California cardiologist loses license after sexual assault allegation

The Medical Board of California will revoke the medical license of a cardiologist accused of sexual assault.

Guillermo Andres Cortes, MD, allegedly sexually assaulted another physician while working at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. He denied the allegations.

Two other former colleagues of Cortes said they were sexually assaulted, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. Cortes said he had consensual relationships with both of them. A judge said he felt it was clear the initial alleged assault had occurred—but was not as certain about the other two.  

The Medical Board of California’s decision goes into effect in 30 days.

“To say that he can’t practice medicine again is pretty excessive,” said Peter Osinoff, Cortes’ attorney, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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