - 2009 ACLM Meeting
    view presentation

  16. "Physicians Policing Physicians:
    The Development of Medical Staff Peer Review Law at California Hospitals"
    Philip L. Merkel - Winter 2004 - University of San Francisco Law Review
    Read Article

  17. "The Fox Guarding the Henhouse:
    How the health care quality improvement act of 1986 and state peer review
    protection statutes have helped protect bad faith peer review in the medical
    community" by Yann H.H. van Geertruyden
    Journal of Contemporary Health Law & Policy - Winter 2001
    Read Article

  18. "Juxtaposing Sarbanes-Oxley With JCAHO Governance Standards:
    A Shortcut to Auditable Health Compliance?"
    by Michael J. Myers, South Dakota Law Review - 2006
    Read Article

  19. "The Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986
    and Physician Peer Reviews: Success or Failure?"
    by Bryan G. Hall - University of South Dakota - 2003
    Read Article

  20. "Peer Review: Current Law and Policy Problems"
    by David A. Hyman, J.D., HealthSpan - July/August 1991
    Read Article