Breast cancer surgeon is struck off because of risk to patients

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: (Published 07 November 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7249
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A 64 year old former consultant breast surgeon who botched a string of operations and whose performance assessment showed that she posed “a great risk to patients” has been struck off by the General Medical Council.

Puvaneswary Markandoo’s performance was so poor that it did not reach the level of a newly qualified doctor, a GMC fitness to practise panel heard.

After various clinical posts at registrar and consultant level, she was appointed as a consultant oncoplastic breast surgeon at Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in Yorkshire in February 2005. But she …

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