Corasanti Receives Clinical Privileges to Return to Practicing Medicine

June 12, 2013 Updated Jun 12, 2013 at 12:11 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Corasanti Receives Clinical Privileges to Return to Practicing Medicine

June 12, 2013 Updated Jun 12, 2013 at 12:11 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Dr. James Corasanti has received clinical privileges to continue practicing medicine.

Corasanti was acquitted of all felony charges in the August 2011 death of Alexandria Rice. He was drunk when he hit Rice with his car and spent eight months behind bars for a misdemeanor DWI conviction.

Kaleida Health today released the following statement regarding Corasanti:

“Dr. Corasanti has applied for and has received clinical privileges that are consistent with his license to practice medicine. Kaleida Health has not hired him or retained him to provide clinical services.

“Like all physicians who are interested in practicing in our facilities, he went through this formal review process.

“His request for privileges first went through the Kaleida Health medical/dental staff’s credentials committee, then to the medical executive committee and finally, to the Kaleida Health Board of Directors.”

Dr. Corasanti, a former employee of the Buffalo Medical Group, was a practicing gastroenterologist and the medical director of the GI endoscopy unit at Buffalo General Medical Center until July 2011."

Eyewitness News will have more information tonight at 5 and 6.