Surgeon didn't believe complaints about Dr. Doodnaught

Dr. Robert Brock leaves 361 University Ave. courthouse after testifying in the Dr. Doodnaught trial...

Dr. Robert Brock leaves 361 University Ave. courthouse after testifying in the Dr. Doodnaught trial on Tuesday. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/Toronto Sun)

Sam Pazzano, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 10:54 PM ET

A veteran surgeon testified Tuesday that he never acted upon a patient’s complaint of being sexually assaulted during an operation because he thought it would be impossible for such an incident to happen.

Dr. Robert Michael Brock, an orthopedic surgeon, said the elderly woman complained to him that she was fondled and kissed by anesthesiologist Dr. George Doodnaught.

Brock performed her knee replacement surgery while Doodnaught was the anesthesiologist at North York General Hospital in January 2010.

Brock said he was "completely taken aback" when the woman, 66, disclosed her allegation.

"I was trying to console the patient. It was such a bizarre statement," Brock told Crown attorney David Wright.



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