Controversial Cancer Researcher Now Practicing in Grand ForksA controversial cancer researcher whose work led to lawsuits from patients is now practicing in Grand Forks.
By: Stephen J. Lee, Grand Forks Herald
A controversial cancer researcher whose work led to lawsuits from patients is now practicing in Grand Forks.
Dr. Anil Potti is a medical oncologist at the Cancer Center of North Dakota. Increased attention to his failed research at Duke led to widespread accusations that Potti had lied on his resume including falsely claiming to be a Rhodes scholar.
Potti was forced to leave Duke in 2010. He was hired last year at a medical practice in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina but reportedly lost that job after the "60 Minutes" piece aired in February.
The 40-year-old native of India has several prior ties to this region including teaching at U-N-D's School of Medicine and Health Sciences from 2000 to 2003.
His new boss, Dr. William Noyes, says Potti is a victim of unfair accusations and negative news.