Wayne County Doctor Has License Suspended

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

January 31, 2007

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the license to practice medicine of Dennis Michael Zikowski, M.D., based on his felony convictions in the 6th Judicial Circuit Court, Oakland County. Zikowski failed to report his convictions to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code.

On August 17, 2006, Zikowski was convicted of one count of Criminal Sexual Conduct (CSC) in the third degree, one count of CSC in the second degree, and three counts of CSC in the fourth degree, all felonies. As a result, Zikowski was sentenced to jail for 365 days with one day credit, placed on probation, with terms, for five years, and ordered to pay costs and fees totaling $815.

On January 10, 2007, MDCH issued an order immediately suspending Zikowski'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 Zikowski'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.