State suspends Ann Arbor psychiatrist's license
An Ann Arbor psychiatrist's medical license has been suspended for at least six months after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with a patient, according to documents filed with the state.
Anthony John Wolf has also been fined $20,000 by the state's Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.
The state's Board of Medicine issued its order to suspend Wolf's license on Oct. 12, according to documents recently released by the licensing department.
LARA officials could not be reached for comment Monday because of the federal holiday.
Wolf did not return calls to his Ann Arbor home Monday.
The psychiatrist allegedly began a sexual affair with a woman several months after she was referred to him to be treated for medication management in February 2017, according to a complaint filed against him. Shortly after the woman became his patient, Wolf also began treating the woman's husband, the document said.
Months later and after a couple of attempts at taking her own life, the woman expressed romantic and sexual interest in Wolf, according to the complaint. It also said she asked for and received a transfer to another psychiatrist for treatment.
But on Oct. 26, 2017, Wolf allegedly confessed his feelings for the woman and asked her to continue her sessions with him so he could see her, the complaint said. The same day, Wolf and the woman met at his office and engaged in sex, according to the complaint.
The two allegedly began a romantic and sexual relationship and, when the woman's husband became aware of it, he attempted to take his own life. After the husband was released from a hospital, Wolf met with the couple to discuss his relationship with the woman, according to the complaint.
In November 2017, the acting director of the Center for Forensic Psychiatry discovered that several months of treatment notes for most of Wolf's assigned patients were missing. He met with Wolf to discuss the issue, the complaint said.
During the meeting, Wolf told the acting director he needed to take some time off to deal with his own mental health and depression, the documents said.
The following day, Wolf told the director he was in a relationship with a female patient and the center began an investigation.
In December, Wolf entered a treatment program in Houston. However, the program's doctors said Wolf refused to follow their treatment recommendations and showed no remorse for his actions. He also refused to report his conduct with the state and maintained a relationship with his female patient, the complaint said.
State officials also said Wolf continued to prescribe controlled substances for at least eight patients while he was in the program.
In February, the Center for Forensic Psychiatry suspended Wolf's privileges, according to the complaint.
According to his resume posted on LinkedIn, Wolf was on the center's staff from 2009 until May 2018. Before that, he was a psychiatrist at the University of Michigan.