Robert Harold Dolin Surrenders Medical License Long After Sick Kiddie Porn Conviction

An Irvine physician--who was once Kaiser Permanente's chief terminologist before he was convicted of possessing more than 1,000 images of child pornography on two computers assigned to him at the company's Anaheim office--surrendered his medical license Thursday afternoon, according to the Medical Board of California.

Robert Harold Dolin was sentenced in September 2014 to 41 months in federal prison for downloading and possessing child pornography depicting "the abuse of prepubescent children--often sadistically--in addition to images of infants, toddlers and preschool-aged children being sexually abused," according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

The father of three children, all grown, also participated in online chats about kiddie porn, according to HSI.

Will Robert H. Dolin Lose Medical License for Going from Kaiser Chief to Child Porn Sicko?

The federal agency had been contacted in March 2008 by Kaiser and worked with the healthcare company and the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force on the probe of Dolin. Aware he was being investigated--and before he was arrested--Dolin resigned from Kaiser to join the private sector.

Before the prosecution of the UC Irvine medical school graduate, he became chairman of the board of Health Level 7 ("the global authority on interoperability in health information technology") and president of Lantana Consulting Group ("a full-service consulting company well-positioned to help health care providers, government agencies and insurance providers achieve clinical information exchange.")

Dolin's plea deal with the federal court had him admitting to the allegations against him in January 2014. Besides dishing out the prison term, U.S. District Court Judge James Selna ordered Dolin to pay $8,000 in restitution to a girl shown being molested by her father, in a download on the doctor's computer. Dolin also must register as a sex offender for life.

"This case is particularly egregious given that the defendant, a physician, had taken an oath to 'never do harm,'" reacted Claude Arnold, special agent in charge for HSI Los Angeles, at the time. "Instead he chose to hurt and exploit innocent and vulnerable children through his consumption of Internet child pornography."

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