Disciplinary Action against Bozena Rozum-Slota, M.D.

Stephen Barrett, M.D.
October 17, 2003

The New York State Board for Professional Conduct (OPMC) has censured and reprimanded Bozena Rozum-Slota, M.D., for professional misconduct [1]. On October 10, 2003, Rozum-Slota, of Syracuse, New York, signed a consent agreement [2] under which she agreed to be disciplined for “failing to main adequate records” in connection with the management of five patients:

  • A 9-year old boy with a diagnosis of autism and chromic diarrhea whom she treated with secretin
  • A 27-year-old man who was [inappropriately] diagnosed with “lead toxicity,” “GI candidiasis,” and “amino acid deficiency” and treated with chelation therapy.
  • A 61-year-old man whom she diagnosed with peripheral artery disease and treated with chelation therapy and intravenous hydrogen peroxide.
  • A 70-year-old woman with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease whom she treated with intravenous glutathione
  • An 89-year-old woman who received chelation therapy for at least 12-18 months

As part of the consent agreement, the Board agreed to drop charges of “gross negligence,” “gross incompetence,” “negligence on more than one occasion.” The agreement also states that in order to continue practicing outside of her specialty of pathology, she must (a) undergo a clinical competency assessment, (b) take certain approved continuing education courses, (c) and have her practice monitored for three years by an appropriate board-certified specialist approved by the Director of OPMC.

Rozum-Slota graduated from medical school in Lublin, Poland in 1978 and competed a pathology residency in the United States. She is board-certified as a pathologist, but engaged in “general practice.” [3] She saw the above-mentioned patients at her office at the Alternative Healing Center in Syracuse, New York, but she is not listed on the center’s Web site and apparently no longer works there.

  1. In the matter of Bozena Rozum-Slota, M.D. Consent order No. 03-270, Oct 9, 2003.
  2. In the matter of Bozena Rozum-Slota, M.D. Consent agreement and order, Sept 17, 2003.
  3. AMA Physician Select, accessed Oct 17, 2003. (She is listed as “Bozena R Slota, MD)

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This article was posted on October 17, 2003.