Dr. Javaid Perwaiz Biography — Wiki
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz is a longtime Chesapeake obstetrician-gynecologist who is accused of performing unnecessary surgeries and procedures, including hysterectomies and tubal ligations, on women for years. He was found guilty Monday of 52 felony fraud charges but was acquitted of eight others.
How old is Dr. Javaid Perwaiz?
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz is 70 years old as of 2020.
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz Education, Family, Nationality
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz is a Pakistani-American Virginia-based obstetrician-gynecologist who came to the United States in the 1970s and began practicing in the Tidewater area in 1980.
He performed surgeries at Bon Secours Harbour View Surgery Center and Chesapeake Regional Medical Center for decades.
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz Allegations
According to the affidavit, certain patients underwent repeated surgical procedures, and some of them are performed annually. The FBI began investigating him in September 2018 after getting a tip from a hospital employee who suspected he was operating unnecessarily on patients.
From January 2014 to August 2018, Perwaiz performed surgery on 40% of its Medicaid beneficiaries, with 510 patients. About 42% of those patients underwent two or more surgeries, according to court documents. He was arrested in November 2019, shortly after a search warrant was executed at his offices.
He’s been held without bond at Western Tidewater Regional Jail since then.
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz luxurious lifestyle
The presented evidence showing Perwaiz spent more than $2.3 million on credit card purchases during that time and bought luxury cars like Bentley, Jaguar, Ferrari and Mercedes. They also showed that he collected over $2.4 million in insurance payments for procedures that were not needed.
According to prosecutors, Perwaiz took advantage of his patients’ trust and performed the unneeded surgeries and procedures to fund a lavish lifestyle for himself and give pricey gifts to his employees.
Among those who benefited from his generosity was Margo Stone, a nurse and office administrator who had a romantic relationship with the doctor. She told jurors the gifts she and her family received from Perwaiz over the years likely totaled several hundred thousand dollars.
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz tax records
Prosecutors also presented evidence showing Perwaiz repeatedly failed to disclose to insurance companies that he’d pleaded guilty to felony tax evasion in 1996, or that his privileges at one hospital were temporarily suspended in 1983 after he was found to have performed about a dozen unneeded surgeries.
What Dr. Javaid Perwaiz patients say
Defense attorneys Larry Woodward and Emily Munn, however, argued Perwaiz was a hard-working, dedicated, and highly skilled doctor who only acted in the best interest of his patients. They conceded that his record-keeping skills were poor and that he liked to buy nice things, but contended he would never harm a patient.
Several former patients testified they still suffer from pain and complications from their surgeries. They said they consented to the procedures because they trusted Perwaiz. Some testified they were told they had cancer or would get cancer if they didn’t have the operation.
Dr. Javaid Perwaiz Updated News
The jury began deliberating late Wednesday afternoon. They continued their discussions Thursday and Friday and announced they’d reached a verdict at about 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Appearing much thinner than he did when he made his first court appearance last year, the 70-year-old doctor stood stoically, with his hands clasped in front of him, as the verdicts were read.
The jury had been deliberating since Wednesday.
The Chesapeake doctor had pleaded not guilty. The maximum possible sentence Perwaiz faces are 465 years in prison, according to a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Sentencing was set for March 31.