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Famous US Physician, arrested on sexually assaulting patient

Famous US Physician, arrested on sexually assaulting patient

New York : In a shocking move, famous US Physician and Ted-talker Dr David H. Newman, has been arrested for sexually assaulting a female patient.

According to reports of Nytimes, Dr. Newman, 45, has been accused of drugging, groping and masturbating on a female patient and groping another in episodes several months apart, the authorities said. These include accusations of a 29-year old female who reported to the police that during her visit to the emergency room of Mount Sinai on the night of 12 January,2016, where she had gone with complaints of shoulder pain, Dr. Newman had given her an extra shot of morphine, disabling her. Then he fondled her and ejaculated on her face, she reported. As soon as these allegations were out in the media, another patient of Dr Newman, woman, 22, came out to public recounting that when she had gone to the emergency room with a cold on Sept. 21, Dr. Newman groped her breasts under her shirt.

Dr David H. Newman, has been the attending physician at the emergency department of Mount Sinai hospital, New York since 2010, and has been famous for being an avid Ted-talker as well as that fact that Newman blogged for the New York Times and the Huffington Post, and wrote a book – “Hippocrates’ Shadow: Secrets From the House of Medicine” – exploring “the underbelly of modern medicine and the fraying of the patient-doctor bond.” (as reported by India today)

The incidents, as reported further by NYtimes, has shocked the family,  patients as well as colleagues of Dr Newman, who all Expressed Disbelief Over Arrest of Doctor With Picture-Perfect Life. His family as well as  many of his collegaues have come out in public in support of the doctor

As reported by Press Herald, Newman is being kept in the Manhattan Detention Complex on $50,000 bail or $150,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court again on Feb. 23. Further, he has reported to have been removed from his post at Mount Sinai, pending investigations

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