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Plastic surgeon Martin Huang fined $10,000 for failing to exercise due care in managing teenager

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From The Straits Times - Well-known plastic surgeon Martin Huang has been censured and fined $10,000 by the Singapore Medical Council's (SMC) disciplinary tribunal for failing to exercise due care in managing a teenage patient.

The patient, who was 17 years old when she consulted Dr Huang in November 2010 about removing a scar on her inner thigh, complained of distress after she had photographs taken without her underwear on prior to a procedure.

The disciplinary tribunal, in its grounds of decision released to the media on Tuesday (Dec 29), said the penalty was intended to send "a clear message" to the medical profession that "treating a patient with courtesy, consideration, compassion and respect and offering the right of privacy and dignity is required of all medical practitioners".

Dr Huang was also ordered to pay 70 per cent of the costs and expenses incurred for the proceedings. He also had to give a written undertaking to the SMC that he would abstain from …