Former AMA president stung by record fine

A former AMA president has been stung with the largest fine in the medical board’s history after he botched an angioplasty procedure and tried to blame one of his mistakes on a nurse.

Perth cardiologist Dr Keith Woollard (pictured), AMA president between 1996 and 1998, was fined $75,000 this month after he performed the procedure on two patients, despite it being contraindicated, in 2007 and 2009.

He is now banned from performing angiogram, angioplasty and stenting procedures for at least five years, after the Western Australia's State Administrative Tribunal