Sep 1, 2011, San Diego, CA; San Diego Chargers defensive end Damik Scafe (75) is taken off the field after an injury during the preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers at Qualcomm Stadium. The 49ers beat the Chargers, 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Jody Gomez-USA TODAY Sports

Former San Diego Chargers Doctor Banned From Hospitals


Well, I’m sure San Diego Charger players, both past and present, are sleeping well.

Former San Diego Charges team doctor, David Chao, who recently resigned due to a “bad back” has been the focus of many lawsuits recently and now according to a report from USA Today, has lost his surgical privileges at both Scripps Memorial Hospital and Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego. Those were the only two hospitals Chao had surgical privileges at.

Per USA Today:

Two San Diego hospitals decided not to allow him to perform surgeries there anymore — a move that recently was finalized and jeopardized his job with the team, according to a signed declaration submitted in San Diego Superior Court this week.

Chao, who has been charged with multiple DUI’s in the past, will reportedly also be closing down his surgical practice.

The former Charges physician might be most famous for his “nightclub” incident where in 2007, the doctor was apparently at a local hot spot as nurses frantically attempted to get ahold of him as a patient was suffering a medical emergency. The patient eventually lost a log and Chao was found to be lying, stating he was at his mothers despite nightclub receipts stating otherwise.

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  • Tony

    “The patient eventually lost a log” — that seems pretty serious. LOL

  • Roger Martinez

    For a person to lose a “log” must a been a pretty “big limb”