Ferrari-driving former MCV liver surgeon performed unecessary transplants, says WSJ

marcosThe Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story about a Ferrari-driving liver surgeon.

According to the WSJ, Amadeo Marcos, who was pressured to leave the VCU School of Medicine in 2000 after a colleague filed a sexual assault complaint, was recruited to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center to boost the number of lucrative liver transplants at that hospital. It does not say anything about his professional record while at MCV.

The story basically says he was doing more liver transplants than he should have in Pittsburgh, and helping the non-profit hospital reap windfall profits. The procedure costs more than $400,000.

“A shortage of transplantable organs for cadavers is a perennial constraint on the number of liver transplants,”
writes John Carreyrou. “Dr. Marcos overcame this in part by using organs from so-called expanded criteria donors – deceased people who had been older or sicker than preferred living donors.”

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