A former resident at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio, who reportedly posted anti-Semitic remarks on Twitter, has been fired from her position.
Cleveland.com reports that Lara Kollab, who worked as a supervised Internal Medicine resident at the Cleveland Clinic for three months this year, is accused of posting a number of derogatory comments on Twitter, aimed at Jewish people.
“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,” the Cleveland Clinic said in an online statement.
On one Twitter post, Kollab allegedly referred to Jewish people as “dogs.” In another post, she wrote that she would “purposely give” Jewish people the wrong medications, according to the outlet. She also reportedly tweeted “destroy the home of all Jews” and condemned “sympathetic’ Zionists.”
“Hahha ewww.. I’ll purposely give all the [Jews] the wrong meds,” Kollab reportedly wrote in 2012.
Kollab is also accused of posting insensitive comments about the Holocaust.
“I don’t mean to sound insensitive but I have a REALLY hard time feeling bad about Holocaust seeing as the people who were in it now kill my people.”
Kollab’s tweets, posted under the alias Elle Kay, have since been deleted.
Canary Mission, a group of activists, professors, and organizations that “documents people and groups that promote hatred of the USA, Israel and Jews,” saved the doctor’s remarks. The group published a compilation of Kollab’s tweets, which included dozens of anti-Semitic comments that spanned from 2011-2018.
The group reports that along with her Twitter account, Kollab also deleted her Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram account.
Touro College is appalled by the anti-Semitic comments reportedly made by Lara Kollab, a graduate of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. The mission of Touro College is to educate, perpetuate and enrich the historic Jewish tradition of tolerance and dignity.
— Touro College (@WeAreTouro) December 31, 2018
Kollab also deleted her vitals.com account, which, according to the site, has over 400 negative reviews against her.
“Any doctor who intends to poison patients should not have a medical license and should be in jail,” a comment read.
“She said on record that as a doctor she will deliberately prescribe Jewish patients the wrong medication. Her license must be revoked at once!” another comment read.
According to Ohio state records, Kollab’s medical license was issued in Cuyahoga County and is valid until 2021.
The story continues to develop. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Lara Kollab/Facebook]