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Dallas Cardiologist’s Certifications Threatened over Views on COVID Vaccine 

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Dr. Peter McCullough | Image by The Epoch Times

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Dr. Peter McCullough, a Dallas-based cardiologist with over 1,000 publications and more than 600 citations in the National Library of Medicine, is facing the possibility of his certifications being revoked. 

McCullough was informed in a recent letter from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) that it recommends revoking his internal medicine and cardiovascular disease certifications.

The October 18 letter stated that the board’s recommendation is based upon McCullough’s “public statements … about the purported dangers of, or lack of justification for, the COVID-19 vaccines.”

McCullough was among the first to publish an early outpatient treatment protocol for COVID-19 and raise concerns about the safety and efficacy of the emergency-authorized vaccines. 

The ABIM cited testimony McCullough gave before the Texas Senate Committee on Health and Human Services in March 2021.

McCullough told the committee that there is “no scientific rationale” for healthy people under 50 to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

The board said McCullough’s claim about the low mortality risk of COVID-19 for those under 50 was false, citing CDC statistics that more than 71,000 Americans under 50 died of the disease.

They also stated that his assertion that tens of thousands have died from COVID-19 vaccines was not supported by “data or any other reliable source.”

“For these reasons, the [Credentials and Certification Committee] found that you have provided false or inaccurate medical information to the public,” the board wrote in the letter, adding that McCullough’s statements questioning the vaccine “pose serious concerns for patient safety.”

The ABIM’s Credentials and Certification Committee (CCC) notified McCullough that the revocation of his certifications was being considered in May before the group met in July to consider the matter.

In June, McCullough sent a letter asking for the matter to be dismissed or for the right to be present and participate or have legal counsel present. He was not granted that right.

McCullough, who is also facing a lawsuit for using his former Baylor Scott & White Health affiliation while conducting media appearances to share his views on COVID-19 vaccines, claims the potential revocation of his certifications is an effort to silence him. 

“There is no dispute that my clinical care in internal medicine and cardiovascular diseases is top-notch and I am a leading academic physician in both fields,” McCullough told MedPage Today. “I am concerned that the ABIM is attempting medical censorship of my cited statements made in Senate testimony and national TV interviews and using intimidation tactics including threatening unprecedented reprisal.”

Revoking a physician’s certifications can take months, and a physician can remain certified while the process plays out, according to ABIM’s disciplinary sanctions policy.

Before any revocations can be made final, the CCC must notify a physician of its recommended disciplinary sanctions against them in writing and allow them time to file an appeal.

McCullough has the right to appeal the revocation of his credentials by November 18, or the ABIM’s recommendation becomes final. McCullough told The Epoch Times that he would appeal.

The appeal will be held by a panel appointed by ABIM that will consist of “three independent physicians designated by the Board of Directors, at least one of which is a member of the Board.”

The panel could accept the recommendation, rescind it, or impose a different punishment.

At the appeal, McCullough may be represented by counsel, and he will be allowed to call witnesses to testify in his favor, per the board’s policy. 

ABIM’s website still lists McCullough as certified in both of his specialties.

News of the recommended sanction against McCullough has spread to social media. On Twitter, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) shared the recommended disciplinary action against the doctor with his nearly 400,000 followers.

“Hearing Dr. Peter McCullough has been stripped of his medical certifications. On what basis did this occur? He has dedicated his life to saving others. This is outrageous and must be reversed,” Johnson wrote in his tweet.

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Jill
Jill
23 days ago

Just because someone is an expert of a particular body part doesn’t make him a good doctor, albeit in his case, two body parts. He’s a bad doctor spreading lies and misinformation that are health endangering.

Richard
Richard
Reply to  Jill
23 days ago

How so Jill?

Robert
Robert
Reply to  Jill
23 days ago

You obviously have been listening to mainstream media, who want to smear him for big Pharma profits…

Mary
Mary
Reply to  Robert
22 days ago

I totally agree.

John E Duane
John E Duane
Reply to  Jill
23 days ago

And you know this, how? There hasn’t been a single scientific study to back up anything about the Covid 19 pandemic and when this very well respected doctor sues, maybe we’ll finally get to see the proof that this was the biggest hoax in history.

Dallas
Dallas
Reply to  Jill
23 days ago

You are allowed your opinion but before calling someone a liar and bad doctor maybe you should do some research. Look at studies coming from other countries that big pharma doesn’t control. Or just look at the latest numbers in men 18-35 cardiac related death has increased by 50% since COVID and their “vaccine” which had limited testing and absolutely no idea of possible long term affects.

junkdrawer
junkdrawer
Reply to  Jill
23 days ago

Jill healthy debate on the subject is good. We know the Vax caused heart inflammation in young males. This was waived off as rare and unlikely. Was it or was it political. Keep in mind despite what everyone thinks the CDC is influenced by politics.

I’ll leave you with this, Florida Department of Health study showing an 84 percent increase in cardiac related deaths among men aged 18 to 39 years old within 28 days of becoming vaccinated through mRNA. This is an alarming percentage and the news was buried, no major news agencies picked this up which is another concern and seperate discussion.

K Pope
K Pope
23 days ago

I wholeheartedly agree with the Doctor!
The panic was set up and orchestrated by Freaking Fauci even though he knew it was a bad “vaccine”. He and the media are complicit in their lies and misinformation.
That shot is DANGEROUS. I have a friend right now dealing with a blood born disease caused by having to take that crap. It causes blood clots and loads of damage because it changes your GOD given RNA into a warped piece of junk! Satan is a liar and the Father of Liars of whom Fauci is numero uno in my book!
The ADA is just as bad and cares more about protecting their pharmaceutical interests and kickbacks than peoples lives.
A good Doctor that actually researches knows this and stuff and he either stands up and protests or he cowtows to the status quo.
GO DR McCullough!!! May God protect you and keep you!

Rachelle
Rachelle
Reply to  K Pope
23 days ago

If those that got the Covid shot really had a good doctor they would’ve advised them against it. There was not enough research done, and you can’t just put whatever in your body because the so called professionals told you to. I have so many family members that regret getting the jab.

Donald
Donald
23 days ago

Dr. McCullough is a HERO!

Patrick
Patrick
23 days ago

Big bully’s trying to censor anyone that doesn’t agree with their money making narrative.

JNW
JNW
22 days ago

Science always questions everything just like it should. That is how it works. Just because a government agency says it is factual with no research and testing to prove it is just another example of do as I say because we elitist know what is best for everyone and we determine truth. This type of punishment was common in earlier century’s but I thought we had moved beyond that. It this a new form of retrograde science? Is prison or exile the next step?

Mary
Mary
22 days ago

Wow! This is America with free speech. He worked hard for both certifications and IS a leading physician! Only malpractice that is proven should lead to certifications being taken. We must be more of a socialist country ( with our great president) than I realized. Sass.

Ann Johnson
Ann Johnson
21 days ago

I stand with the doctor, he has a right to challenge what he feels is wrong, freedom of speech. It is unfair for an accreditation board to do censorship of his beliefs which do not affect how he practices medicine. This a Big Pharma issue. I suggest he file a UCC lien againt this board, and list the board as his debtors. Things will quiet down.

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Nicci Bailey
Nicci Bailey
20 days ago

I absolutely agree!!! It will take years for this experimental drug, that was forced on so many, to begin to show the real side effects. God knows what this will do to the younger population, and the babies, in the future. And then what??? There is no going back.
The argument was for HEALTHY people not to take it-that was the difference. I’m a nurse. I did not take it. I had no reason to. I got COVID and got thru it just like any other cold/flu. Now, I have natural immunity.
And the ABIM cites the CDC as a reference? Really? They got it wrong on so many mandates. Like Fauci, they blew with the wind. No thanks.
I would trust this educated man who takes the time to do the research any day. Censorship, whether on Twitter, Facebook or by the ABIM is still censorship and not what our country is about….or at least it didn’t used to be.
I hope he wins his case and then turns around and sues the crap out of them!!!