Victoria doctor stripped of registration after sexually assaulting teen patient

The B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons has stripped a Victoria doctor of his registration after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old female patient.

The college board says it concluded that the conduct of Dr. Farrokh Rohani was so egregious and disgraceful that it handed out the most severe penalty available under the Health Professionals Act.

Rohani sexually assaulted the young woman in August 2008 and was charged a month later.

He hasn’t practised medicine since that time.

He was convicted of the assault and sentenced to a year in jail and then lost an appeal in B.C.’s highest court.

Rohani was also ordered to pay more than $14,000 towards the college’s costs.