VA Doc Still Active At Facility After Being Banned From Surgery On Dogs – INCIDENT 2:










Despite internal reports at the Hunter Holmes McGuire VA medical center revealing that a doctor was banned from performing various surgeries on dogs because of his abysmal track record of fatalities, the facility still has him listed as an active physician.

The reports, obtained by the animal rights group White Coat Waste Project and provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation, indicate that physician Alex Tan, involved in animal research, botched dog surgeries so badly that he was taken off a project and banned from various types of dog surgeries in the future. Tan’s LinkedIn page shows an active affiliation with the McGuire medical center, as does the VA medical directory.

The DCNF could not independently confirm if he is in a position to perform surgeries on veterans, but Tan’s short bio noted his “interests include implanting defibrillators and pacemakers, performing ablation procedures for atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, and device and lead extractions.” Tan did not provide comment to TheDCNF by press time, and the VA refused to deny if he is performing surgeries on veterans.

Tan was involved in three surgical incidents dating from December 2015 to October 2016.

The second incident on March 2, 2016, doesn’t directly name Tan, but the report references the surgeon involved as the Principal Investigator on project 02002, which of course is Tan. In this case, Tan severed a dog’s cardiac nerves, causing the dog to quickly deteriorate through nausea, weight loss and anorexia, thus leading to a fatal heart attack in the middle of an experiment, despite the fact that the same simulation had been performed on 28 previous dogs with no ill consequences.

Before it became clear that Tan’s surgery lead to the death of the first dog, he completed the same surgery on a second dog. This second dog suffered much the same and subsequently died. A review determined the botched surgeries were behind the death of the dogs.



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