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Surgeon is struck off for failing to mention disciplinary action

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:274
  1. Owen Dyer
  1. London

    A surgeon who failed to mention his suspension in the United Kingdom on his application for an American licence to practise has been struck off for dishonesty.

    Mahesh Goel received a one year suspension from the General Medical Council 12 months ago for inadvertently removing the only healthy kidney of a patient who later died. He would have been eligible to resume work this month, but a GMC review hearing heard that Mr Goel had falsely answered a question about previous suspensions on a licence application form sent to the West Virginia Board of Medicine.

    Mr Goel's original suspension arose from the death of …

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