— Canary Mission (@canarymission) December 27, 2018
A Cleveland hospital spoke out against one of their former medical residents after a number of anti-Semitic social media posts surfaced, including one that appeared to include a threat to intentionally harm Jewish patients.
Lara Kollab‘s posts were brought to light by the Canary Mission, an organization aimed at exposing individuals and organizations that promote hate against Jews, Israel, and the USA, mainly on college campuses.
While Kollab’s Twitter account appears to have been deleted, the organization shared a screen capture of a 2012 message where she said, “I’ll purposely give all the [Jews] the wrong meds.” This was years before she earned her medical degree in 2018.
Other messages attributed to her included, “Annoying to go to school in a city full of Jews because everywhere I go I hear about the wonderful israel. About to tell this guy to stfu,” and, “After this debate, I have to watch a movie on the holocaust and write a paper on it. I am going to be brutally unsympathetic. #sorrynotsorry.”
At the time of this publication, Kollab was still listed on Vitals.com, a site that allows people to search for doctors, as working for the Cleveland Clinic, but the Clinic said she has not worked there since September 2018.
In a statement posted to their website, the Cleveland Clinic said:
Cleveland Clinic was recently made aware of comments posted to social media by a former employee.
This individual was employed as a supervised resident at our hospital from July to September 2018. She is no longer working at Cleveland Clinic. In no way do these beliefs reflect those of our organization. We fully embrace diversity, inclusion and a culture of safety and respect across our entire health system.
[Image via MD Magazine screengrab]