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Top NRI doctor quits after admitting plagiarism

A high-profile Indian-origin psychiatrist has resigned as a consultant at a London hospital after being convicted of dishonesty by the General Medical Council.

india Updated: Oct 24, 2008 23:22 IST
PTI

A high-profile Indian-origin psychiatrist has resigned as a consultant at a London hospital after being convicted of dishonesty by the General Medical Council (GMC).

Raj Persaud, the celebrity doctor, who admitted plagiarism at a GMC hearing in June, has stepped down as a consultant psychiatrist for the South London and Maudsley NHS trust.

"This is a private matter between the trust and Dr Persaud and I am afraid that we do not want to add anything to that," a spokesman for the Maudsley said confirming that Persaud had left.

Persaud, who considered Britain's best-known "mind doctor", was a regular on ITV's Good Morning programme and BBC Radio 4's 'All in the Mind', as well as a contributor to newspapers and medical journals, the Guardian reported today.

The 49-year old doctor, admitted to nine cases of plagiarism but denied deceit, blaming overwork and misunderstandings for sloppiness in acknowledging sources.

First Published: Oct 24, 2008 11:59 IST