State Suspends License Of Beverly Hills Dermatologist Accused Of Fraud

The state has suspended the medical license of a Beverly Hills dermatologist accused of fraudulently collecting $1.6 million in disability benefits in California. Dr. Glenn Ledesma signed a consent order with the Connecticut Department of Public Health agreeing to the suspension pending an investigation of the allegations against him. State records show he has had a Connecticut license since 1987. The consent order was filed on March 23. Ledesma’s website says he had served as chief of dermatology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and was a researcher for the former Upjohn Co.