A Santa Ana plastic surgeon could lose his license over sexual misconduct allegations, including having sex with a patient while her husband and children waited outside.
The California Medical Board is seeking to revoke the license of Dr. Mark Anthony Knight. Knight, 41, declined to comment Tuesday until he consulted his attorney.
Legal documents made public Tuesday by the board give the following account:
In late 2008, a woman underwent a tummy tuck. During a follow-up appointment last year, Knight told the patient, 32, to undress for the exam. Her husband and children waited in the car. While the patient was seated on the exam table, Knight kissed her and pulled down his pants, the documents allege.
After waiting for an “extended time,” the patient’s husband took the children inside the office to use the bathroom. He heard noise from the exam room and opened the door to see his wife having sex with the doctor. Knight allegedly pushed the door closed and told the husband, “I’m sorry, I’m sorry.”
In a second instance, Knight is accused of sexual abuse of a woman, 36, who came to him in 2007 for breast implants and liposuction. Knight sent her a text message to change her appointment time. While her son waited in the lobby, the woman disrobed for the exam. At one point, Knight kissed her without warning. The woman pushed him away and told him he had the wrong idea. He then continued with the exam before kissing her a second time, the documents allege. She again rebuffed him. After he tried to kiss her a third time, she got dressed and left the exam room.
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