Rheumatologist ‘shamed’ medical profession

A Canadian rheumatologist has been publicly reprimanded for the “callous, unthinking, reprehensible and unforgivable” abuse of four of his female patients.

The discipline committee of the Ontario College of Physicians and Surgeons told Dr Tariq Iqbal this week there was “no place in our profession for a physician who abuses their patients for self-gratification…You have brought shame not only to yourself but the profession as a whole”.