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Dr. Loren J. Borud, a plastic surgeon, and Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal, an internist, resigned their medical licenses today, said the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. Resignation is a disciplinary action.

The board had previously suspended Borud’s license after he allegedly performed two operations at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in June 2008 while impaired and appeared to fall asleep during a patient’s liposuction.

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One of the patients, Michael K. Hicks of Quincy, eventually sued Borud, saying he suffered pain and complications after liposuction surgery and repair of a scar on his chest.

Borud had been in treatment for alcohol or drug abuse since at least 2002. He is a 1990 graduate of Harvard Medical School and has been licensed in Massachusetts since 2000.

Board spokesman Russell Aims said he could not provide any further information on why Asmal resigned his license. Asmal is a 1963 graduate of the University of London Faculty of Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and has been licensed in Massachusetts since 1981.

Liz Kowalczyk can be reached at kowalczyk@globe.com.
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