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April 19, 2014

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Nevada Supreme Court refuses to hear appeal of Las Vegas doctor whose license was revoked

The Nevada Supreme Court upheld on May 28 a District Court decision to deny a request for judicial review on a state Board of Medical Examiners decision to revoke of a Las Vegas physician's license.

Dr. Mohammad H. Fani-Salek asked the Eighth Judicial District Court in Clark County to overturn the medical examiners board action to revoke his license on March 17, 2006. The District Court denied Fani-Salek's request and the doctor appealed that decision to the state Supreme Court.

At the time of the medical examiners board action, Fani-Salek was also ordered to pay a $5,000 fine for falsely representing that he had graduated from a medical school in Iran. Fani-Salek had voluntarily ceased his practice in Las Vegas. And he was ordered to pay $10,886 in costs incurred by the board for its investigation.

Fani-Salek said he would produce proof of his graduation from Shahid Beheshti medical school in Tehran. Despite repeated chances to present the documents to the board, he never produced the proof.

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