Cardiologist fronts tribunal for professional misconduct

Former Australian Medical Association president Keith Woollard (pictured) has been hauled before the State Administrative Tribunal again, this time facing professional misconduct charges over botched angioplasty surgery that resulted in the death of journalist John Brown in 2005.

Counsel representing the Medical Board of Australia on Friday, Fiona Stanton, painted a picture of a man motivated by financial self-interest to perform as many angioplasty procedures as possible in the shortest possible time.