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Aubin has license suspended in two states

HAGÅTÑA, Guam (Pacific Daily News, Dec. 2, 2008) - A recently hired Guam Memorial Hospital anesthesiologist lost his medical license in at least two states before being granted one in Guam.

According to documents on the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline Web site, anesthesiologist Dr. Russel J. Aubin was suspended from Kent Hospital in December of 2004 after he was accused of fondling a sedated female patient. He was later acquitted of the charge.

However, as a result of the allegations, the Rhode Island board revoked Aubin’s license on January 11, 2005. The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine followed by revoking its license to Aubin on March 21, 2007.

"It has been determined that the continuation in practice of medicine of Russel J. Aubin, D.O., would constitute immediate danger to the public," states an order from the Rhode Island board. The order also said Aubin violated "professional boundaries" by asking a patient out on a date and asking a co-worker to watch pornography with him in the hospital.

Despite several calls to the hospital, Aubin couldn’t be reached. He did not answer his cell phone when called by the hospital operator.

Aubin was found not guilty of sexually assaulting the patient at Kent Hospital in the Superior Court of Rhode Island, according to an article written by The Providence Journal on April 11, 2006. The jury only needed one day to deliberate, the article said.

Aubin appealed the medical board’s decision to revoke his license in civil court, but a judge upheld the board’s ruling. Aubin’s acquittal in the criminal case wasn’t considered in the appeal, according to a summary of a civil court decision on the Superior Court of Guam.

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