Dr. Zoe Sun submitted fake police reports regarding two innocent coworkers. Dr. Zoe Sun committed numerous, diversified, and far-reaching crimes of dishonesty. Dr. Zoe Sun, a 37-year-old trainee surgeon, falsely accused two physicians of being sexual offenders and filed fraudulent claims about other coworkers after she incorrectly claimed responsibility for a GlaxoSmithKline-funded research study (GSK).
She accused the doctors to two police departments, and when investigators informed her there was really no proof against either one, she informed her superiors the duo was risking imprisonment since the police case into her charges was ‘still underway.’ After it had been discovered that the study Sun claimed credit for contained mistakes, it had to be reanalyzed and refiled.
After a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) trial, she was convicted of ‘repeated and purposeful’ fraud and was removed from the doctors’ registration. The events allegedly started in April 2017 when Sun, a Vascular Surgery student at Leeds Hospital Systems, was sent to serve in Cambridge as a Medical Research Assistant on the OPERA project.
Sun’s function in the research was to gather information on human volunteers, evaluate the results, and submit them to the program’s senior doctor before they could be given to GSK. ‘Recombinant erythropoietin lowers endothelium-mediated vasodilation in pre-dialysis patients with CKD – a prospective controlled research,’ she wrote in a paper presented to the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) in September 2018. It was published outside of her authorization, and the identities of her co-authors had already been erased. Sun refused the request to remove