Surgeon who shouted and swore at colleagues is suspended

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: (Published 20 October 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g6349
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A surgeon who had to be ordered out of the operating theatre after shouting and swearing at colleagues and throwing a tissue collection bag in anger has been suspended for 12 months by a fitness to practise panel.

Moudar Maximilian Mahfoud, 49, was also found to have become so aggressive with a patient’s husband that hospital security guards were called, an incident which prompted his resignation from the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Essex and led the hospital trust to report him to the General Medical Council.

Mahfoud, a native of Syria, has left the United Kingdom and waived his right to attend the Manchester hearing of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, but he continued to communicate with GMC officials by emails, some of which were acerbic. In one he wrote, “ISIS …

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