A Tampa Bay anesthesiologist convicted of possessing child pornography, Dr. James D. Murphy Jr., escaped a jail sentence. He hoped to keep his medical license and eventually return to practice.
Department of Health prosecutors were willing. But the Board of Medicine was most emphatically not.
On Friday, when Murphy’s case came before the board at its meeting in Tampa, members said there is no way they would let him return to practice.
“I would be horrified if my 19-year-old daughter went under anesthesia with (Murphy),” said Dr. Onelia Lage of Miami.