Sanford Physician Placed on Probation

Timothy Terranova, Assistant Executive Director
Board of Licensure in Medicine
137 State House Station
Phone: (207)287-6930. Fax: (207) 287-6590.
Tim.E.Terranova@maine.gov

AUGUSTA, ME – On August 8, 2017, the Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine (Board), Office of Attorney General, and Malathy Sundaram, MD entered into a consent agreement that resolved four complaints against her medical license. The complaints were based on treatment and communication issues. In addition to the probation, Dr. Sundaram must reimburse the Board $8,479.00 for costs related to the investigation. Dr. Sundaram currently practices in Sanford.

During the probation, Dr. Sundaram must obtain a clinical competence assessment from the Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP). The intake form must be completed within 30 days and the assessment must be completed on the first available dates provided by the program. Should the assessment identify areas for improvement, Dr. Sundaram must promptly engage CPEP to develop and implement an education plan. If an education plan is needed, Dr. Sundaram must enroll in the CPEP Practice Monitoring Program for at least two years following the completion of the education plan.

All Board disciplinary actions are reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank and the Federation of State Medical Boards Action Data Bank. These reports are regularly reviewed by every state licensing board in the country.

The Board is made up of 6 physicians, 3 public members, and a physician assistant appointed by the Governor. Disciplinary actions taken by the Board are available to the public either by telephone at (207) 287-3601, or on the Board's website at www.maine.gov/md.

The Board of Licensure in Medicine is the State of Maine agency charged to protect the health and welfare of the public by verifying the qualifications of physicians to practice, and disciplining physicians for unprofessional conduct and incompetence. Any citizen can request an investigation of a physician or physician assistant by contacting the Board office by telephone at (207) 287-3608, by letter, or by visiting the Board's web site.