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Doctor Receives Reprimand From State for Removing Wrong Man’s Kidney

The state Board of Registration in Medicine issued its reprimand to Dr. Ankur Parikh after he admitted to the 2016 error

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A Massachusetts doctor who removed a kidney from the wrong patient has received a reprimand from the state.

At a meeting in December, the state Board of Registration in Medicine issued its reprimand to Dr. Ankur Parikh after he admitted to the error.

The board says in 2016 the urologist removed a healthy kidney from 65-year-old Albert Hubbard Jr. after mistakenly reading the CT scan of another man with the same name.

The state cataloged three mistakes on Parikh's part it said fell below the standard of care, including electing to remove the kidney despite observing it wasn't heavy with tumors.

According to the board, Parikh was first licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts in 2012. He currently works in a group medical practice in Worcester.

Parikh did not return a message left at his Worcester office Wednesday.

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