Doc­tor ‘lied on CV’ to ad­vance his ca­reer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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