NYDailyNews A prominent doctor at Mount Sinai Hospital is the target of an NYPD investigation after a 22-year-old patient accused him of knocking her out with morphine and ejaculating on her face, the Daily News has learned. Dr. David Newman — an emergency physician described as a leading voice for health care reforms — is wanted for questioning in the alleged sex assault, sources said Wednesday. The 45-year-old Iraq War veteran has already been barred from seeing patients as the investigation plays out, hospital officials said. “We are aware of an allegation that has been made against one of our physicians,” the hospital said in a statement. “This is a matter under investigation and we are fully cooperating with the appropriate authorities. We take this matter very seriously and are conducting our own internal investigation.” Sources described the Jan. 11 incident in sickening detail. The patient showed up at Mount Sinai Hospital shortly before 10:30 p.m. complaining of pain in her right shoulder. She was taken to a private room inside the emergency room where nurses gave her two pain pills and a shot for inflammation. Because the woman was still in pain, a nurse administered morphine. The patient was then told to change into a gown for X-rays. The woman claims she removed her shirt and bra, but kept her pants on. The woman was still dressed in the gown when Newman walked into her room following the X-ray. “I’m going to give you a shot of morphine,” the doctor told her, according to sources familiar with the woman’s claims. The patient says she told the doctor that a nurse had already administered the drug, but she then felt a burning sensation in her arm that convinced her that Newman gave her more morphine anyway. The visit turned creepy when the patient, while the doctor was examining her back, told him she felt pain on the right side of her chest. Newman started fondling her breasts, she alleged, according to sources. The doctor then moved her bed away from the wall and positioned himself with his back toward the patient. The woman heard the sounds of someone masturbating — and then felt semen on her face, she claimed. All the while, she was unable to move because she was heavily medicated, sources said. Newman, after allegedly finishing his dirty deed, used a blanket to wipe off the substance from her face. A nurse later came into the room and found the woman in a blacked-out state. “What is wrong with her? Why is she like this?” the patient heard the nurse ask a staffer, sources said. The nurse, joined by another physician, Dr. Andrew Jagoda, roused the woman and asked what happened. The patient was drifting in and out of consciousness and unable to respond, she claimed, according to sources. Once the woman woke up, she walked into the bathroom and spotted what appeared to be semen on her face and bare chest. She told police she wiped it off with a gown, which she then placed in a plastic bag along with the bedding — presumably to preserve as evidence, sources said. When Jagoda returned to the room a short while later, the patient described what happened and said she wanted to go home. Jagoda asked the woman if she wanted him to call the police. She said she wanted to speak with his supervisor, sources said. Jagoda then dropped a bombshell — his supervisor was Newman, the doctor she accused of sexual abuse. Horrified, the woman gathered her belongings and left the hospital, sources said. The doctor has published a book called “Hippocrates Shadow: Secrets from the House of Medicine,” in which he lampoons what he sees as a growing disconnect between doctors and their patients. Newman served as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves. In 2005, he was deployed to Iraq where he received an Army Commendation Medal, according to his author’s note. Newman, who was the subject of a 2009 medical malpractice suit that was dismissed by a judge, didn’t return requests for comment. A woman, who spoke through the door at his home in Montclair, N.J., had little to say. “Sorry,” she said. “Nothing happened.”
This story is horrifying if true, a patent at Mount Sinai hospital in New York City has accused a prominent doctor of giving her a second dose of morphine in order to incapacitate her, then jerking off in her face. The woman claims that she was too doped up on morphine to move, but does remember the entire incident, and that despite the fact that the doctor tried to clean up after himself the woman found semen on her face and chest afterwards. One of two things happened here, either the doctor truly is a creep who gets his kicks by jerking off on sleeping patients, or this woman is a gold digger who concocted the whole story in order to sue the hospital for an easy payday.