Texas hospital under fire for allowing neurosurgeon described as sociopath to keep operating

By: Doug J. Swanson Dallas Morning News

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March 9, 2014 Updated: March 10, 2014 at 11:35 am
photo - Christopher Duntsch.
Christopher Duntsch. 

DALLAS - Christopher Duntsch, once a supremely confident neurosurgeon with a solid resume and a wealth of potential, fled town in disgrace last year under a scalding cascade of allegations.

A colleague called him a sociopath and a "clear and present danger" to patients. Another doctor compared him to a serial killer. A fellow surgeon was so alarmed by what he saw that he grabbed Duntsch's tools in the middle of an operation.

Duntsch, 42, who moved to Centennial, no longer holds a medical license in Texas, but scrutiny has turned to a prestigious hospital where he worked.

Baylor Regional Medical Center at Plano now faces hard questions in court: Did it know Duntsch was not fit to practice, and did it fail to stop him?

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Texas hospital under fire for allowing neurosurgeon described as sociopath to keep operating

By: Doug J. Swanson Dallas Morning News
Updated: March 10, 2014 at 11:35 am

DALLAS - Christopher Duntsch, once a supremely confident neurosurgeon with a solid r?um?and a wealth of potential, fled town in disgrace last year under a scalding cascade of allegations. A colleague called him a sociopath and a "clear and present danger" to patients. Another doctor compared...

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