Psychiatry drop out used fake CV for job
A FORMER doctor at Ashford’s William Harvey Hospital, who based his career around a bogus CV over seven years, has been struck off.
Dr Kelvin Chatoor, of Gordon Close, Hythe Road, Ashford, claimed he had passed a Bachelor of Science with first class honours and that he was the top student in a roll of 2,700 pupils.
But Chatoor, 40, whose ambition was to become a psychiatrist, had dropped out of the course before completing it.
Chatoor also falsely claimed that he was a member of the Royal Australian and New Zea- land College of Psychiatrists, a General Medical Council hearing was told.
He told hospitals in Herefordshire, Kent, Plymouth and East Berkshire he had worked as a senior house officer in psychiatry at London’s Florence Nightingale Hospital from May 2000 until April 2005
But he had only worked at the hospital for one month in November 2001 and that was in the women’s psychiatric intensive care unit.
Martin Forde QC, for Dr Chatoor, said that despite Dr Chatoor’s admissions, the pub- lic were not at risk from the doctor due to the nature of his work. The GMC on Friday found Dr Chatoor’s fitness to practise impaired.
Chatoor gained the post of a staff grade doctor specialising in adult psychiatry based at the William Harvey Hospital by using his fake Florence Nightingale post again.
The doctor also lied about a post in Trinidad by claiming in his CV he had been “fully involved in the initial assessment of all psychiatric patients attending the hospital.”
But Chatoor, who had worked in the radiology and nuclear medicine department as a radiology resident, told the panel: “The medical rotations as well as the A&E would have covered a lot of psychiatry.”
A charge that Chatoor risked public safety by asserting he had passed a Bachelor of Science with first class honours and also that he was the top pupil in a roll of 2,700 students was thrown out due to a lack of evidence.
But he admitted the claim he had made was misleading, dishonest and not of the standards expected of a medical practitioner.