Doctor ‘lied on CV’ to advance his career
A DOCTOR peppered his CV with lies about his experience and qualifications to win lucrative posts at six hospitals, the General Medical Council heard.
Dr Kelvin Chatoor, of Gordon Close, Hythe Road, Ashford, claimed he had passed a Bachelor of Science with first class honours and that he came top in a class of 2,700 pupils.
The GMC heard that Chatoor, whose ambition was to become a psychiatrist, had dropped out of the course before completing it.
Andrew Hurst, for the GMC, told the hearing: “This case concerns the systematic and repeated actions by Dr Chatoor as to his qualifications and work experience in his effort to secure the clinical posts that he desired without having the clinical experience he claimed he did.”
Mr Hurst said the lies spread from May 2000 to April 2005 and included NHS trusts in Kent, Lancashire, Herefordshire, Plymouth and Berkshire.
“Dr Chatoor repeatedly reworded his experience either by falsely claiming a post he hadn’t done or by rewriting history by turning the posts he had held into different specialties in order to advance his CV.
He also falsely claimed membership of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.
Chatoor has made extensive admissions to a list of charges before the GMC.
Mr Hurst continued: “He hasn’t admitted that his actions were dishonest nor has he admitted that his actions risked compromising patient safety.”
The hearing continues.