Dr. Katharine Grawe medical license revoked

Dr. Katharine Grawe (CBS and TikTok screenshots)

A plastic surgeon in Ohio has been banned from practicing medicine after she gained a large social media following by livestreaming several of her patient’s surgeries on TikTok, and several patients reported surgical complications.

The Ohio Medical Board on Wednesday voted for the “permanent revocation” of the medical license of Dr. Katharine Grawe, better known to her followers as “Dr. Roxy,” determining that she failed to “meet the standard of care” required to practice and violated patients’ privacy, online records reviewed by Law&Crime show. The board also voted to fine Grawe $4,500.

According to the report, Grawe had been reprimanded numerous times for livestreaming patient surgeries from 2018 through 2022. The medical board determined that she exhibited more concern for the videos she posted on social media than those under her care.

Three of Grawe’s patients were forced to get post-surgical treatment after complications while under Grawe’s scalpel.

Grawe was initially suspended from practicing in November 2022 after a former patient filed a complaint stating that she suffered severe post-operation injuries that required several additional surgeries after her surgery.

“In 2022, Dr. Grawe live streamed a surgery of a patient, in this case, identified as Patient One, who ended up being injured by that procedure,” Assistant Attorney General Melinda Ryan Snyder wrote earlier this year. “The patient was found to have six puncture wounds in the small intestines. She had to have multiple surgeries to repair those injuries.”

Dr. Katharine Grawe medical license revoked

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