Dr. Mahmoud Ghaderi’s former office in Springfield, PA.
Main Line Doctor Sentenced After Pleading No Contest to Indecent Assault
An ear, nose, and throat doctor from Delaware County was sentenced in court after pleading no contest to one count of indecent assault without consent of others. 55-year-old Mahmoud Max Ghaderi faces three months under electronic home monitoring, two years of probation, and 15 years of registration as a sex offender under Megan’s Law.
Ghaderi was accused of fondling one of his patients in April 2016 at his Springfield office. He also had another practice in Darby.
According to a police affidavit, Ghaderi performed breast exams on a patient looking for help with ear pain. He also allegedly put his hand down her pants and felt around her thighs and genitals.
Ghaderi’s medical license was temporarily suspended by the Pennsylvania Board of Osteopathic Medicine following the allegations.
How Common is Doctor Sexual Assault?
Unfortunately, there have been cases of doctor sexual assault in every state. We trust medical professionals to provide us with the best standard of care and to treat us with respect, but some doctors abuse this trust and commit sexual assault against their patients. The medical community is often complicit in attempting to sweep these cases under the rug, as a study by an advocacy group called Public Citizen revealed that two-thirds of doctors with strong evidence of sexual misconduct were not disciplined by medical boards.