Wisconsin restricts former Duluth doctor’s licenseThe Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has restricted the license of former St. Luke’s neurosurgeon Stefan Konasiewicz, citing actions taken by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice last year.
The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board has restricted the license of former St. Luke’s neurosurgeon Stefan Konasiewicz, citing actions taken by the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice last year.
On June 15, the board ordered Konasiewicz, who while at St. Luke’s had a license to practice in both Wisconsin and Minnesota, to have a physician specializing in neurosurgery supervise at least five of his surgeries per quarter in order to practice in the state.
That supervising physician also will have to submit quarterly work performance and progress reports to the Minnesota Board and supply proof those actions are taking place to the Wisconsin Board.
The license restrictions taken by the Wisconsin board are the same as those taken by the Minnesota board, which disciplined Konasiewicz last September for what it deemed to be “unprofessional conduct.”
In disciplining Konasiewicz, the Wisconsin Board cited the same four cases that were used by the Minnesota Board, including one in which a patient died and another in which a patient was turned into a quadriplegic.
Under Wisconsin law, that state’s board can act against a doctor based on another state’s board action.
Konasiewicz, who has had a Texas medical license since 1997, has worked at the South Texas Brain and Spine Institute Center in Corpus Christi since 2008, records show. He also incorporated a business in Corpus Christi in 2005, using his apartment as his executive address.
The Texas Medical Board has not taken any restrictive actions against Konasiewicz’s license. He has not returned repeated requests for comment.