BME Holcomb

Dear Board Members:

I am writing you concerning the application of Alan for reinstatement as a licensed medical doctor Colorado. I was a professor in one of his MDA classes at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver, and I have followed his case and his life closely. My first observation is that Dr. Dubelman is a brilliant fellow and was simply the best student I have had in twenty years of teaching MBA students at the university. My field is law and ethics, and I am a full professor in the Department of Business Ethics and Legal Studies at the Daniels College of Business. Dr. Dubelman took my course in Global Values and Public Policy, and was an astute analyst of all the issues we covered in the course, and demonstrated a high level of diligence, preparation, and sound judgement in the course. All of his exams and case papers were at the top of the class.

Perhaps even more importantly from your perspective, Dr. Dubelman went out of his way to be helpful to his fellow students and even to professors. He demonstrated high character and a very caring and compassionate nature. He tutored fellow students in areas where they were deficient, particularly to develop their skills in finance. He also was a team leader in team case projects, which are prevalent in our programs. As one student reported who benefitted from Dr. Dubelman’s knowledge and leardership, “if you want to generate the best case analysis and project, first make sure that Alan Dubelman is on your team.”

I know that all of these characteristics — a brilliant mind, sound judgement, and a compassionate nature — are very important in treating patients. Hence, I believe Dr. Dubelman would be a major positive asset to the health profession if he was reinstated into practice.

I once served as an outside adviser to the American Bar Association and a U.S. Senate committee on removing employment barriers to ex-inmates, and I also worked with a leading business association that urged corporations to facilitate the re-entry of skilled workers and professionals who had paid their price to society. All knowledgeable experts recognize that preventing ex-inmates from making their most useful contributions to society hurts both the ex-inmates and society, and serves no useful purpose.

Your office might consider the response of our own associate dean at the Daniels College of Business, when a female student discovered Dr. Dubelman’s prior sentence and complained of discomfort at being in the same classroom. The associate dean informed the student that Dr. Dubelman had paid his price, was an exemplary students, had demonstrated high character and been helpful to both professor and fellow students, and that if she didn’t like it, she should leave the Daniels College of Business.

I hope you will do what is best for patients and for the medical profession and reinstate Dr. Dubelman. He poses no danger whatsoever to patients. Quite to the contrary, his skill and concern override all other considerations. Due to his own horrific experience, Dr. Dubelman is probably less spontaneous and more restrained in his verbal comments than ever before, which is unfortunate in some respects, but it should assure you that he would demonstrate the highest level of professionalism and seriousness to his patients, exceeding that of most practicing physicians and surgeons.

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance as you make your decision. I can be reached at almost any time on my cell phone — 303–518–1140.


John M. Holcomb

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