Date: March 19, 2003 12:10 AM
Author: Clive Sinoff (
Subject: Center for Peer Review Justice

I wanted to comment about how invaluable is the Center for Peer Review Justice (CPRJ).

In June 2000 following a dubious "review" by physicians, none of whom were in my specialty, my employment was terminated and my career amputated. There was little advice or information anywhere. I was stunned and bewildered.

Some months later I became aware of Dr. Richard Willner and the then fledgling Center for Peer Review Justice. Rich had become involved in the case of Dr. Brian Gale, a podiatrist in North Dakota, and Rich was just beginning to learn the ropes.

Since then, he has devoted himself tirelessly, and at great personal cost, to those unjustly wronged. As far as I am aware, he has never refused advice or assistance, even though he did this without payment. Over the years, Rich has developed foremost knowledge and expertise of the whole peer review process. I believe that he has become aware of over 2,300 cases in the last 3 years, where the motives and performance of a peer review have shown malice, bias and incompetence.

At present, the CPRJ has an impressive website (, with an expanding list of cases and opinions, as well as a panel of legal experts who have extensive experience in representing physicians who are victims of a sham peer review. There is an evolving modus operandi on how to mount a defense, as well as a campaign to expose the abuse of peer review to a wide public.

I would urge any physician who is a victim of such abuse to contact Rich at for assistance. I would also urge any organization, such as the AAPS, to support the Center financially, as Rich cannot continue to bear the costs from his own pocket.

Clive Sinoff



Date: May 07, 2003 01:32 AM
Author: L R Bailey MD (

I must agree with Dr. Sinoff about Rich and the CPRJ. Sadly many of the lessons that are taught there always seem to be learned the hard way by those who refuse to listen. It is difficult for physicians who are accustomed to solving problems to accept that some problems cannot be "solved". Society thinks that everything can be settled in court. That just absolutely is not true and the courts seem to make things worse and definitely more expensive!! If you are having peer review problems, listen to Rich and pay lip service to the attorneys.



Date: May 07, 2003 06:02 PM
Author: J Swift (
Subject: Media blackout

Before Rich got involved there was a media blackout on sham peer review. HIPPA is not much different.

Now people are beginning to realize that institutional peer review is another name for corporate pseudoscience and misaccounting practices. The future holds great promise for the Center and its sincere and indefatiguable founder, Rich Wilner. I am glad to be his friend. I can count on one hand how many people I have met in life that have the same level of commitment to a just and noble cause.


Date: May 20, 2002 10:20 PM
Author: J swift (
Subject: fear itself

It is remarkable that the Center has achieved as much as it has in such a short time.

It seems that your willingness to do whatever it takes, especially your willingness to sacrifice the sacred cows gives you the edge that puts your clients in the win category.

Most anyone in the profession is afraid to do whatever it takes. They live in cold blooded fear of professional opprobrium and the real immediate threat of losing their livlihood that accompanies standing up for right in the face of overwhelming wrong.

Keep up the good work and never sacrifice the principle of doing whatever it takes. You are very helpful.

Please continue to be negative and worse and don't allow yourself to be unhorsed by the mob of dangerous maggots that infests institutional and professional leadership.

Strip the bark off of the bastards and this year will be pivotal for the center. Show them how its done.

I will e-mail you the New York Times writer's info as you requested.

Good luck and Godspeed.