What it was like to work with the fake doctor

Accused fake doctor Shyam Acharya was well known for his “unsavoury medicine”, but managed to fly under the radar by laying claim to a real clinician's specialist college membership and research, former colleagues say.

Mr Acharya is accused of posing as Indian-born Dr Sarang Chitale to dupe four NSW hospitals and two medical companies, including pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, over the course of nearly 15 years.

The 41-year-old is believed to have skipped the country after being charged with falsely holding himself out as a registered medical