A Fort Myers doctor is behind bars on Friday after accusations that he sexually assaulted a patient.
The Lee County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrest of Dr. Asif Choudhury, 54, on charges of sexual assault. According to LCSO, a nurse witnessed Choudhury assault a patient during a procedure and reported the incident superiors, who then reported it to law enforcement.
No other details of the allegations, including when the incident occurred, were immediately made available. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office Special Victims Unit and the State Attorney’s Office worked on the case.
Choudhury is currently in the Lee County Jail, with a trial date set for February 5. No bond had been set as of Friday afternoon.
According to the Florida Department of Health, Choudhury is a gastroenterologist, who practices at Florida Digestive Care in Fort Myers. State records show he had staff access at Lee Memorial Hospital, Gulf Coast Medical Center, and Lehigh Regional Medical Center, and received his license to practice in Florida in 2000. He initially began practicing medicine in 1995, and has previously been licensed in New York, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Maryland.
Choudhury had one previous disciplinary action on his record, according to state records, a 2004 case where he was cited for performing an endoscopy on the wrong patient. An order from the state Board of Medicine shows that Choudhury was fined $10,000 and required to complete additional training.
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