Dr Mario Athinodorou, 53, from South Australia has been banned from practising medicine for 13 years after being found guilty of sexually assaulting female patients for more than 15 years.
The South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal’s Presiding Member Elizabeth Sheppard on Tuesday said the doctor had shown an “alarming lack of insight into his conduct and the effect his conduct had on his young female patients”.
The tribunal found that Dr Athinodorou breached his professional boundaries while treating 10 women from 1997 to 2012. As a result, he had his registration cancelled and has been banned from providing some types of services to female patients.
Last year, a 151-page judgement described how he breached professional medical boundaries while treating ten women, aged from their early 20s to middle age.
Medica Board of Australia chair Anne Tonkin thanked the female patients who raised their concerns with the board in order to keep others safe.