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King County Physician Surrenders License

OLYMPIA, WA – In November 2023, the Washington Medical Commission (WMC) accepted the permanent surrender of the license to practice medicine of King County obstetrics and gynecology, reproductive endocrinology/infertility physician Christopher N. Herndon, MD (License #60788000).

Herndon is alleged to have replaced a patient’s selected donor sperm with their own when performing an intrauterine insemination procedure in 2009 while practicing in California. This procedure resulted in the birth of a child in 2010 with a different paternal donor than their sibling born previously through the same process.

Through this surrender, Herndon is not eligible to renew or reactivate his Washington license.

Legal documents in this case are available online by visiting the DOH Provider Credential Search.


**This notice is intended to comply with RCW 18.130.110.

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