Disgraced Duke researcher settles malpractice claims
Posted January 2, 2012
DURHAM, N.C. — A former Duke University cancer researcher has settled almost a dozen malpractice claims recently, according to the North Carolina Medical Board.
Anil Potti came under scrutiny in 2010 after questions arose that he had falsely claimed to be a Rhodes Scholar and then about the scientific integrity of his research. He resigned several months later.
Two published papers based on his research were retracted after a collaborator said the results of Potti's work couldn't be reproduced.
The medical board, which has found Potti guilty of "unprofessional conduct," said he has settled 11 malpractice claims for at least $75,000 each. The board is reviewing the care that led to each settlement.