Seattle physician accused of sexting during surgeries; license suspended

June 10, 2014 3:00 AM

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OLYMPIA — Seattle physician Arthur K. Zilberstein’s medical license has been suspended for allegedly exchanging sexually explicit texts during surgeries at Swedish Medical Center while he was the anesthesiologist and for other matters, the state Department of Health announced Monday.

The state Medical Quality Assurance Commission said that until charges are resolved, Zilberstein can’t practice as a physician in Washington. He has 20 days to respond to the charges and to request a hearing.

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