- Dr Mohammad Ali Jawad allegedly bragged about treatment of Katie Piper
- Patient claims he gave her vodka during an appointment at his surgery
- Accused of asking her to dance before touching the top of her breasts
- The plastic surgeon who is currently in Pakistan denies the allegations
A Harley Street plastic surgeon who treated acid attack victim Katie Piper molested a patient in his surgery after plying her with vodka and asking her to dance to Julio Iglesias, a medical tribunal heard today.
Dr Mohammad Ali Jawad, 56, is alleged to dimmed the lights in his rooms at his Nip n Tuck surgery in central London with the woman who was attending an appointment for advice for treatment for facial scars, before adding 'this s*** is good.'
He is accused of then fetching two crystal glasses for the vodka before playing a song by the Spanish singer and asking the woman, who can only be identified as Patient A, to dance.
Dr Mohammad Ali Jawad, pictured with former patient Katie Piper. Today a medical tribunal heard how he allegedly molested another patient at his surgery in Marylebone, central London
The hearing in Manchester was then told he lifted her off a chair and touched the top of her breasts with his hands and said "do you see me as a man or a surgeon?"
Patient A also alleges that Dr Jawad asked if ‘she thought he was pretty’, during the three hour meeting at his surgery.
Dr Jawad led the burns reconstruction surgery in the case of Miss Piper, a young model who was attacked with sulphuric acid on the command of her ex-boyfriend in 2008, causing horrific burns to her face and body.
His use of artificial skin and ground-breaking operations to restore her face led to international acclaim and he appeared on Channel 4 documentary ‘My Beautiful Face’ to talk about his work.
He also appeared in in the Oscar-winning documentary Saving Face, which followed his journey to Pakistan to perform reconstructive surgery on female survivors of acid attacks and is a trustee of The Katie Piper Foundation alongside Simon Cowell.
But today the fitness to practice hearing of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service was told Dr Jawad bragged to Patient A about his treatment of Miss Piper during a consultation on October 31, 2012.
Dr Jawad, pictured, is accused of plying the patient with vodka and asking her to dance to Julio Iglesias during an appointment
It is alleged he showed her a YouTube clip on his laptop of his attendance at the Pride of Britain awards before he attempted to instigate sexual contact with the woman and offered her a job.
The patient, a former PA in her 30s, also said she took a bottle of vodka to their consultation from her native Poland as a gift, but Dr Jawad opened it in front of her and brought out two shot glasses.
When he received a message from his next patient to say he couldn’t attend, Dr Jawad, who lives in a £1.2million house in South London, is alleged to have said: 'f*** him, he is an a******' or “f*** this guy he is not coming” before gulping down a shot of vodka.
The misconduct charges also claim Dr Jawad 'dimmed the lights in the consulting room, played music by Julio Iglesias, asked Patient A to dance and grabbed her arms.'
After the consultation it alleged he called her and asked her out for a drink.
Giving evidence, Patient A said: 'He had promised to tell me details about Katie Piper, but he wasn’t sharing details about her treatment.
'He was telling me how she was healing and that she was very good and that’s it.
'I gave him the bottle and sat down. He seemed to be really happy. I started to ask him questions about the treatments he was offering me.
'He was drawing and trying to explain what would be the procedures and how they would work.
'He at some point received an email as he was on his iPhone and informed me his next patient had cancelled and he opened the bottle of vodka and said "f*** this guy, he is not coming."
'He gulped it down and added ‘this s*** is good’. He kept crystal glasses in his office and started to put the vodka in those glasses.
'We had a shot first and I think he had a few then he put the vodka in the bigger crystal glasses. I had never drunk with a doctor but on the other hand I felt pressurised to drink with him. I wasn’t able to tell him I wouldn’t drink it.
'I felt intimidated and it was so weird and I was shocked and I felt I had to drink this shot. I felt pressure. He poured it and said ‘cheers’.
Dr Khan featured in the Oscar-winning documentary Saving Face, pictured. He denies all the allegations against him
'When someone says ‘cheers’ it’s an indication you have to have a drink with that person. I thought it was odd and thought it was weird but could not foresee what would happen next.'
The tribunal then heard Dr Jawad and Patient A first met for a consultation in January 2010 and had at least two further meetings before the incident, but they communicated over text message and email.
But asked by lawyer Imran Khan, on behalf of Dr Jawad, why she didn’t complain about earlier allegations of ‘hugs’ during consultations, she said: 'At the time I really admired Dr Jawad. I didn’t feel at the time it was something weird. I was thinking he was being friendly.
'He was telling me a lot about Katie Piper and I would say he was being friendly and I admired him as a surgeon.
'I thought he really helped her and I thought she looked great and I thought he could help me as much as he helped her.'
She added: 'On the last occasion he asked me whether I saw him as a man or a surgeon. I said "you’re a surgeon" and he asked if I thought he was pretty.
'When he asked me those questions I realised there was something really bad going on and wasn’t quite sure what he had in mind but when he asked me questions like that I thought he was interested in me in a way I wasn’t interested in him.'
Dr Jawad is alleged to have molested the patient at his surgery Nip n Tuck on this street in Marylebone, central London
Two weeks before the final consultation, Patient A sent Dr Jawad a ‘flirty’ email, Mr Khan said.
The hearing was told she wrote: 'Dear Dr Jawad. I hope you are well;) I will be in London soon, will you be free to see me? Please let me know what you would like from Poland. Perhaps something to drink? We do have good vodkas;)'
Asked by Mr Khan whether she accepted the offer of alcohol was a ‘highly inappropriate thing to do’, Patient A said: 'It’s just a popular thing to do in my culture.”
It emerged she initially pursued compensation in civil proceedings but it was stopped. Dr Jawad accused patient A of exaggerating her claims to get compensation from him.
Dr Jawad denies all of the allegations against him and will give evidence via videolink from Karachi, Pakistan, where he is currently situated.
The hearing continues.