Kitchener neurologist loses license over sex assault allegations
A Kitchener neurologist has been forbidden from practicing medicine again in the wake of allegations that he sexually assaulted four patients.
Dr. Jeffrey Sloka, 50, had his license revoked by order of a disciplinary committee at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario on Tuesday.
In the summer of 2017, two patients who he treated came forward. A third came forward in April of 2018. Sloka treated all three at Grand River Hospital between 2010 and 2017.
A fourth victim, referred to by the CPSO as 'Patient D,' was also described in the hearings on Tuesday.
The allegations included telling patients to completely undress for an exam, inadequately draping them, touching their breasts and performing invasive exams without medical cause.
According to an agreed statement of facts, Dr. Sloka engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable or unprofessional conduct towards and sexual abuse of:
- Patient A during her first medical appointment;
- Patient B during a medical appointment;
- Patient C in touching her breasts during a medical appointment;
- Patient D by touching her in a sexual nature and not of a clinical nature.
The CPSO says Sloka pleaded no contest to sexual abuse and unprofessional conduct.
He has waived his right to appeal the findings.
Sloka had to hand over an irrevocable bond of $64,000 to pay for a sexual assault therapy fund. Any of the victims can apply for it.
A previous version of this article stated that there were three victims, based on previous information that CTV had. According to an agreed statement of facts by the CPSO, there were four victims.