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Surgeon Fights Complaint over Conduct
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Regulators have filed a disciplinary complaint against a former University of Iowa surgeon accused of pushing another doctor during a procedure.
The Iowa Board of Medicine announced its complaint Thursday against Domenico Calcaterra, who now practices at an Indiana University surgery clinic in Indianapolis.
The complaint says Calcaterra was suspended by Iowa after he allegedly shoved another doctor in the chest during a cardiac crisis in the operating room in November 2010.
The complaint accuses Calcaterra of engaging in a pattern of disruptive behavior and unprofessional conduct, which includes allegations dating to 2003 and 2007 during residency and fellowship programs elsewhere.
Calcaterra's attorney, Steven Ballard, said his client will contest the complaint and looks forward to presenting his side of the story. He says the complaint includes years-old allegations.