Mowlavi’s license to practice was suspended for three months by the California State Medical Board over the patient’s death in 2022, and he remains on probation. This is not normal.”“I actually nicknamed it the chop shop, because I was trying to deal with working there,” she added. The patient died three days later, the result of hemorrhaging from the surgical intervention, according to the medical board. This knowledge outraged patients, many of whom said they had vetted him extensively before their procedures—including checking the medical board website. “I did my research, I looked him up with the medical board,” said Martini, who scheduled her appointment in July 2022, before the medical board finished its investigation.