An anesthesiologist who practices in Roslyn was indicted in federal court on Thursday for illegally prescribing oxycodone.
Dr. Tameshwar Ammar was charged on Thursday with one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, and two counts of distribution of oxycodone, pleading not guilty on all three.
Court documents claim that between 2013 and 2019, Ammar illegally prescribed more than 19,000 oxycodone pills to two individuals, identified in the indictment as John Doe 1 and John Doe 2.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says that Ammar prescribed over 8,000 pills to John Doe 1 with the knowledge that he would be reselling them, and that he prescribed over 11,000 pills to John Doe 2, even after the latter was admitted to a psychiatric clinic. John Doe 2 would die in 2019 of a mix of oxycodone, methadone, which attorneys also claim Ammar prescribed, and ketamine.
United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue announced the initial indictment on Thursday.
“As alleged, Ammar prescribed thousands of highly addictive opioids without a legitimate medical purpose, which makes him a drug dealer and, sadly, in this case one of his customers lost their life,” Donoghue said.
A biography in the Fall 2008 issue of Elements Magazine claims that Ammar, who graduated from SUNY Stony Brook’s School of Medicine at age 22, was the youngest graduate in SUNY medical school history at the time.
The magazine says he also completed research and served as chief resident at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
Ammar’s practice, Age Management Associates at 55 Bryant Ave. in Roslyn, was reached by phone, but the person who answered declined to comment.