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State of New York Department of Health
State Board for Professional Medical Conduct

In the Matter of Irving I. Dardik, M.D.
General Findings of Fact

  1. Respondent was authorized to practice medicine in the State of New York on November 4, 1963, by the issuance of license number 091514 by the New York State Education Department (Pet. Is Ex. 3) .
  2. The Respondent was registered to practice medicine with the New York State Department of Education for the period January 1, 1993 through December 31, 1994 (Pet.'s Ex. 3).
  3. Respondent was engaged in the research and practice of vascular surgery from 1967 to 1980 (T. 988).
  4. In or about 1975, Respondent also began to be involved with the Olympics, both as a physician at the games, and as Chairman of the Sports Medicine Council (T. 970-979).
  5. In or about 1980, Respondent began to develop his wavenergy theory. Respondent testified that he has discovered the universal organizing principle for all molecular biology and health while accounting for and organizing the multifactorial risk factors and biochemical markers associated with chronic disorders (T.107280; 1095; Resp.'s Ex. T).
  6. He believes that all behaviors are a continuum of waves of energy expenditure and energy recovery (T.991-977; 1035-39).
  7. Respondent proceeded from the stage of theory development to the treatment of patients largely on the basis of his application of his wavenergy program to himself, which he claims alleviated his symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis. He has had almost no success in convincing other physicians or scientists of the value of his theory, with the exception of Nicholas Hall, Ph.D., who is the Director of Psychoimmunology of the University of South Florida College of Medicine (T. 1748-69).
  8. Dr. Hall termed the wavenergy program experimental, and stated that patients should have been told that at the outset of their treatment (T. 1778-79).
  9. Respondent testified that he has created a treatment program that creates wave patterns of behaviors designed to optimize the body's normal healthy patterns, which involves amplifying the range of the patient's heartwave over time, and that this program can lead to the reversal of chronic disorders, such as Multiple Sclerosis (T. 1075, 1087; 1091-93; 1095-1100; 1107-29; 1175; 1455-56; 1636-38).
  10. On or about March 18, 1991, New York Magazine published an article which described Respondent Is work and treatment program, which resulted in considerable public interest. Among those who contacted the Respondent after reading the article were Patients A, C, D, E (T. 27-28; 31-32; 401; 739-40; 906-07; 673-74; Resp.'s Ex. N).
  11. The State's expert witness testified that there is no known cure for Multiple Sclerosis (T. 817-18).

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