Dr. William Carson temporarily takes chief of staff role at West Virginia hospital amid physician sexual assault allegations

Written by Alan Condon | November 25, 2019 | Print  |

Beckley, W.Va.-based U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center recently appointed William Carson, MD, as acting chief of staff while an investigation into sexual assault charges against a former physician is ongoing, reports Metro News.

Dr. Carson is an orthopedic surgery specialist at the hospital and replaces Mark Harris, MD, who was appointed to the role in 2017.

A former patient alleged in September that a former medical staff member at the hospital sexually assaulted him and more than a dozen others. Several more former patients have since come forward.

The allegations refer to the period between July 2018 to July 2019.

The FBI and the Veterans Affair's Office of Inspector General are investigating the claims.

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