Doctor who danced during surgical operation gets suspended by medical board

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  • After receiving reports of alleged malpractice at Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte’s cosmetic surgery practice, the Georgia Composite Medical Board suspended the physician’s license
  • Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte was seen on a viral video dancing to a hip-hop song while performing a surgical procedure

A dermatologist who was seen in a viral video dancing to a hip-hop song while performing a surgical procedure was suspended Thursday by the Georgia medical board.

In videos posted online, Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte is both a dancing dermatologist and a singing surgeon. She mugs for the camera and raps with an unconscious patient inches away, cutting and cutting up in the same rhythmic moment.

At least seven patients have filled complaints, accusing her of negligence. To prove it, they have the scars — or worse.

She wanted to be known as the “dancing doctor,” said Latoyah Rideau; the patient who appears in the video.

Instead of dancing, Ms. Rideau said, Dr. Davis-Boutte should have been paying more attention to her work.

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“I just wanted my butt a little rounder and smaller,” she said.

What she received instead were lopsided buttocks and continual itching on her left side, she said.

“I can’t live like this. It affects my relationship, it affects everything,” Ms. Rideau said via NY Times. “I’m very self-conscious.”

Ojay Liburb, the son of Icilma Cornelius, said that her mother underwent liposuction surgery in 2016. The 54-year-old patient went into cardiac arrest and suffered permanent brain damage thereafter.

Davis-Boutte has settled at least four malpractice suits, including with the Cornelius family for an undisclosed amount. But even this week, she insisted she had done nothing wrong.

“Would I go back and do anything differently? No, because it was something unforeseen and unpreventable,” she said.

But Georgia’s medical board disagrees, so they suspended Davis-Boutte’s medical license, which said her continued practice “poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare.”