Harvard doc gives up license after sex allegation
BOSTON (AP) -- A Harvard psychiatrist who specializes in treating eating disorders has surrendered his medical license after officials found he engaged in sexual misconduct with a bulimic patient.
The Board of Registration accepted Dr. David B. Herzog's resignation Wednesday.
An administrative magistrate found Herzog had a sexual encounter with his patient at her home in August 2010. The patient was 55 when she filed her complaint.
But Herzog's attorney, David Gould, said his client "categorically denies" what he said are baseless allegations and called the magistrate's findings "an absolute travesty."
Gould said it's the first-ever patient complaint against the 66-year-old Herzog. He said Herzog gave up his medical license because he thought "it was the best way he could continue to help people."
A Harvard Medical School spokeswoman told The Boston Globe she couldn't yet comment.