News Professional Discipline 16th Apr 2018

Andrew Colman Successfully Vindicates Internationally Renowned Consultant Surgeon

Andrew Colman has successfully defended top robotic assisted urological surgeon Mr Omer Karim after a three-week hearing at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester. Mr Karim is acknowledged as an innovative leader in his field and has trained surgeons in the UK, Ireland, Turkey, South Africa and Kuwait. In a 2010 Daily Mail poll of his peers, he was voted to be one of the top ten prostate cancer surgeons in the UK, receiving national and international tertiary referrals for surgery.

He faced allegations of intimidating and threatening behaviour, dating back over four years and originating from a dispute within his NHS Trust, after Mr Karim was a whistle-blower to Monitor. All of those contested allegations were found not proved. The Tribunal then proceeded to consider the impairment stage and decided that Mr Karim had not committed any misconduct. The question of impairment of Mr Karim’s fitness to practise did not therefore arise. The Tribunal also decided that there were no grounds for the imposition of a warning.

Andrew was instructed by Stewart Duffy of RadcliffesLeBrasseur.

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