VA Doctor, Barred from Seeing Patients, Paid $1M Despite 'No Job Responsibilities'

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JACKSON, MS - G.V. "Sonny" Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi barred one of its doctors from seeing patients years ago but continues to pay him a $339,177 annual salary.

The Jackson VA fired neurosurgeon Dr. Mohamed Eleraky in August 2016 following questions about his treatment of five anonymous patients, but he's back on staff today.
Eleraky and the VA are in ongoing litigation, in which Eleraky's attorney subpoenaed the medical records of a patient we'll call John, who agreed to be interviewed but not identified by name.

In 2013, Eleraky performed a spinal fusion on John. 
"Things did not turn out well for me at all," John told the Clarion Ledger.
The veteran first got an infection, then the VA sent him to the University of Mississippi Medical Center "for them to redo something that had went wrong," John said.

VA Doctor, Barred from Seeing Patients, Paid $1M Despite 'No Job Responsibilities'​

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