Dentist at Veterans Affairs Center in Wisconsin Resigns for Possibly Infecting Hundreds of Veterans

(Photo: File/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)
(Photo: File/USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin)

Officials at the troubled Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Wisconsin said Friday that the dentist responsible for possibly infecting nearly 600 veterans has resigned.

The dentist has not been named.

The announcement came after House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Ron Johnson, both Wisconsin Republicans, expressed outrage that the dentist was still working at the facility.

On Tuesday, Victoria Brahm, acting medical director at the center, announced that the VA was in the process of notifying 592 veterans treated by the dentist that they may be infected with hepatitis B, hepatitis C or HIV because he did not follow proper sterilization procedures.

Brahm announced Friday that Tomah’s leadership received the dentist’s resignation just one business day before a Summary Review Board — used in situations that warrant firing — was to be held.

Click here to read more.

SOURCE: USA Today; Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Bill Glauber