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August 26, 2005 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
A former pathologist at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center acknowledged this week that he misdiagnosed a few patients at the troubled public hospital but said his colleagues and the hospital's faulty systems set him up for failure. The Medical Board of California had accused Dr. Dennis G. Hooper of negligence in six cases. In some, the board said, he failed to detect cancer in patients who had it.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 2005 | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber, Times Staff Writers
A former pathologist at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center was placed on five years' probation by the Medical Board of California after an administrative law judge found that he had repeatedly misdiagnosed patients at the troubled public hospital. The Medical Board also ordered Dr. Dennis G. Hooper to attend a clinical retraining course at UC San Diego and have all of his pathology diagnoses reviewed by a "licensed and competent" pathologist while in the program.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2004 | Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writers
Pathologist Dennis G. Hooper resigned from the staff of a San Antonio hospital Tuesday, one week after The Times detailed accusations by his former colleagues and California regulators that he had misdiagnosed patients while at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center. "We believe it has become extremely difficult for Dr. Hooper to effectively continue in his role as a pathologist," said a joint statement released Tuesday by the Baptist Health System and AmeriPath Inc.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 26, 2005 | Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writer
A former pathologist at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center acknowledged this week that he misdiagnosed a few patients at the troubled public hospital but said his colleagues and the hospital's faulty systems set him up for failure. The Medical Board of California had accused Dr. Dennis G. Hooper of negligence in six cases. In some, the board said, he failed to detect cancer in patients who had it.
OPINION
December 10, 2004
Re "The Troubles at King/Drew," Dec. 5-9: Great investigation and reporting on a medical-care cancer metastasizing throughout the body of a community that deserves better. Those self-serving politicians, doctors and administrators who stubbornly condone this travesty and defend this mess should illustrate their confidence in King/Drew by having their own evaluations and surgical procedures done there. However, I don't think there would be many volunteers to show their ultimate solidarity with this bedlam.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 8, 2004 | Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber, Times Staff Writers
A San Antonio hospital placed a pathologist on administrative leave Tuesday after The Times reported accusations by former colleagues and California regulators that he had misdiagnosed patients at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center. Baptist Health System took the action against Dr. Dennis G. Hooper "as a precaution," the hospital said in a written statement, while it investigates material contained in the article.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 2004 | Tracy Weber and Charles Ornstein, Times Staff Writers
FIVE pathologists slipped into the microscope lab at Martin Luther King Jr./Drew Medical Center, steeling themselves to act after months of deepening suspicion. They'd seen enough. They were convinced that their newest colleague, Dr. Dennis G. Hooper, was making dangerous mistakes. And on this August afternoon in 2000, they were prepared to turn him in. Dr. Brian Yee had caught the first hint of trouble in April.
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