Doctor caught on video singing and dancing during surgery
ATLANTA (June 12, 2018) – A dermatologist who was seen on video dancing to music while performing a surgical procedure has been suspended by the Georgia medical board, which claimed her continued practice “poses a threat to the public health, safety and welfare.”
Dr. Windell Davis-Boutte is a dermatologist and director of Boutte Contour Surgery & Skin in Lilburn, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. In one of at least 20 of her now-deleted videos posted to Youtube, Dr.Davis-Boutte is seen dancing without a surgical mask, leaning over the top of a patient and rapping her own lyrics to Migos’ “Bad and Boujee.” In another video, Davis-Boutte dances to a song called “Cut It.” As the song begins, her fingers roll off her patient’s skin to the beat. In some videos, the doctor’s assistants acted as backup dancers in their scrubs.
At least 100 people have come forward to complain about Davis-Boutte and ten women have lawsuits pending against the so-called “dancing doctor,” claiming her practice left them disfigured, and, in one case, caused brain damage. One patient is suing Davis-Boutte for a botched liposuction that left her with lopsided buttocks, one of which constantly itches.
In another case, a patient was taken by ambulance to a hospital one day after a liposuction, breast augmentation and a Brazilian butt-lift operation. The patient had a collapsed lung and suffered from anemia because of acute blood loss.
An attorney representing three women in their cases against Davis-Boutte said the videos demonstrate “a lack of care and concern for patients taking place in the office.”
Davis-Boutte, who graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine and completed her residency at Emory University School of Medicine, defended her medical record, saying she had no legal issues for the first 18 years of her solo practice performing surgery.
During a recent interview on HLN, Davis-Boutte said, “I’ve done nothing wrong….. For the most part during the recovery period when I thought it was safe” She later added, “I’m a surgeon, I’m supposed to be able to multitask.”
Davis- Boutte claims received a “plethora” of new patients and social media followers after posting the videos on social media.
Patrick A. Salvi concentrates his legal practice in several limited areas primarily involving a trial practice in cases concerning serious personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and mass torts. Mr. Salvi has achieved record-breaking jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients, including serving as lead counsel in obtaining an Illinois record-high $148 million jury verdict and a Lake County record $33 million jury verdict.