Florida suspends doctor accused of illegal stem cell therapy

Dr. Zannos Grekos, seen here in 2009, could have his license suspended.

Story highlights

  • Florida suspends a doctor's license after he allegedly performed illegal stem cell therapy
  • The patient died during the procedure
  • "We are cooperating with all authorities," Grekos says
  • Grekos told CNN in 2009 that he sent his patients' blood to Israel to create life-saving cells
A Florida cardiologist could have his medical license revoked by state authorities who have accused him of performing illegal stem cell therapy on a patient who died during the procedure.
Florida's Department of Health ordered the emergency suspension of Zannos Grekos' medical license Wednesday, accusing the Bonita Springs doctor of violating an emergency order against using stem cell treatments in Florida and causing the death of an unidentified elderly patient. Grekos can appeal the order.
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