Monday, December 24, 2007

Photo of tattooed genitals costs surgeon his job

Can you say STUPID!? Yeah, I thought you could.
A Mayo Clinic surgeon in Phoenix, Arizona, who used his mobile phone camera instead of a scalpel has lost his job.

Dr. Adam Hansen was fired because he took photos of a patient's tattooed genitals and showed them to colleagues.

In a statement posted Friday on the Mayo Clinic Hospital website, CEO Denis Cortese states Hansen "is no longer practicing medicine at Mayo Clinic."

The hospital held a disciplinary hearing for Hansen earlier this week and said he could be fired. Officials declined to specify if he was fired or stepped down.

Hansen, chief resident of general surgery, admitted taking a photo with his cell phone Dec. 11 of a tattoo on strip club owner Sean Dubowik's penis which reads "Hot Rod."

Dubowik, who had undergone a gallbladder operation, learned of the photo Monday.

Hospital officials are also trying to identify the person who initially reported the incident and Dubowik's name to the media.

If you expected a photo you're just sick. Go to your room.

Courtesy link. I stole the whole article. Xinhua.



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