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A former Nashville plastic surgeon convicted in the death of his model girlfriend has died Friday morning.

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Heart Attack my tush

United States

#1 Jun 22, 2010
This man killed his girlfriend, he looked like he was heading to jail for murder, and he got scared and shot himself up with some sort of drug that would cause heart failure. Who would know a better way to fake an accidental death than a doctor??? After all, it was proven he had a drug problem that cost him his medical licenses in NY AND TN. Plus he was under indefinite suspension of his license for gross negligence and for having a personal dating relationship with two patients. He was convicted of stalking his dead girlfriend when she moved to Union, KY to get away from him. He was given probation for that one and now she
s dead. Got to love the criminal justice system! I feel for his parents and sister, but hopefully HIS death will save the next woman he would have taken an interest in~

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Angelmm

Williamsburg, MA

#2 Jul 6, 2010
I Cant stand morons like you who just jabber off at the mouth without realizing what the hell they are saying, He was convicted of negligent homicide , HE WAS LOOKING AT 2 YEARS TOPS!!!!! the worst part of it is that this "girlfriend" is a raging ADDICT!!!! so spare me the bs that she was innocent , im not saying what he was doing was not wrong , but it wasnt like he forced her for christ sake!!! she wanted to get high , and when you inject drugs you run the risk of dying, when addicts see a doctor they see a another way to feed the addiction,,,,,so please spare me the innocent princess routine , she is just another victim of addiction and this moron doctor got off on it , just like SHE DID.....wake up

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Sandra

Nashville, TN

#4 Jul 6, 2010
Heart Attack my tush wrote:
This man killed his girlfriend, he looked like he was heading to jail for murder, and he got scared and shot himself up with some sort of drug that would cause heart failure. Who would know a better way to fake an accidental death than a doctor??? After all, it was proven he had a drug problem that cost him his medical licenses in NY AND TN. Plus he was under indefinite suspension of his license for gross negligence and for having a personal dating relationship with two patients. He was convicted of stalking his dead girlfriend when she moved to Union, KY to get away from him. He was given probation for that one and now she
s dead. Got to love the criminal justice system! I feel for his parents and sister, but hopefully HIS death will save the next woman he would have taken an interest in~
You're just mad because he had no interest in you. Stop being a man hater.
Dr Scott R Smith

Santa Cruz, CA

#5 Jul 7, 2010
Angelmm wrote:
I Cant stand morons like you who just jabber off at the mouth without realizing what the hell they are saying, He was convicted of negligent homicide , HE WAS LOOKING AT 2 YEARS TOPS!!!!! the worst part of it is that this "girlfriend" is a raging ADDICT!!!! so spare me the bs that she was innocent , im not saying what he was doing was not wrong , but it wasnt like he forced her for christ sake!!! she wanted to get high , and when you inject drugs you run the risk of dying, when addicts see a doctor they see a another way to feed the addiction,,,,,so please spare me the innocent princess routine , she is just another victim of addiction and this moron doctor got off on it , just like SHE DID.....wake up
YOU are the moron, Angelmm [Angelmostmoronic]. Koulis' license to practice medicine (throughout the globe) was indefinitely suspended. He was unable to practice medicine because of the notoriety of his previous TWO convictions, and he was forced to work as a medical consultant for attorneys. There was an extremely high probability his conviction would be upheld on appeal. Conviction of a felony (criminally reckless homicide involving Schedule I narcotics) would have resulted in permanent revocation of his medical license, which would have barred him from further performing as a medical consultant. The long-term stress and shame of being ostracized by the medical profession while awaiting his hapless appeal certainly could have conspired to cause a heart attack in the 42-year-old loser. You have a serious problem with women, don't you!
Zapit

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Jul 10, 2010
Well all of you are retards. After reading What took place, and what happened to her and then he took his life. They are both at fault.
It takes two to make this happen. No one person is at fault. She loved to get high like he did. She died from an over dose and then he was convicted of a lower offense. 2 years jail time. He lost his woman , his practice his whole world ended. He took the chicken way out. I don't feel sorry for him. But her family I do.
hmmm

Nashville, TN

#7 Jul 12, 2010
Zapit wrote:
Well all of you are retards. After reading What took place, and what happened to her and then he took his life. They are both at fault.
It takes two to make this happen. No one person is at fault. She loved to get high like he did. She died from an over dose and then he was convicted of a lower offense. 2 years jail time. He lost his woman , his practice his whole world ended. He took the chicken way out. I don't feel sorry for him. But her family I do.
What about his family?
dick gassen

United States

#9 Aug 1, 2010
The only thing retarded and moronic here is all the recriminatory accusations going on the threads of this discussion. The deceased doctor suffered from some sociopathic disorder that caused him to be excessively possessive. He got Lesa Buchanan addicted to (1) assuage this own consciously over being an addict himself; and (2) to keep her under this constant control. He used the power of intimidation and drugs abuse to maintain his mastery over her. He might not have intended to kill her (the basis of murder), but she became terminally ill and began dying a slow death the moment she met him. Cases like this are unfortunately all too common -- and horrifically tragic.
DR M

Riverdale, GA

#10 Aug 1, 2010
Both were drug addicts simple, and drug addict die daily...The problem is that there too many drug addicts I see dying everyday in this country.
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Kathleen, GA

#12 Aug 1, 2010
In February 2001, attorney Daniel A. Ragland filed a lawsuit against a medical doctor in Nashville, Tennessee asserting claims of medical malpractice, sexual assault and battery, breach of fiduciary duties, and intentional inflictions of emotional distress. The lawsuit was filed in the Circuit Court of Davidson County Tennessee and was captioned, Melissa A. Minton vs. Christ P. Koulis, M.D. et. al, Case No. 01C-591. That lawsuit alleged that Dr. Koulis, a plastic surgeon and former graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical School, was negligent in his performance of breast augmentation surgery as well as his care of post-operative complications which arose after surgery. The Plaintiff alleged that Dr. Koulisí malpractice led to permanent gross disfigurement. The lawsuit was reported in the Nashville Post.

Moreover, Dr. Koulis was accused of taking advantage of his position as a physician by giving drugs to the Plaintiff for recreational purposes both before and after the surgery, and seducing Ms. Minton into having sexual relations with him several times while there existed a doctor-patient relationship. Ms. Minton claimed that she was especially susceptible to Dr. Koulisí inappropriate sexual advances because she was a young adult, because of the drugs given to her by Dr. Koulis, because she had diminished judgment as a result of a traumatic brain injury she suffered in a car accident several years earlier, and because of the perceived power and influence Dr. Koulis had as a physician providing operative care. Dr. Koulis eventually agreed to a pre-trial settlement on terms which are required to be kept confidential.
Educated opinion

Danville, PA

#13 Aug 7, 2010
"The only thing retarded and moronic here is all the recriminatory accusations going on the threads of this discussion. The deceased doctor suffered from some sociopathic disorder that caused him to be excessively possessive. He got Lesa Buchanan addicted to (1) assuage this own consciously over being an addict himself; and (2) to keep her under this constant control. He used the power of intimidation and drugs abuse to maintain his mastery over her. He might not have intended to kill her (the basis of murder), but she became terminally ill and began dying a slow death the moment she met him. Cases like this are unfortunately all too common -- and horrifically tragic. "
"Moreover, Dr. Koulis was accused of taking advantage of his position as a physician by giving drugs to the Plaintiff for recreational purposes both before and after the surgery, and seducing Ms. Minton into having sexual relations with him several times while there existed a doctor-patient relationship. Ms. Minton claimed that she was especially susceptible to Dr. Koulisí inappropriate sexual advances because she was a young adult, because of the drugs given to her by Dr. Koulis, because she had diminished judgment as a result of a traumatic brain injury she suffered in a car accident several years earlier, and because of the perceived power and influence Dr. Koulis had as a physician providing operative care. Dr. Koulis eventually agreed to a pre-trial settlement on terms which are required to be kept confidential. "
He was pretty much n arogant scumbag who thought he was smarter than everybody else and above the law.
He got Lesa hooked on drugs to "enhance the sex" and she agreed because she would do anything to please him because she loved him so much----in the beginning. Once she wised up and realized what a sociopath he was, she tried to get away from him but he stalked her and she was too weak and cared too much for him to refuse him.
His death is no loss to society in general, and possibly not even so much to his family because he brought such shame on them and was responsible for one person's death and misery for several others. They probably feel sad that he's gone but know it's actually for the best, under the circumstances. Their sadness and grief is probably more for what he might have been than anything.
May he burn in hell.
ursick

Nashville, TN

#14 Aug 7, 2010
Educated opinion wrote:
"The only thing retarded and moronic here is all the recriminatory accusations going on the threads of this discussion. The deceased doctor suffered from some sociopathic disorder that caused him to be excessively possessive. He got Lesa Buchanan addicted to (1) assuage this own consciously over being an addict himself; and (2) to keep her under this constant control. He used the power of intimidation and drugs abuse to maintain his mastery over her. He might not have intended to kill her (the basis of murder), but she became terminally ill and began dying a slow death the moment she met him. Cases like this are unfortunately all too common -- and horrifically tragic. "
"Moreover, Dr. Koulis was accused of taking advantage of his position as a physician by giving drugs to the Plaintiff for recreational purposes both before and after the surgery, and seducing Ms. Minton into having sexual relations with him several times while there existed a doctor-patient relationship. Ms. Minton claimed that she was especially susceptible to Dr. Koulisí inappropriate sexual advances because she was a young adult, because of the drugs given to her by Dr. Koulis, because she had diminished judgment as a result of a traumatic brain injury she suffered in a car accident several years earlier, and because of the perceived power and influence Dr. Koulis had as a physician providing operative care. Dr. Koulis eventually agreed to a pre-trial settlement on terms which are required to be kept confidential. "
He was pretty much n arogant scumbag who thought he was smarter than everybody else and above the law.
He got Lesa hooked on drugs to "enhance the sex" and she agreed because she would do anything to please him because she loved him so much----in the beginning. Once she wised up and realized what a sociopath he was, she tried to get away from him but he stalked her and she was too weak and cared too much for him to refuse him.
His death is no loss to society in general, and possibly not even so much to his family because he brought such shame on them and was responsible for one person's death and misery for several others. They probably feel sad that he's gone but know it's actually for the best, under the circumstances. Their sadness and grief is probably more for what he might have been than anything.
May he burn in hell.
You call all of that vitriolic rambling an "educated opinion"?
GO BACK TO SCHOOL! Both of them had problems. Don't blame what happened on him only. She was adult enough to make her own decisions. Her decison to partake in taking drugs was her decision and she did so consentually.
Bryan

Elizabeth, NJ

#15 Aug 19, 2010
I saw this story on dateline on ID. I have seen other cases like this where a blatant sociopath cons his or her way out of a life or death sentence. The random 12 people these hick states pick are pathetic. They must all be simpletons; never knowing when someone is saying what they think YOU WANT to hear. I suspect half of these schmucks are either obsessive Catholics or repulsive Mormons. If this case was tried in New York or the Tri state area, where we have more experience with sociopaths and liars, and drugs, he would have been convicted of first degree murder. It is states and people like the jurors and the advocates of this horrifying creature named Koulis that give our judicial system a bad name. I contend that a 10 year old child could follow the facts in this case more closely and astutely than you SOBs. Actually, a brain dead computer could give you a better probability of guilt than you in-breeders.

Let's face it, no one wants to be responsible for putting a man to death for something you didn't yourself witness. But that it what society asks of us when another member of our society commits a crime. It is a small price to pay for all our freedoms.

Another thing, man of you mid westerners believe that it is not the job of the state/court to punish people. But that is EXACTLY what it is for! We punish people to make EXAMPLES out of them, in order to DISSUADE others from doing similar crimes! You people need to wake up, our society is festering from within because of your lack of conviction in convicting!

Since: Aug 10

Nashville, TN

#16 Aug 20, 2010
She was a willing participant!!! Bryan, I take exception to your characterization of the people of the great state of Tennessee. We are totally as educated and socially conscious as people from New York. The evidence was heard by a jury of his peers and based on the evidence a verdict was reached. Although our juducial system is not perfect, it is still the best in the world. Just because the opinion reached does not agree with yours, that does not make it incorrect.
Nice hair dude

United States

#17 Aug 21, 2010
Hey Chris, or Christ as I've seen on-line, really nice piece. It has everything but the price tag hanging off of it. You'd think a doctor could be able to afford at least a convincing rug or plugs or something! Now you're gone to the great hair piece place in the sky.... too bad.
John

Arlington Heights, IL

#18 Aug 21, 2010
It seems that most of you missed the point. Here we have two nice persons who unfortunately got addicted to drugs. From my personal experience Dr. Koulis was a very kind man and doctor.
You know very well that any addiction is hard to break (alcohol, smoking, drugs, etc); Especially with drugs the end results often are tragic. Instead of being so judgemental of others, and hurting thus the families of these people, pray to God and teach your family members to never-ever get involved with drugs
Doc

Mission Viejo, CA

#19 Aug 22, 2010
John

I think you are missing the point, perhaps because you had a relationship with Koulis.

Without Koulis, Lisa never gets into abusing a schedule 2 controlled drug. With or without Lisa, Koulis would have had his own drug issues and quite probably he would have been the result of other females dying.

IMHO (I am a medical expert, med school prof etc) Koulis is/was a sociopath. That he let Lisa die without telling the paramedics or ER Doc, that his girlfriend was high on opiates, was a dead give away. Just like his leaving for rehab and leaving Lisa in the bloody apartment. He took care of Christ, to hell with anyone elses needs.
Kharmachameleon

Portsmouth, RI

#20 Aug 22, 2010
Good riddance to Dr Khoulis who was a predator and would have continued to find women to victimize and control. As his own lawyer stated he was an emotionally immature man who was a sociopath and should never have become a doctor. Thankfully no more women and children will be exposed to this pathetic little wannabe doctor who could only maintain a relationship with women by dominating them with drugs...... Kharma Dr. KJoulis....Rest in peace Ms. Buchanan.
Oh and by the way please don't gratutitously use the term "retarded" my supposed "retarded" child has more emotional intelligence than the self important indulged man child Dr. Khoulis.
A judger

Phoenix, AZ

#21 Aug 22, 2010
When I see postings such as John's (...instead of being so judgemental of others...) I want to gag. The touchie-feelie state this nation is in, is due in part to the PC establishment, and the need to admonish those who DO judge. We are human beings. Human beings make judgements (yes, even discriminatory ones, every day, and THAT'S O.K. Even our beloved animals do it for crying out loud! If this society continues to cower under the banner of political correctness, we're ALL in a heap of crap.
A quick response to Nice Hair Dude: If Kouis DID play a part in Ms. Buchanan's
death,(and God knows the truth) he won't have to worry about that rug blowing about in the proverbial wild blue wonder...he'll be dealing with a bald head at his own private weenie roast!
Get-a-life

Salem, AR

#22 Sep 4, 2010
Really? All this hyperbole, and back and forth condemnation? Two adults did some very bad things...first one wound up dead; and later the other. Sad, yes. Tragic, yes. Worthy of all the hostile and negative opinions...definitely not!
Since there are so many experts posting here; does anyone care to elaborate (factually) on how he died or what was the cause of death?
Get-a-life

Salem, AR

#23 Sep 4, 2010
By the way; appreciate ur post above John. Thank you for sincerely applying some intellect & logic to this situation. We are all human beings. As soon as we lose site of our shared bonds, and dehumanize people over their actions-however heinous their actions may seem, we have fallen down as a society, a people, and individuals.

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