Report: Orthodontics professor disparaged resident doctors

AP News
Posted: Jan 25, 2018 3:08 PM

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — University of Connecticut documents accuse a prominent, now-retired orthodontics professor of subjecting Muslim and Arab resident doctors to disparaging remarks about their nationalities and retaliating against them for cooperating with an inquiry into his conduct.

A 2016 report obtained by The Associated Press recommended that UConn Health officials consider disciplining Dr. Ravindra Nanda, who is a native of what is now Pakistan. The report was by an investigator with UConn Health's Office of Institutional Equity.

Nanda retired last fall, more than a year after the report was issued.

It's not clear if Nanda was disciplined. A UConn Health spokesman said Thursday that officials took appropriate measures but would not elaborate.

The report said Nanda denied the allegations. The 74-year-old did not immediately respond to a message asking about the report Thursday.