Dr Emyr Abdul Hafiz CHOWDHURY

Medical practitioners tribunal – New Hearing scheduled
Outcome on impairment
Hearing not yet held
Summary of outcome
Hearing not yet held
Type of case
Hearing date from
22 Feb 2021
Hearing date to
26 Feb 2021
Adjourned part-heard. Previously sat: 30 September - 7 October 2019, 20-24 July, 19-30 October and 27 November 2020.
Location of hearing
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Area of practice

Pre hearing information


The tribunal has found that Dr Chowdhury carried out a revision left total knee arthroplasty on Patient A and inappropriately implanted the wrong-sided replacement prosthesis. The tribunal found that Dr Chowdhury failed to adequately report this because he had realised that the wrong-sided replacement prosthesis had been implanted. Further, the tribunal found that Dr Chowdhury failed to to inform Patient A or Patient A’s GP about the wrong-sided replacement prosthesis being implanted despite having realised that this was the case. The tribunal found that the above actions of Dr Chowdhury were dishonest.

The tribunal will reconvene to consider whether Dr Chowdhury’s fitness to practise is impaired by reason of misconduct.



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