An anesthesiologist who has worked for 20 years at Seattle’s Swedish Medical Center has had his medical license suspended by the Medical Quality Assurance Commission, for what authorities call “sexting; sending photos and exposing his genitals” while in the operating room.
According to the hospital investigation, Doctor Arthur K. Zilberstein, age 47, “compromised the safety of surgical patients at least during the known period of April-August 2013.” At least some of the patients involved were undergoing caesarean birth operations at the time of his juvenile shenanigans.
Investigators revealed that lab coat loony Zilberstein is believed to have sent more than 250 sexually explicit texts during complex surgical procedures. During one particular abdominal operation on a woman, Zilberstein sent 45 messages over a 90-minute period.
On one day alone, said the state report, on June 17, 2013, Zilberstein sent 64 texts during seven surgeries, many of which were sexual in nature.
He is also accused of sending a photo of his genitals with his scrub pants pulled down while in the operating room. In one text he wrote: “Oh. And my partner walked in as I was pulling up my scrubs. I’m pretty sure he caught me.”
A spokesman for Swedish Medical Center said this: “Once we learned that the State had suspended this physician’s medical license, his Staff membership and privileges were immediately suspended. We just recently learned of these allegations and are conducting our own internal review of the physician, who is not directly employed by Swedish.”
Zilberstein is in fact employed by a contractor, Physicians Anesthesia Services. Wonder how proud they are of this notoriety?
Here’s another take on this freak:
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We are not particularly proud to report that clinical cretin Zilberstein is a graduate of the same medical school we are: UCSD La Jolla.
This note should go without saying but as some of you are new, we will once again reiterate the daffy doc reality in this country:
Zany Zilberstein will be fired by his employer and banned from Swedish Medical Center. He will almost assuredly move to another state, where he will be quietly relicensed and working in another O.R. within an appallingly brief period of time.
Who knows? He may even show up at a hospital near you, undressing patients totally unaware of his penchant for pee-pee exposure.
Don’t you just love American healthcare?
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