“Our health is everything and we must be able to trust that those practicing medicine are licensed and abiding by an oath. Consumers don’t often see the work that California Department of Consumer Affairs investigators conduct, but this is an example of why California needs them.” – CSLEA President Alan Barcelona
LOS ANGELES – On April 24, 2023 the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that Stephan Gevorkian, 44, of Studio City, has been charged for allegedly falsely claiming to be a licensed doctor and practicing medicine on thousands of individuals, offering treatment for serious medical conditions including cancer. Gevorkian faces five felony counts of practicing medicine without a certification.
Gevorkian’s preliminary hearing setting is scheduled for May 24th. The case was filed for warrant on April 19.
On November 17, 2022, an undercover investigator received consulting from Gevorkian, who owns and operates Pathways Medical in North Hollywood. The business conducts blood tests on patients, advises them on treatments and offers treatment for serious conditions including cancer and viral infections. In the consultation, Gevorkian allegedly failed to accurately address abnormal levels of a hormone that could indicate a serious medical condition.
Gevorkian is accused of practicing medicine without a license on thousands of individuals for several years.
The case is being investigated by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation and prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Division.