Dr. Chao’s choice to quit the Chargers may have been influenced by loss of hospital privileges
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jun 20, 2013
“I have been informed that Dr. Chao has lost his surgical privileges with the only two hospitals he had surgical privileges with: Scripps Mercy [Hospital] and Scripps [Memorial Hospital],” an attorney said in a sworn declaration submitted in connection with a pending lawsuit against Chao. Chao’s attorney disputed the claim, arguing that Chao still had a page on the hospitals’ website. Controversial Chargers physician David Chao recently resigned his post with the team due to health concerns, along with a desire to spend more time with his family. According to Brent Schrotenboer ofUSA Today, a pair of San Diego hospitals had barred Chao from performing surgeries. The orthopedic surgeon denied that his departure was caused by his problems with Scripps as asserted in an article published online Wednesday by USA Today.