Dr. Dhiraj Raj Jeyanandarajan Dinged over Continuing Medical Education Hours

The bad doctor is in. Illustration by Matt Coker

An Irvine neurology specialist’s failure to complete a continuing education requirement in Pennsylvania has led to discipline in that state, North Carolina and California, according to authorities.

Because the Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine found that Dr. Dhiraj Raj Jeyanandarajan was around 30 hours short of the minimum 100 total hours of continuing medical education required for renewal in that state of his medical license in two consecutive bienniums, he was fined and issued a reprimand on Sept. 6, 2017. 

That spurred the North Carolina Medical Board to send Jeyanandarajan a Public Letter of Concern on March 1. The Medical Board of California followed suit on March 19 with a Public Letter of Reprimand that you can read here.

Jeyanandarajan, who graduated with honors from University of Illinois at Chicago Health Science Center in 2003, is licensed to practice in several states. Among the California facilities he is associated with are St. Joseph Hospital in Orange, Los Robles Hospital & Medical Center in Thousand Oaks, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center in San Luis Obispo and Mercy Medical Center in Redding.


Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.

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