Former MSU dean permanently loses medical license, ordered to pay fine

Posted at 1:07 PM, Dec 05, 2019

(WXYZ) — William Strampel, the former dean of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine, permanently surrendered his license to practice medicine.

He was also ordered to pay a $35,000 fine to the State of Michigan.

Strampel, who was Larry Nassar's boss, was dean of the medical school from 2002 until he was fired in 2018. He was convicted of three charges: One count of Misconduct in Office and two counts of Willful Neglect of Duty.

“Today’s action by the Disciplinary Subcommittee will ensure that this man will never again use his medical license or his authority to harass, discriminate, demean, sexually proposition and/or sexually assault female students – or anyone else, for that matter,” said Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. “He wielded both with reckless abandon, tarnishing the college and the profession he was hired to uphold.”

Strampel was sentenced by Ingham County Circuit Judge Joyce Draganchuk to 11 months in Ingham County Jail on the first count and one year in jail on the other two counts, to be served concurrently.