Prof Khalid Khan, who was suspended for groping a colleague, has been reinstated after claiming he has attended courses on maintaining professional boundaries
A disgraced gynaecologist who was unmasked as a groper in a blog penned by a female colleague has been allowed to treat patients again.
Prof Khalid Khan, 55, one of Britain's top women's health doctors, has insisted he now uses a personalised 'safe social zone' when speaking to women after attending courses on maintaining professional and social boundaries.
Prof Khan had been suspended for 12 months last year after he fondled the breasts of Dr Jen Gunter 'like an octopus' whilst both were attending a medical conference.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
The investigation into him began after Dr Gunter waived her right to anonymity and blogged about the incident saying she she was inspired to speak out by the 'Me Too' movement and what she called 'the brave women in Hollywood' who exposed Harvey Weinstein.
The Canadian medic said she had to 'peel' Khan off her following the 'sustained and deliberate' incident in a hotel bar.
She wrote: 'He started that octopus body crawl that so many women know only too well. He was nuzzling my neck and his disgusting hot breath was in my ear.
'He was groping my breasts, running his hands up and down my back, and putting his arm around my waist pulling me against his body.
'Each time I moved one hand or arm another seemed to take his place. I told him to stop. I removed his hands more forcefully each time.'
Last year, Khan - who was Professor of Women's Health and Clinical Epidemiology at London's Queen Mary University and an honorary consultant at Barts and the London School of Medicine - was found guilty of professional misconduct and sexually motivated behaviour and was banned from working in the UK.
But last month a disciplinary panel in Manchester allowed to him to return to unrestricted medical practise after Khan said he had attended courses on maintaining professional boundaries and claimed he had learnt 'not to deviate from a grey zone' and 'to retract back into a safe social zone' when speaking to women.
Dr Jen Gunter waived her right to anonymity and blogged about incident in 2017, claiming that Khan fondled her breasts in hotel bar while they both attended a conference in the US in 2014
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester was told that the incident took place in October 2014 whilst Dr Gunter and Khan were attending the International Pelvic Pain Society Conference at the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago where they were guest speakers.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
She was introduced to the professor in the hotel lobby by a friend after dinner and the three of them went to the bar for a drink but Dr