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'Octomom' Nadya Suleman poses for photographers in front of her home in La Habra, California on May 19, 2010.
The Beverly Hills fertility doctor who helped octuplet mother Nadya Suleman conceive her children faced allegations of negligence at a state medical board hearing Monday. He could lose his license.
In opening statements, Deputy Attorney General Judith Alvarado accused Dr. Michael Kamrava of deliberately ignoring standard medical practices by transferring an excessive number of embryos to his patients.
She said he implanted the woman known as Octomom with 12 embryos during her last pregnancy. That’s twice as many as Nadya Suleman had claimed.
Kamrava used in vitro fertilization to help Suleman conceive her octuplets and six other children. The eight babies arrived nine weeks premature last year.
Fertility specialists have criticized the doctor’s practices as dangerous. The prestigious American Society for Reproductive Medicine kicked him out.
Now he faces losing his license or having it suspended by the medical board. Kamrava’s lawyer described his client as a respected physician and surgeon who is concerned with his patients – and is still friendly with Suleman.