NEWARK – Attorney General Christopher S. Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have announced that the license of a doctor practicing in Middlesex County has been temporarily suspended because the physician’s “inappropriate behaviors” presented a danger to colleagues, patients and coworkers.
At the conclusion of a hearing before the Board of Medical Examiners on November 8, 2017, Dr. Sharon C. Worosilo was ordered to immediately stop practicing medicine and to turn in her license, according to an Order of Temporary Suspension signed by Board President George J. Scott, D.O., D.P.M.
The Complaint, filed on November 3, 2017, alleges that Worosilo’s behavior suggests impairment that likely affects her “ability to practice medicine and surgery with reasonable skill and safety.”
Among other incidents, Worosilo allegedly attempted for more than 40 minutes to perform an epidural injection on a patient while repeatedly asking an X-ray technician what she should do next, according to the Complaint.
“Dr. Worosilo’s behavior was so troubling that we had to act quickly to safeguard patients and staff who interact with her,” said Attorney General Porrino. “The Board’s decision to suspend her license immediately was necessary to protect those who might have been harmed by her conduct.”
“The Board appropriately recognized that the nature of conduct alleged could have placed Dr. Worosilo’s patients at risk,” said Sharon M. Joyce, Acting Director of the Division of Consumer Affairs. “The Board’s swift action to remove her from practice was the right thing to do.”
The Board became aware of Worosilo’s behavior in late October 2017. A few days later, the Division of Law was notified of several calls to the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey (PAP) alleging that Worosilo was behaving erratically while practicing, according to the Complaint.
Worosilo may seek to have the terms of the suspension modified, but as a precondition to any such motion, she must fully participate with PAP, including submitting to evaluations for possible impairments and medical issues. She can petition the Board seeking a return to practice only after the required evaluations.
The investigation into this matter was conducted by the Enforcement Bureau of the Division of Consumer Affairs.
Deputy Attorney General Delia DeLisi represents the state in this matter.