Psychiatrist loses licence over relationship with former patient.

Dr. Nagi Ghabbour, a Toronto Psychiatrist has lost his licence to practice for being romantically involved with a former patient less than a month after their professional relationship ended.

Ghabbour failed to respond to the woman’s escalating feelings for him while she was his patient and “clearly did not recognize his own part in it”, says the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario.

The regulatory body adds that Ghabbour, 55, should have known how to manage the situation but instead chose to “pursue his own romantic needs.”

Ghabbour can apply for reinstatement in a year, which the committee said should give him an opportunity to show that he has learned how to prevent the same issues from arising again.He also faces a reprimand and has been ordered to pay $11,000 to cover the costs of the two-day hearing.