Harley Street doctor ‘crossed boundaries’ by asking patient to dance and sip vodka
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A Harley Street plastic surgeon who operated on acid attack victim Katie Piper faces being struck off after a disciplinary panel found he invited a female patient to dance to Julio Iglesias and a glass of vodka during a consultation.
Last week a medical practitioners tribunal service (MPTS) hearing found Mohammad Ali Jawad, 56, who founded the Nip n Tuck surgery in Wimpole Street, Marylebone, had been guilty of a ‘deplorable’ breach of professional responsibilities when he tried to woo his patient in October 2012.
The patient, a polish woman in her 30s who was seeking treatment for facial scarring, reported the consultant surgeon claiming he asked her “Do you see me as a man or a surgeon?” before grabbing her out of her chair and attempting to dance with her.
The panel also found Jawad showed her a YouTube clip of his attendance at the Pride of Britain Awards and complimented her appearance before cracking open the bottle of vodka she had brought him as a gift and pouring it into crystal glasses before dimming the lights and starting up a Julio Iglesias track.
The patient also claims the surgeon asked her if she thought he was “pretty” and grabbed her arms, causing bruising whilst attempting to dance with her.
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During the GMC hearing in Manchester last week a disciplinary panel found “the doctor’s fitness to practise is currently impaired”.
Dr Jawad, who worked with a string of high-profile clients including Miss Piper, also starred in an Oscar-wining documentary ‘Saving Face’ about his work to help victims of acid attacks in Pakistan with facial reocnstruction surgery.
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Following the session panel chairman David Kyle said: “ The Panel is of the view that Dr Jawad’s actions in consuming alcohol, playing music (that was not clinically justified), grabbing Patient A’s arms and lifting her out of her chair and asking her the ‘man or surgeon’ question, significantly crossed the boundaries of the doctor/patient relationship.”
“The Panel is in no doubt that fellow professionals would regard them to be deplorable.”
The tribunal will reconvene on October 4 to decide whether the doctor will be struck off permanently.
Dr Jawad who is currently understood to be in Pakistan, has denied the allegations.