Dr Martyn Mendelsohn - deregistered for two years

15 December 2008

Today, the NSW Medical Tribunal ordered Dr Martyn Mendelsohn, an Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon, to be deregistered for a period of at least two years starting 29 December 2008.

The Tribunal found that Dr Mendelsohn had engaged in professional misconduct, when he engaged in oral sexual intercourse with a female patient during a consultation in his room after-hours without any staff present. Dr Mendelsohn, who performed a cosmetic procedure on the patient immediately after, had also failed to obtain proper consent for the procedure and to properly observe the patient during and after the procedure.

The patient had reported the incident to Police immediately after it occurred. Dr Mendelsohn admitted professional misconduct. The patient did not give evidence in the hearing.

Further Information

The full decision is available at the NSW Medical Board’s website

For further information, contact Kim Swan, Executive Officer of the Health Care Complaints Commission, on 9219 7444 or send an email to media@hccc.nsw.gov.au.

The information in this media release is correct at the time of publication. Orders may change; for example, conditions may no longer apply. For current information regarding the status of a registered health practitioner, including any conditions that currently apply, please check the National Register at www.ahpra.gov.au.