The Knucklehead of the Day award

Today’s winner is Robert Dolan. He gets the award for the following.

BOSTON – A Massachusetts doctor has been fired and lost the right to renew his medical license for allegedly trying to give a pregnant woman an epidural while drunk.

The state Board of Registration in Medicine says 39-year-old Robert Dolan was drinking from a bottle of bourbon he brought to work when he was called to perform the procedure at Caritas St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center last November.

Dolan, an anesthesiologist, called another resident for help, who noticed he appeared drunk. The attending physician then called security. He was fired by the hospital a few days later.

Dolan’s license to practice medicine lapsed in January and he will not be allowed to renew it unless he can stay sober for 18 months.

What else needs to be said? A doctor shouldn’t be drinking or under the influence when practicing medicine. Robert Dolan doesn’t deserve just to lose his license, but to be also today’s Knucklehead of the Day.

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