Kentucky Physician Loses Michigan License

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

March 17, 2004

The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) has summarily suspended the osteopathic medicine and surgery license of Yakov G. Drabovskiy, D.O., due to his felony convictions in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky.

Drabovskiy failed to report his convictions to MDCH as required by the Public Health Code. On April 7, 2003, Drabovskiy was convicted of one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule 3 and 4 Controlled Substances and two counts of Possession and Distribution of Schedule 3 Controlled Substances. Drabovskiy was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment followed by two years of supervised release.

On March 8, 2004, MDCH issued an order summarily suspending Drabovskiy’s license pursuant to the Public Health Code, which provides for the mandatory summary suspension of a health professional upon the conviction of a felony. An administrative hearing will be scheduled to address the status of Drabovskiy’s osteopathic medicine and surgery license.

More information about disciplinary actions taken by the health professional licensing boards is available on the MDCH website at:, then select the Health Systems and Licensing link.