Detroit Physician Has License Summarily Suspended

Contact: T.J. Bucholz (517) 241-2112
Agency: Community Health

August 25, 2006

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the license to practice medicine of Anthony Lee Baisden, M.D. based on his felony conviction in the Third Judicial Circuit Court of Wayne County. Baisden failed to report his conviction to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On April 21, 2006, Baisden was convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct – Third Degree (Force or Coercion), a felony. As a result, Baisden was sentenced to prison for a minimum period of eight years and a maximum of 15 years. Baisden was ordered to pay $720 in court costs and fees.

On August 14, 2006, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Baisden’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional’s license upon the conviction of a felony. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Baisden’s license to practice medicine.

For more information on disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards within MDCH, please go to http://www.michigan.gov/mdch, and click on Health Systems and Licensing.