Locum histopathologist is struck off for clinical errors and lyingBMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4741 (Published 22 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4741
- Clare Dyer
- 1The BMJ
A locum consultant histopathologist who committed a catalogue of clinical errors and lied to prospective employers about his previous job has been struck off by a panel of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service.
Ioannis Tosounidis, who qualified in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 2001, worked as a locum in autumn 2011 at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge and at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital. Colleagues at both hospitals became concerned that Tosounidis was misdiagnosing samples.
Matters came to a head three months into his contract at Addenbrooke’s, when he was found to …