'Serial killer' defamation fight erupts between surgeons

Dr Elie Khoury claims Dr David Kirwan told other doctors he 'tortured' patients

An orthopaedic surgeon is suing a colleague for allegedly telling other doctors he was a serial killer who murdered patients.

Two orthopaedic surgeons in ugly defamation stoush

Dr Elie Khoury lodged his defamation case with the Victorian Supreme Court, claiming he suffered financial losses as a result of Dr David Kirwan's 12-year campaign to destroy his reputation.

Both doctors practise in Albury-Wodonga on the Victorian border, where Dr Khoury is clinical director of