Cedars Sinai ER Doctor Charged with Sexual Assault

The suspect was a contract physician at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Cedars Sinai ER Doctor Charged with Sexual Assault

A former Cedars Sinai Medical Center emergency department doctor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting one of his female co-workers.

Dr. Anshul M. Gandhi, 34, was arrested January 23 and released on $100,000 bail the following day, reports the Canyon News. He’s been charged with forced oral copulation of a co-worker inside her Los Angeles apartment.

Cedars Sinai said in a statement that Gandhi was only a contract physician at its Los Angeles medical center and never an employee. The doctor’s attorney says Gandhi voluntarily resigned earlier this month to avoid a hostile work environment.

NBC Los Angeles reports that a spokesperson for the hospital wouldn’t say if Cedars Sinai had received any complaints about Gandhi’s behavior prior to his arrest, but several employees said that several women had come forward to report alleged sexual misconduct by the doctor. The employees who came forward spoke on condition of anonymity.

The Medical Board of California has issued a statement on the matter, saying it is aware of the allegations and is investigating.

Anyone with further information about this case has been asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central station at (213) 996-1842.

About the Author

Robin Hattersley Gray

Robin has been covering the security and campus law enforcement industries since 1998 and is a specialist in school, university and hospital security, public safety and emergency management, as well as emerging technologies and systems integration. She joined CS in 2005 and has authored award-winning editorial on campus law enforcement and security funding, officer recruitment and retention, access control, IP video, network integration, event management, crime trends, the Clery Act, Title IX compliance, sexual assault, dating abuse, emergency communications, incident management software and more. Robin has been featured on national and local media outlets and was formerly associate editor for the trade publication Security Sales & Integration. She obtained her undergraduate degree in history from California State University, Long Beach.

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