London professor struck off for bullying and dishonestyBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7215.938 (Published 09 October 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:938
- Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
A British professor of respiratory medicine with an international reputation in asthma research was struck off the medical register last week for bullying and threatening junior colleagues and for misleading investigators who were looking into allegations that he had tried to cover up blunders in a clinical drug trial.
The General Medical Council in London found Robert Davies, former professor of respiratory medicine at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London School of Medicine, guilty of serious professional misconduct.
Dr Jeremy Lee-Potter, chairman of the professional conduct committee, told Professor Davies that the committee was “gravely …