CLINTON — A cardiologist who formerly practiced in Clinton has had his license indefinitely suspended by the Iowa Board of Medicine in Des Moines.
Dr. Amjad Butt, 58, practiced internal medicine and cardiology in Clinton, and currently practices in Selma, Ala.
In 2011, the board concluded the doctor “engaged in a pattern of unprofessional conduct,” and he was placed on probation for five years and fined $5,000. He did not pay that original $5,000 in a timely manner, and he failed to complete other aspects of the original order.
That led to new charges being filed. Butt’s Iowa medical license was suspended Jan. 31, he was fined an additional $5,000 and told to comply with additional directives, including completion of an approved professional boundaries program.
He can’t seek reinstatement of his Iowa license until he complies with the order.
The disciplinary actions will be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank, an electronic repository that tracks adverse license actions. Alabama authorities may check the database to learn of Iowa’s actions in the case, said Mark Bowden, executive director of the state’s board.
“He has been notified,” Bowden added.
In 2008, Butt was fired from his job in Clinton, his license lapsed and he faced Iowa Board of Medicine charges of sexual harassment to co-workers and patients.
Bowden reported that eight doctor’s licenses were suspended in 2012. Three of them were, like Butt, suspended because the physician was charged with violating the board’s order.