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Discipline over verbally abusive behavior upheld

The Court of Appeals of Iowa upheld a decision by the state's board of medicine to discipline a doctor who had been terminated from a university hospital system as the result of his abusive and demeaning behavior towards his colleagues and students (Al-Jurf v. Iowa Board of Medicine). The case was decided July 24.

In 2003, the provost of the University of Iowa filed an ethics complaint against Adel Al-Jurf, an oncologist employed by the university's hospital system, accusing Al-Jurf of "personal vilification" and verbal abuse of other hospital employees.

A investigatory panel . . .

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