Surgeon is struck off for behaviour “fundamentally incompatible” with being a doctor

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 01 June 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h3005
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1The BMJ

A general surgeon who botched a cancer operation, failing to remove an easily palpable tumour and leaving the patient with a distorted chest, has been struck off the medical register after persistently refusing to acknowledge his mistakes.

Mutasim Mohammed failed to show any insight into his shortcomings or to provide evidence of remediation despite two 12 month periods of suspension, a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service panel concluded.

He was originally suspended in December 2012 for working beyond the limits of his surgical competence in performing breast cancer surgery when he had little …

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