Dr. Mehul Dixit, a pediatric nephrologist, has agreed to cease his medical practice following allegations of sexual abuse. The doctor was arrested in Mississippi after being accused of fondling two teenage patients. Interestingly, this recent case comes to light years after a report was filed in Florida by another young woman who claimed she had been preyed upon during a medical examination by the same doctor.
Although Dr. Dixit’s medical license has been suspended and he now faces charges of sexual battery, he has not been charged in relation to the alleged incident in Florida. Records indicate that Dr. Dixit has practiced medicine in Arizona and New York City as well. During a court hearing, his bond was set at $300,000, and he was prohibited from having contact with his accusers, individuals under the age of 18, and colleagues at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. While Dr. Dixit’s lawyer has not commented on the allegations, she has confirmed that he has agreed to stop practicing medicine.
The licensing board has scheduled a hearing to address the case and has emphasized that allowing Dr. Dixit to continue practicing would pose an immediate danger to public health and safety. The two Mississippi teenagers who have accused Dr. Dixit of sexual abuse reported that the incidents occurred during medical examinations at UMMC. Notably, their accounts bear similarities to those provided by the Florida woman who came forward in 2016, claiming that Dr. Dixit abused her during a kidney stones examination when she was 17 years old.
However, no actions were taken at the time to limit his access to young female patients, as the jurisdiction fell under Florida’s authority. The Florida incident was brought to the attention of the licensing board after a law enforcement officer contacted them regarding Dr. Dixit’s prior interactions.