Surgeon who shared his experiences of inappropriate behaviour escapes sanction

BMJ 2018; 360 doi: (Published 06 March 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k1072
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

An orthopaedic surgeon who made unwanted sexual advances towards a foundation year one doctor has escaped sanction by a medical practitioners’ tribunal because he later used his case as an example to warn other doctors against harassing colleagues.

Milind Mehta, 48, called the younger doctor into his office at Dr Gray’s Hospital in Elgin, Scotland, in February 2015, ostensibly to show her presentation slides. She had recently told him that her boyfriend in Glasgow had been diagnosed with cancer.

Mehta told her that she “would not be cheating” if she “found someone to confide in” who was not her boyfriend, and that she “needed …

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