Impostor, 23, posing as a doctor in a children's hospital and even being diagnosed with a patient for a year in prison because it may also appear as a professor in the ultrasound of the movie Catch Me If You Can
- Ariya Ouskousian pleaded guilty to unauthorized practice of medicine
- The former Cal Irvine university student was sentenced to one year in prison
- Prosecutors say he presented himself as a doctor at locations in 2018, on one occasion diagnosing a patient's tumor
- He may have also tried to become a fake professor at two schools in Southern California
- The exploits of Ouskousian are similar to those of Leonardo DiCaprio in the film Catch Me If You Can, based on a true story
Mug shot by Ariya Ouskouian, who pleaded guilty for acting as a doctor last year. He is confronted with a year in prison
A former University of California at the Irvine student was imprisoned several times as a doctor last year.
Ariya Ouskouian, 23, who pleaded guilty on Wednesday, was immediately sentenced to one year in prison. He was also instructed to perform 150 hours of community service.
He was confronted with up to three years in the state prison and up to eight years in prison before taking the guilty plea.
In addition, Ouskouian is placed at five years of informal probation, NBC San Diego reported.
It is believed that Ouskouian also posed as a professor at two colleges, the Orange County Registry said – further following the exploits of Frank Abagnale Jr., portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio the film Catch Me If You Can.
Orange County Children's Hospital, where Ariya Ouskouian presented himself as a doctor seven times in 2018. After entering a gulity plea, he was sentenced to one year in prison
Ariya Ouskouian, 23, pleaded guilty about asking a doctor and was sentenced to one year in prison
The registry said that exploring his online profile was a man with the same name and the title & # 39; professor & # 39; showed both Orange Coast College and UCI on RateMyProfessor.com.
However, his name does not appear on faculty lists, but he does have some online feedback on that website.
As & # 39; professor of medicine department & # 39; from UCI, someone wrote: & # 39; It was such a great experience to do pediatric oncology with Dr. Ouskouian, he is a brilliant mind, kind and caring, and got to know one of the most inspiring characters I have ever had. I was lucky to help in his research into chronic leukemia. & # 39;
There was also this comment: & # 39; Dr. Ouskouian makes the class challenging challenging. He tells about his experiences at the hospital and motivates you to study and learn, explains everything clearly. & # 39;
Another person had this review from Ouskouian:
& # 39; Runs its service as a boot camp and does not even bother to learn your name. He expects you to know the answer to every question, and if you don't, you will be called out. It's all about perfection and there is no room for mistakes in his department, which makes it super unbearable. & # 39;
Ouskouian posed as a doctor at the University of Cal Irvine on May 3, 2018, and even diagnosed a patient with growth, the Orange County District Attorney & # 39; s Office said.
But his heroic deeds did not stop there. Prosecutors said that he also presented himself at least seven times as a doctor at Orange County Children's Hospital between April 23 and June 4 of last year. While there, NBC San Diego he reported himself wrong for security to gain access to restricted floors, saying he lost his badge and received a temporary badge.
Leonardo Dicaprio poses as a doctor on first aid in the film Catch Me If You Can
When hospital staff became suspicious of the suspect and asked for evidence of his doctor's status, ABC news reported, he used the name of a true UCI employee.
When Ouskouian was arrested last month, UC Irvine Medical Center issued a statement to KABC-TV.
& # 39; There are no indications that the person posing as a doctor has affected the UCI Health patient records or seen patients at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange or at the UCI Health outpatient clinics. This person was in no way affiliated with UCI & # 39; s medicine education or residency program. & # 39;
Four years ago, Ouskouian was president of the Tustin Rotary college chapter, called & # 39; Rotaract & # 39 ;. Members said the position is demanding and that Ouskouian has worked hard and was successful, The Orange County Register reported. & # 39;
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