'Dangerous' OBGYN faces suspension in Quebec

Dr. Robert Pilorgé, who practices at the Hospital St. Mary's, faces a charge of sexual misconduct...

Dr. Robert Pilorgé, who practices at the Hospital St. Mary's, faces a charge of sexual misconduct for telling a patient she was "fine hams" and have him pinched thighs, in 2013. CHANTAL POIRIER/QMI Agency

Heloise Archambault, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:42 PM ET

MONTREAL — Quebec's College of Physicians is trying to suspend a "dangerous" gynecologist who it says propositioned patients for sex, failed to properly treat others and might have contributed to the death of a newborn.

The college alleges Dr. Robert Pilorge, from St. Mary's Hospital in Montreal, should not be allowed to practice medicine until his disciplinary hearing.

"This is a dangerous doctor," Jacques Prevost, lawyer for the college, told a tribunal this week.

The college accuses Pilorge of sexual misconduct for allegedly pinching a patient's thighs last year and telling her she had "nice gams."

The doctor is also accused of telling the woman that if he were her husband, "he would do her twice a week."

The unidentified woman told the tribunal she feared being assaulted.

"I even asked myself if he could go further than that," she said.

The college's lawyer said Pilorge took advantage of women who were physically restrained.


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