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Transplant surgeon's actions defended

Los Angeles Times, February 29, 2008
A San Francisco transplant surgeon accused of hastening the death of a prospective organ donor acted properly when he ordered sizable doses of medication for the man, the physician's attorney suggested in court. Hootan Roozrokh, MD, is charged with dependent adult abuse, administering a harmful substance and prescribing controlled substances without a legitimate medical purpose. The criminal proceeding is the first of its kind in the United States against a transplant surgeon.