David Arndt, the Massachusetts physician suspended by the state medical board earlier this month for leaving a patient on the operating table while he went to the bank, faces more bad news. The state Board of Registration in Medicine has added a reprimand to that suspension, disciplining Arndt in connection with a conviction on a 1998 Louisiana charge that he filed a false affidavit to help his lover remain in the U.S. illegally. Arndt, 41, a Harvard Medical School graduate, pleaded guilty to the charge in 1998 and was sentenced to three years' probation and fined $3,000. The Massachusetts medical board ordered him to complete 100 hours of community service in addition to his suspension for leaving a spinal-fusion operation July 10 at 183-bed Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge. -- by Michael Romano
New sanction for doc who left patient on OR table
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