Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Case of Saul J. Weinreb, MD

Case of Saul J. Weinreb, MD
(AKA: Saul Weinreb)

United States Army Reserves - Contingency Operating Base Speicher Tikrit, Iraq 
Obstetrician & Gynecologist  - Franklin Square Hospital, Rosedale, MD
Obstetrician & Gynecologist  - Susquehanna Ob-Gyn & Nurse, Bel Air, MD
Obstetrician & Gynecologist  - Franklin Square, Baltimore, MD
Obstetrician & Gynecologist  - Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Shomrei Emunah Congregation, Baltimore, MD
Former Board President - Ohr Chadash Academy, Baltimore, MD

If you or anyone you know were sexually victimized by Dr. Saul J. Weinreb and are looking for resources, please feel free to contact The Awareness Center and or your local rape crisis center.

Saul J. Weinreb, M.D. who was a highly regarded Obstetrician & Gynecologist, up until his medical license suspended for six months.  As of  November 13, 2013 his suspension was over and is now allowed to take on new clients.

The Maryland Board of Physicians suspended his license after they learned of three attempts by Dr. Weinreb of trying to seduce female patients into having sexual relations with him.  

Dr. Weinreb received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2000, and completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, MD in 2004.  He was the director of Minimally Invasive Gynecological Surgical Training at Franklin Square Hospital.  He originally received his medical license in the State of Maryland on February 13, 2004

There is a rumor going around that Dr. Saul Weinreb is hoping to relocate to Israel so that he can practice medicine there.  No more information about this is known at this time.

Please note there are several people with the name of Saul Weinreb.  The individual who lost his medical license was born on  January 19, 1969  Saul Weinreb is the son of former Orthodox Union Executive Vice President, Tzvi Hersh Weinreb.


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Table of Contents:

  1. Babyssentials - About Dr. Saul Weinreb (01/10/2010)
  2. Dr. Saul Weinreb on WJZ TV (02/108/2010)

  1. Weinreb Returns From Army Duty In Iraq (04/11/2011)
  2. November, 2011 - "Patient B" complained to the Hospital that Dr. Saul Weinreb was "hitting on her"

  1. May, 2012 - "Patient C" complained that she was being sexually harassed by Dr. Weinreb. 
  2. October 15, 2012 - The sexual harassment by Dr. Saul Weinreb began against "Patient A". 
  3. October 23, 2012 - "Patient A" filed a complaint with the Maryland State Licensing Board regarding sexual misconduct by Dr. Saul J. Weinreb.
  4. Board of Directors - Ohr Chadash Academy (12/31/2013)

  1. Baltimore Magazine (01/01/2013)
  2. Franklin Hospital - Saul J. Weinreb, MD  (01/01/2013)
  3. Twitter - AskMYOBGYN (03/02/2013)
  4. Medical License Suspended (04/09/2013)
  5. Newsletter: Maryland Board of Physicians (Summer/2013)
  6. ‘Immoral Conduct’ Costs Area Physician His License (09/14/2013)
  7. Letter to the Editor - Shame On JT  (09/25/2013)
  8. Maryland Board of Physicians - Sanctioned (11/13/2013)
  9. Saul J. Weinreb, MD - Vitals (12/03/2013)
  10. Linkedin: Saul Weinreb (12/05/2013)
  11. Saul Weinreb’s medical license reinstated after found guilty of sexually harassment (12/19/2013)

Also see: 
  1. Policies For inclusion on The Awareness Center's Sex Offender's Registry
  2. Listing Alleged and Convicted Sex Offenders

Babyssentials - About Dr. Saul Weinreb
Babyssentials - January 10, 2010

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Dr. Saul Weinreb on WJZ TV 
WJZ-TV - February 18, 2010


Weinreb Returns From Army Duty In Iraq 
By Barbara Pash
Baltimore Jewish Life - April 11, 2011

“How was it?” is a simple question. But not for Saul Weinreb, who returned from Iraq last month.

“I’m not sure how to answer,” said Weinreb, a major in the United States Army Reserves who was mobilized to Iraq last winter and spent 90 days at the Contingency Operating Base Speicher, known as CAP Speicher, located in Tikrit, a city in the north of the country.

Weinreb, 42, known to his friends as Shaulie, is a resident of the Smith-Greenspring area who davens at Shomrei Emunah Congregation, where his father, Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, is the former spiritual leader. He is married to (NAME REMOVED) and the father of four: (NAMES REMOVED).

An obstetrician/gynecologist who practices at Franklin Square Hospital, Weinreb joined the Army Reserves in 2003 for a combination of “monetary and patriotic” reasons, he explained. The army needs physicians, who enter as officers, usually with the rank of captain.

Weinreb’s original obligation was eight years, during which he is required to stay in the area, to work a flexible schedule at an army health care facility and to be mobilized upon demand. Weinreb, who has since extended his original commitment, was mobilized in 2005 and in 2008, both times serving in army bases in the U.S. The regulation is you won’t be called for another mobilization for 18 months from the previous mobilization.

Weinreb, a slim man wearing a kippah, knows the army lingo. The 90-day mobilization period is called “boots on the ground,” although more time is involved than that.

Physicians are given advance notice, up to six months, in order to get ready. “It’s the only way they can recruit physicians,” said Weinreb, who has to juggle patients when he works at the army health facility.

Weinreb wasn’t surprised when he heard about his Iraqi mobilization last August. “I knew it was coming at some point,” said Weinreb, who in November reported to Brooke Army Medical Center, in San Antonio, Texas, for a week-long training in emergency medicine and trauma surgery.

In December, he reported to Fort Benning, in Georgia, where he was issued his gear, trained on weapons and went through the legal aspects of mobilization, like being required to write a will. Along with a group of nine, he was then flown to Kuwait, where some members of the group scattered to other assignments. Weinreb and four others went on to CAP Speicher.

Tikrit has the distinction of being the hometown of the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Its approximately 260,000 residents are mostly Sunni Muslims, and the city has been the scene of violent fighting, including several terrorist attacks against the current Iraqi government in an effort to delegitimize it.

During his tour of duty, the city was quiet. In any case, Weinreb never left the army base. “I was basically in the hospital,” he said of his mobilization. “I didn’t go into the street. There are regulations against it, and there is no mechanism for me to do so.”

The army does allow approved Iraqi merchants to enter the base to sell souvenirs. Other than that, Weinreb said, “I had almost no interaction with Iraqis.”

CAP Speicher is a large base with many units, one of which is the 256th Combat Support Hospital, a reserve unit from Ohio.  The hospital serves only soldiers and contractors for the military. Iraqi solders who arrive with American troops are treated for their injuries and then released to Iraqi hospitals.

Along with other physicians, Weinreb ran a clinic that treated everything from sprained ankles to the flu. Because of his specialty, he also ran a separate gynecology clinic and, as the only gynecologist in northern Iraq at the time, served as a consultant to commanders in the field, who called with questions about their female troops.

On a typical day, he would see 15 patients, a busy schedule. When off-duty, Weinreb lived in a housing unit on the base, “basically a large container with a door and a window cut out,” he said.

Being Jewish on an army base in Iraq was an interesting experience. Weinreb chose not to wear his kippah. “I didn’t want to be a target,” he said. But the army provided kosher rations (“pretty decent”), held Friday night Shabbos services and even sponsored a Purim party during his stay.

There was no Jewish chaplain at CAP Speicher but the chaplain who was there was helpful and Weinreb, who has rabbinic ordination, conducted the Shabbos services for the five to 10 people who attended. He figures there are many more Jews in the army who don’t identify themselves as such.

According to Weinreb, there are signs that the U.S. Army is pulling out of Iraq on schedule, by the end of 2011.  Soldiers at the base gave him the impression that the situation in the country is better than it had been. The government is functioning and while there are still attacks against it, the feeling is, “We’ve done what we can do. Now it’s up to” the Iraqis, Weinreb recounted.

Weinreb is proud of his service at the hospital. “I was charged with taking care of American soldiers, and that’s what I did. They’re young and they deserve the best care they can get,” said Weinreb, who returned to the U.S. in March. “I’m glad I went.”


Board of Directors - Ohr Chadash Academy
December 31, 2012

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Baltimore Magazine

Dr. Saul Weinreb is the man standing in the middle with the yellow shirt and black pants.

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Franklin Hospital - Saul J. Weinreb, MD
December 4, 2013


Medical License Suspended
April 14, 2013



Twitter - AskMYOBGYN 
Twitter - March 10, 2013


Newsletter: Maryland Board of Physicians
Summer, 2013


‘Immoral Conduct’ Costs Area Physician His License 
By Maayan Jaffe
Baltimore Jewish Times - September 4, 2013

A local Jewish doctor, who served patients through the White Square Obstetrics and Gynecology practice on Franklin Square Drive, earlier this summer had his medical licensed suspended. Dr. Saul J. Weinreb, former president of the board of Ohr Chadash Academy, was charged by the Maryland Board of Physicians in summer 2013 with “immoral conduct in the practice of medicine,” according to the consent orders published on the MBP’s website. He was found guilty of sexual misconduct.

“He consented to this order,” explained Christine Farrelly, acting MBP executive director. “He is agreeing to all of these findings of fact.”

An MBP investigation into the conduct of Dr. Weinreb, 44, the son of former Congregation Shomrei Emunah spiritual leader Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, began in November 2011, when a patient complained that during her office visit Weinreb seemed to be “hitting on her” and later went to her place of business. In May 2012, another patient complained that Dr. Weinreb told her during her office visit that he would like to see her outside the office. And in October 2012, a third patient told MBP that Dr. Weinreb initiated contact outside of the office and provided his personal cell phone. He requested she call him by his first name.

Dr. Weinreb “telephoned [the patient] and told her that he had to see her in person about an important matter. [The patient], who is married, was concerned and agreed to meet. … [Dr. Weinreb] told [the patient] that he wanted to have [relations] with her and had ‘a lot to offer,’” according to the MBP report.

Farrelly explained that the MBP does not have criminal authority, and the report does not state that Dr. Weinreb has been charged with a crime. However, his license has been suspended, and he must comply with further psychiatric evaluation and counseling, including taking part in the Maryland Professional Rehabilitation Program.

Dr. Weinreb was unable to be reached at his home phone number. Rabbi Weinreb declined comment.

Farrelly said the most important message here is to inform the public that all of this information is online. A patient can visit the MBP website (mbp.state.md.us) to check if a physician he or she is considering has had any public actions taken against him or her.

“This is helpful — and most people don’t know about it,” said Farrelly. “Any prior public orders — any orders in other states [are public]. … We collect a lot of information, and we do like to share this with the public.”


Letter to the Editor

Shame On JT
Baltimore Jewish Times - September 25, 2013

The article “‘Immoral Conduct Costs Area Physician His License” (Sept. 6) was beneath your dignity. What exactly was accomplished by printing this, other than to shame and humiliate a family that has selflessly contributed to Baltimore Jewish life for decades? If Dr. Saul Weinreb is no longer practicing, warnings are not needed. Shame on you.

Nancy Friedberg


Maryland Board of Physicians - Sanctioned
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene - November 13, 2013


Saul J. Weinreb, MD - Vitals
December 4, 2013


Linkedin: Saul Weinreb
December 5, 2013


Saul Weinreb’s medical license reinstated after found guilty of sexually harassment
By Vicki Polin
Examiner - December 19, 2013

Baltimore, MD –– Community members were outraged when learning that Saul J. Weinreb, MD had his medical license reinstated on November 23rd. Their fear is that this formerly, highly respected obstetrician and gynecologist (OB/GYN) will continue to sexually harass his female patients. Weinreb had hospital privileges at both Sinai Hospital and also at the Franklin Square Medical Center. Dr. Weinreb is the former president of the board ofOhr Chadash Academy and is also a major in the United States Army Reserves, where he served time in Iraq.

Back in June, Dr. Weinreb had his license suspended, after the The Maryland Board of Physicians (MBP) determined that Dr. Weinreb was guilty of immoral and unprofessional conduct in the practice of medicine. Less then six months later the Maryland Board reinstated Weinreb’s medical license after determined he was no longer a threat to his female patients.

Several community members in Baltimore’s Jewish orthodox community believe that the MBP let Dr. Saul Weinreb off easy due to the fact that he is the son of a prominent, international renown figure in the modern orthodox Jewish community. Weinreb’s father is Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb, who is currently the Executive Vice President Emeritus of the Orthodox Union (OU), and is also a licensed psychologist in Maryland.

Throughout the years Saul Weinreb’s father has been the OU’s spokesperson on issues relating to sexual crimes (including sexual harassment), yet the organization has never made public the number of complaints dealt with each year.

According to the OU web page, Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb is in the process of editing a book on positive Jewish Parenting for the OU Press. He is also one of the former spiritual leader ofCongregation Shomrei Emunah.

Because of the status of Dr. Saul Weinreb’s father, and the political connections he has, community members feared being retaliated against, and asked not to have their identities revealed.

“Chaim Schwartz” stated he was outraged upon learning that Dr. Saul Weinreb admitted to sexually harassing three different patience in his gynecological practice, and later admitted to several other incidents of luring unsuspecting women into having sexual relations with him. He was also shocked that the MBP would ever reinstate Saul Weinreb medical license. “I can’t even imagine how these women feel, knowing this sexual predator is allowed to practice medicine again, let alone be a gynecologist”.

“Chava Shapiro” stated that she “believes that Rabbi Dr. Tzvi Hersh Weinreb used his political clout in influencing the Maryland Board of Physicians to reinstate his son, which intern puts more women at risk of being harm.”

According to documentation provided by The Maryland Board of Physicians (MBP), three different women came forward stating that after visiting Dr. Weinreb as a Obstetrician / Gynecologist, he attempted to develop a sexual relationship with them.

“Patient A”, stated that after an appointment she had with Dr. Weinreb, that she began to receive phone calls and texted messages from him. He told her “how much he admired her”, gave her his personal cell phone number, and requested that she call him by his first name. Within days, Dr. Weinreb told “Patient A” that he needed to see her in person relating to a personal matter. It was at that time he told “Patient A” who was married, that he had wanted to start a sexual relationship with him. Almost immediately “Patient A” filed a complaint with the Maryland Board of Physicians.

“Patient B” filed a complaint at Franklin Square Medical Center, stating that Dr Weinreb appeared to be “hitting on her”, and later went to her place of business in hopes of having a cup of coffee with her.

“Patient C” complained that during her office visit, Dr. Weinreb told her he would like to see her outside of the office. After she complained to the hospital, Dr. Weinreb was counseled “that he must self-monitor himself and avoid comments that may be construed as sexually explicit or having any type of sexual innuendo”. It was around this same time that Dr. Weinberg sought treatment through the Franklin Square’s Employee Assistance Program. A few weeks later, he was placed on a leave of absence.

The medical director at Franklin Square referred Dr. Weinberg for a psychiatric evaluation. The evaluator determined that Dr. Weinberg’s abusive behavior was “treatable, and is not incompatible with competent and safe practices as long as Saul Weinreb was engaged and compliant with a solid recovery program.”

During Saul Weinreb’s evaluation he disclosed that he had additional sexual liaisons and displayed other inappropriate behaviors with other patients along with other non-patients then previously reported. According to the MBP report, due to Dr. Weinreb’s “defensive response style”, the full extent of his sexual contact with patients is unknown, but “indicates serious boundary problems”

The evaluator’s recommendations included: group therapy with other men who are recovering from a behavioral disorder; twelve-step meetings; voluntary enrollment in the Maryland Physician Health Program (MPHP) with monitoring; counseling and mentoring in the area of ethics by a peer.

After the recommendations was explained, Dr. Saul Weinreb, sought an evaluation by a second evaluator of his choice.

According to reports, during this second evaluation, Dr. Weinreb only provided information regarding only one of the women he was sexually harassed. Needless to say the second evaluator was unable to diagnosis Dr. Weinreb symptoms to fulfill the criteria for a behavioral disorder as the first evaluator did.

Though Dr. Saul Weinreb had never been convicted of a sexual offense through the criminal justice system, it is important to note he admitted to the Maryland Board of Physicians that he violated ethical boundaries by attempting to have sexual relations with at least three women. Though there are many different approaches in working with sex offenders, there is no known cure. Considering these facts, one has to wonder how in such a short period of time the MBP decided that Saul Weinreb was no longer a threat to his female patients?

According to Attorney, Joanne Suder, if you or any one you know was sexually harassed or manipulated into having sexual relations with your physician, like in the case of Dr. Saul Weinreb, there are legal remedies available to you.



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