A New York City doctor who called an American doctor a “crazy” patient is being banned from the emergency room at Bellevue Hospital for at least two years, the city’s hospital superintendent said Friday.
Dr. James F. Kromberg, who has been charged with misdemeanor aggravated assault, was fired on Jan. 16 after he allegedly called a doctor an “American idiot” and “stupid American idiot” on Twitter, said David E. Puzder, the superintendent of Bellevue, New York’s hospitals.
Puzder said Kromberger, 45, had been placed on administrative leave pending a disciplinary hearing that is expected to be held by the city Board of Health.
The disciplinary hearing will determine whether Kromers actions were appropriate.
Pushing back against the allegations in a tweet Friday, Kromer wrote: “I am being investigated for the same thing I called an idiot, crazy, American idiot.
I will never be able to apologize for it.
And I’m not even the one who called him a stupid American idiot!”
In a statement Friday, Bellevue hospital said it has a long history of providing high-quality care to patients and the community.
It said Kromeberg’s comments were “insulting to all those who have worked at Bellevues hospital.”
Kromberg’s lawyer, Joseph Puzders, told the Times Union that his client’s Twitter post was an expression of anger and frustration at the hospital.
Pozders said Krimberg is angry with a “corrupt political establishment” for its treatment of President Donald Trump.
“The only thing I want to do is go home and tell my wife, ‘I hate you,'” Puzer said.
Kromber was also suspended from his medical license in January after a judge ruled that he had violated his probation and ordered him to complete anger management classes.