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The Los Angeles County District Attorney announced that a man has been charged for falsely claiming to be a licensed doctor and practicing medicine on thousands of individuals, offering treatment for serious medical conditions including cancer.

44 year old Stephan Gevorkian, who lives in Studio City, faces five felony counts of practicing medicine without a certification in case BA514156.

Gevorkian’s preliminary hearing setting was scheduled for May 24 in Department 36 of Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The case was filed for warrant on April 19.

On November 17, 2022, an undercover investigator received consulting from Gevorkian, who owns and operates Pathways Medical at 10730 Riverside Drive in Toluca Lake.

The business conducts blood tests on patients, advises them on treatments and offers treatment for serious conditions including cancer and viral infections. In the consultation, Gevorkian allegedly failed to accurately address abnormal levels of a hormone that could indicate a serious medical condition.

Gevorkian is accused of practicing medicine without a license on thousands of individuals for several years.

A Pathways employee, however, told KTLA that the situation was a misunderstanding. Gevorkian’s attorney declined to comment.

The case is being investigated by the California Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation and prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Consumer Protection Division.

“Practicing medicine without a license is not only a criminal activity in California, it can cause irreparable harm to the health of unsuspecting people, some with serious illnesses, who believe they are under the care of a licensed physician,” District Attorney Gascón said.

Anyone who believes they may have been a victim in this case should call the Consumer Protection hotline at (213) 257-2465.