Dr. Najam Azmat, the state-hopping vascular surgeon and pain doctor who was jailed without bail in Georgia earlier this year, has had his license to practice medicine suspended in the state.
Modern Healthcare featured his story in a March 16 article detailing how the doctor—nicknamed “Dr. Hazmat” in his federal indictment—was allowed to work as a physician in clinics that dispensed large amounts of addictive pain drugs to out-of-state clients after his earlier career as a hospital surgeon foundered.
On March 21, the Georgia Composite Medical Board suspended Azmat's license to practice medicine in the state. The order cites a Feb. 16, 2012 decision by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to suspend Azmat in that state after a consultant concluded his pain-clinic work made him “an imminent danger” to Kentuckians. Azmat's medical license was also suspended in Indiana in March 2012.