Lara Kollab : After threatening to give Jews “wrong medications,” an Ohio woman loses her medical licence, among other anti-Semitic posts.
The State Medical Board of Ohio has permanently revoked a woman’s medical certificate after she made anti-Semitic remarks on social media, including one post in which she said she’d purposefully give Jewish people the wrong medication.
On July 22, Lara Kollab gave up her licence to practise osteopathic medicine and surgery in Ohio.
On August 12, the Ohio State Medicine Board decided to “permanently revoke” that certificate.
After a year-long investigation, it was discovered that she had broken rules of conduct by failing to demonstrate good moral character and “making a false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading statement in relation to the practise of medicine.”
“In documents related to Kollab’s case, the board stated.
Kollab was compelled to resign from her job as a supervised first-year resident at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, after only three months on the job.
Kollab was accepted into a residency training programme at Kern Medical Center in Bakersfield, Calif., after losing her position at the Cleveland Clinic.
Kollab’s offer was later retracted after the centre discovered she lied during her application process, stating she resigned from the Cleveland Clinic due to a family death, not in lieu of termination due to her discriminatory social media statement.
Canary Mission, an anti-hate monitor that exposes anti-Semitism, documented past tweets and social media posts from August 2011 to September 2013.
“On January 2, 2012, Kollab tweeted, “Hahha ewww.. I’ll purposefully give all the yahood [Jews] the wrong medications.”
It was this post that would lose her her residency at Cleveland Clinic seven years later.
On August 20, 2011, another translated tweet stated, “Allah will take the Jews.”
“I stumbled found this while studying for my medical micro final. Clearly, I pay attention in class and take important notes,” a social network post from May 4, 2013 stated.
“Israel supporters should have their immune cells destroyed so they may experience what it’s like to be unable to protect yourself against foreign invaders.”
Kollab sent many further tweets and social media posts while an undergraduate at John Carroll University, a Jesuit Catholic university in Cleveland, Ohio, and after she graduated, comparing Israel to Nazi Germany and expressing her lack of sympathy for the Holocaust.
She earned her D.O. (Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine) from Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Jewish college in New York City that prides itself on being “rooted in Jewish heritage, built on Jewish ideals.”