a.k.a.Theepa, Dr.Theepa, Theepa Akka
Location:Scarborough, Toronto (Canada)
Snitch Biography: There are so many questions I got regarding this case because this woman used to service my mother at the Rouge Valley Health Clinic in Scarborough. Why do it? Was it worth it? Who was the guy? Why do Tamils have long names lmao?
For sake of truancy so I can get to the topic, Tamil names are super ancient. They don't shorten it, over time as each generation passes they try to make a name more formal by adding a name with a name. Krishna (God) is a name shortened, adding Moorthy (Image) = Krishnamoorthy (God's Image). The last name is the first name of the father. Sundarlingam (Divine Beauty) = Sundar (Beauty) + Lingam (Divine). This has been going on since ancient times. Now thats out of the way lets get into the story.
Welcome to the Golden Snitches Hall of Fame, Theepa Sundarlingam. Theepa, 37, is a Sri Lankan Canadian (Tamil) oncologist practicing in the Rouge Valley Health Clinic of Scarborough-Rouge District. She works primarily with cancer patients. She earned her Medical Oncology degree from University of Toronto in 2007 and had gone to medical school to receive her license in Oncology. She received her "Internal Medicine License" and her certificate of registration authorizing independent practice in June 2011 and her "Medical Oncology License" in September 2012 at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons.
So how is she a snitch? Theepa was disgraced and stripped of her license for having sex with a cancer patient in his hospital bed. Well this has to do with some misconduct she was aware of getting into on January 2015. In January 2015, Patient A, a man, was referred to Dr. Sundaralingam from the emergency room where he had attended. Dr. Sundaralingam ordered bone marrow testing. At a follow-up appointment in February 2015, Dr. Sundaralingam diagnosed Patient A with cancer. Dr. Sundaralingam continued to treat Patient A regularly. She treated him 23 times between January 2015 and July 2015 and one time in March 2016. In February 2015, the day after Dr. Sundaralingam diagnosed Patient A with cancer, she provided Patient A with her personal contact information and Instagram ID. Dr. Sundaralingam breached appropriate boundaries with her patient, as the two immediately commenced texting in a highly personal manner.
In the next several weeks, Dr. Sundaralingam continued to breach appropriate boundaries with Patient A including by:
(a) Frequently texting Patient A, communicating in a highly personal and flirtatious manner;
(b) Meeting outside her clinic, including meeting at a coffee shop a few days after she
communicated his cancer diagnosis;
(c) Holding hands with Patient A, hugging Patient A for long periods of time and kissing
In or around March 2015, Patient A was admitted to Hospital for chemotherapy. While cancer treatments were provided, Dr. Sundaralingam continued to monitor Patient A regularly and treated him by administering regular blood transfusions. While a patient in Hospital, Dr. Sundaralingam visited Patient A, at times staying for 5-7 hours at a time. His entire family got to know her. During these visits, the discussions between Dr. Sundaralingam and Patient A became more sexually explicit, including discussions about the pornography they enjoy. One evening, Dr. Sundaralingam visited Patient A after hours, when she had been drinking. Dr. Sundaralingam lay with Patient A in his bed, and the two engaged in mutual sexual touching. Patient A touched Dr. Sundaralingam’s breasts. Dr. Sundaralingam touched Patient A’s penis.They kissed. In March 2015, Dr. Sundaralingam and Patient A engaged in texting during which they described sexual activities with each other while masturbating.
Dr. Sundaralingam continued to treat Patient A throughout this period, including after his inpatient treatment. He saw Dr. Sundaralingam regularly at her clinic in Hospital, where she examined him, administered tests and administered blood transfusions. During their medical appointments, Dr. Sundaralingam behaved in a physical, flirty and sexual manner toward Patient A. In addition to examining him, Dr. Sundaralingam asked Patient A to examine her. During these appointments, Patient A touched Dr. Sundaralingam’s breasts. While examining a birthmark on his inner thigh during a medical appointment, Dr. Sundaralingam removed Patient A’s pants and underwear and touched his penis sexually. She recorded in the medical record “On examination, he does have a mole in the inner-left thigh. This will be monitored. I have instructed Patient A to keep an eye on the skin lesion”. On a number of occasions, Dr. Sundaralingam visited Patient A in his home, where he lived with his family. They spent hours together in his bedroom where they continued to engage in sexual activities, including mutual masturbation. They regularly engaged in phone sex. In July 2015, Patient A returned to Hospital for a bone marrow transplant. At that time, Dr. Sundaralingam visited him frequently. While Patient A was in the Hospital, she masturbated him, but on one occasion ceased abruptly when a friend walked in. Towards the end of his inpatient stay, she slept overnight with him in his bed in his hospital room. They had sexual intercourse on two occasions while he was an inpatient.
Dr. Sundaralingam repeatedly asked Patient A to delete their texts and keep their relationship a secret, as she was concerned the College would become aware of their sexual and inappropriate relationship. By the end of September 2015, their sexual relationship came to an end. After having sexual intercourse with Patient A at his home, Dr. Sundaralingam told Patient A that she was in love with a colleague with whom she was having an affair. Their friendship continued, but it was non-sexual. From November 2015 onward, Dr. Sundaralingam, refused to see him. She refused to meet him when he reached out to her in February 2016. He found this very difficult to deal with. In March 2016, Patient A developed an infection. Dr. Sundaralingam treated him. This was their last formal clinical interaction. He was subsequently admitted to Hospital. Dr. Sundaralingam did not visit him there. She did not treat him again or engage in any further sexual encounters with Patient A.
When Dr. Sundaralingam visited Patient A in the bone marrow transplant unit in July 2015, Dr.
Sundaralingam was required to sign her name and signature on the log to identify herself and
who she was visiting. Dr. Sundaralingam engaged in disgraceful, dishonourable and unprofessional conduct by asking
Patient A to alter the hospital records by scratching out her name after she left so that there
would be no evidence that she was there. Patient A did as she instructed. Dr. Sundaralingam does not contest these facts, nor does she contest that she engaged in sexual abuse of patient A and an act or omission relevant to the practice of medicine that, having regard to all the circumstances, would reasonably be regarded by members as disgraceful, dishonorable or unprofessional.
The Discipline Committee Ordered that:
- The Registrar revoke Dr. Sundaralingam’s certificate of registration effective
- Dr. Sundaralingam appear before the panel to be reprimanded.
- Dr. Sundaralingam reimburse the College for funding provided to patients under the
program required under section 85.7 of the Code, by posting an irrevocable letter of
credit or other security acceptable to the College, within thirty days of this order in the
amount of $16,060.00.
- Dr. Sundaralingam pay costs to the College in the amount of $6000.00 within 30 days of
the date of this order.
That's the story, all her life's work is finished. Yes obviously Patient A is a definite snitch, if I knew his identity he would be on here real quick. However, for now I believe it is appropriate to induct Theepa as a snitch as well. A snitch on herself because she, as a professional in the medical field, definitely knew what she was getting into. She was infatuated by this man and decided to follow her heart not her head and ended up biting more than she can chew. Hope she tries to rebound after this. Poor girl.
Physical Description: Ethnicity/Race: Sri Lankan Canadian (Tamil Heritage)
Weight: 94 Lbs
Clothing Style: Oncologist
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual