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North Jersey Cardiologist's License Permanently Revoked Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners has permanently revoked the medical license of cardiologist John Strobeck following his alleged sexual misconduct with six female patients, announced Attorney General Matthew J. Platkin and the Division of Consumer Affairs today.

FAIR LAWN/HAWTHORNE, N.J. – John Strobeck, who had medical practices in Fair Lawn and Hawthorne, has not practiced since 2015 due to a temporary suspension pending criminal charges in Passaic County. These charges, linked to allegations made between 2008 and 2014, accused Strobeck of inappropriate touching during medical examinations. The criminal case concluded in January 2024 with Strobeck entering a pretrial intervention program.

Doctors who sexually exploit patients behind the closed door of an exam room are a danger to the public and a disgrace to their profession,” said Attorney General Platkin.We will continue to investigate and root out sexual misconduct by medical practitioners to protect patients and maintain the integrity of New Jersey’s healthcare profession.”

The allegations described Strobeck's actions as gross malpractice and professional misconduct. He reportedly groped the breasts and genitalia of patients, aged between 51 and 80, without medical necessity, purportedly for his sexual gratification. Following a grand jury indictment in 2015, Strobeck's license was suspended, leading up to the recent resolution.

Trust is the cornerstone of the doctor-patient relationship, and patients suffer immeasurable harm when doctors abuse that trust for their own sexual gratification,” said Cari Fais, Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs.The alleged conduct of this physician is so egregious, only the permanent revocation of his license could adequately protect the public from the risks posed by his return to practice.”

With the revocation effective as of April 8, 2024, Strobeck is banned from practicing medicine in New Jersey and is barred from any future applications for a medical license in the state. The order also restricts him from earning or sharing fees for any medical services and mandates him to divest any financial interests in activities related to the practice of medicine in New Jersey. Furthermore, Strobeck is forbidden from playing any managerial or supervisory role in medical practices within the state.

This action is part of broader efforts to ensure patient safety and maintain professional integrity within the healthcare system. The Division of Consumer Affairs remains available to assist anyone who believes they have been inappropriately treated by a healthcare professional. Complaints can be filed online through their website or by contacting their office directly.

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