Orthopedic surgeon settles gender discrimination case


An orthopedic surgeon has settled a years-long gender-discrimination case with Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported May 16.

Terms of the settlement weren't disclosed. The settlement ends a legal dispute that began in 2018 after John Abraham, MD, sued the university over its investigation into misconduct allegations against him. 

Dr. Abraham alleged the university conducted a gender-biased investigation. He was awarded $15 million in a 2023 verdict, but in March that award was voided. Before the ruling, the verdict was the largest-ever under Title IX, The Inquirer reported at the time.

An attorney for Thomas Jefferson University didn't immediately respond to a request for comment from The Inquirer.  

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