1. Farid Fata, M.D., F.A.C.P. is the founder of Michigan Hematology Oncology, P.C., which operates offices in seven Metro Detroit communities, including Rochester Hills. He has been in private practice since 2000.
2. Fata received a Bachelor of Science from Lebanese University in 1992. He completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Maimonides Medical Center, State University of New York, Brooklyn, NY, in 1996, according to his practice's website. Dr. Fata attended Cornell University Medical College, NY and completed his Hematology Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in 1999.
3. According to his website, Fata's hospital affiliations include Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Hospital in Pontiac, Lapeer Regional Medical Center in Lapeer, Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital in Pontiac and Doctor's Hospital in Pontiac.
4. On Tuesday, FBI agents raided Fata's Oakland Township home and offices where he practiced, alleging the doctor improperly administered chemotherapy and other medications to patients who were not in need of such treatments, including those who were in remission or at end-of-life.
5. According to the FBI, Fata accounted for about $25 million of his practice's $35 million in Medicare billing, and that Fata was responsible for $24.3 million in drug infusions that he billed directly to Medicaid, more than any other hematologist/oncologist in Michigan during that time period.