A noted Mount Sinai emergency room doctor accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a patient turned himself into police Tuesday.
Dr. David H. Newman said nothing as he walked into Manhattan Special Victims Unit in East Harlem at around noon for the alleged incident on Jan. 11.
Newman allegedly administered morphine until the 22-year-old victim began passing out, then groped her and pleasured himself, the woman told police.
The woman regained consciousness but remained helpless during the attack, afterward saving a DNA sample and alerting other doctors prior to leaving the hospital, the sources said.
Authorities had been awaiting the results of a DNA test before deciding whether to charge him.
He is expect to be charged with three counts of felony first-degree sex abuse, sources said.
Newman, 45, is director of clinical research in the department of emergency medicine at the hospital’s Icahn School of Medicine.
In 2008 he published “Hippocrates’ Shadow, Secrets From the House of Medicine,” about steps doctors can take to repair patient-physician trust.
The hospital has barred Newman from treating patients during the course of the investigation