What’s Current: USC gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall was allowed to keep treating students despite misconduct allegations

Dr. George Tyndall (Image: USC)
  • Dr. George Tyndall, the University of Southern California’s student health clinic’s gynecologist, has been accused of misconduct repeatedly, for years, but the University allowed him to keep practicing. The Los Angeles Times reports :

“The complaints began in the 1990s, when co-workers alleged he was improperly photographing students’ genitals. In the years that followed, patients and nursing staff accused him again and again of ‘creepy’ behavior, including touching women inappropriately during pelvic exams and making sexually suggestive remarks about their bodies.”

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