NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 9:03 AM
Mount Sinai Hospital Dr. David Newman is accused of ejaculating on a 22-year-old patient’s face after incapacitating her with morphine injections.
The prominent Mount Sinai Hospital doctor accused of knocking out an emergency room patient with a morphine shot and ejaculating onto her face will surrender Tuesday morning, sources said.
Detectives with the Manhattan Special Victims Squad and Manhattan prosecutors had been waiting for the results of a DNA test before deciding whether to charge Dr. David Newman for the alleged Jan. 11 incident.
He is expected to be charged with first-degree sex abuse — and felony assault for the morphine shot, sources said.
The patient was seeking treatment for shoulder pain at Mount Sinai Hospital when she was taken to a private room inside the emergency room, where nurses gave her two pain pills and a shot for inflammation. Because the woman was still in pain, a nurse administered morphine. She was then told to change into a gown for X-rays.
Dr. David Newman’s home in Montclair, N.J. The doctor is expected to surrender on Tuesday morning.
The woman was still dressed in the gown when Newman walked into her room following the X-ray.
“I’m going to give you a shot of morphine,” the doctor told her, according to sources familiar with the woman’s claims.
The patient says she told the doctor that a nurse had already administered the drug, but she then felt a burning sensation in her arm that convinced her that Newman gave her more morphine anyway.
When she told the doctor she felt pain on the right side of her chest, Newman started fondling her breasts, she alleged, according to sources.
Dr. Newman, 40, is a hot shot emergency physician described as a leading voice for health care reforms.
Newman then moved her bed away from the wall and positioned himself with his back toward the patient. She heard the sounds of someone masturbating — and then felt semen on her face, she claimed.
All the while, she was unable to move because she was heavily medicated, sources said.
Newman allegedly used a blanket to wipe the substance from her face, sources said. When she fully woke up, she walked into a bathroom and wiped the semen off with a gown, which she put into a plastic bag along with the bedding, presumably to preserve evidence.
Newman is an Iraq War veteran who has published a book called “Hippocrates Shadow: Secrets from the House of Medicine.” He served as a major in the U.S. Army Reserves.
Newman has not yet commented on the incident.
Hospital officials barred him from seeing patients while the incident was probed.