MIDDLEBURY — Recently hired Porter Medical Center President and COO Seleem Choudhury resigned from his post on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in the aftermath of a PMC board investigation into allegations he plagiarized material for a series of weekly messages to the hospital community. Dr. Choudhury started at Porter as chief operating officer on April 29 and took the mantle as president on June 1, when previous Porter President Dr. Fred Kniffin returned to his full-time responsibility as an Emergency Department physician. However, Choudhury faced some criticism late in the summer that his weekly emails...
If the story in Thursday’s Independent about the Porter Medical Center president’s resignation falls short of helping the community understand why he resigned, chalk it up to a culture that has diminished the importance of context and nuance. In this instance, Porter’s President and COO Seleem Choudhury resigned from his post feeling, according to a press release sent out by the UMV Health Network, that the integrity of his leadership had been so comprised he could no longer lead the team. What was the infraction? In eight weekly inner-staff emails, during the five months he had been there,...
MIDDLEBURY — The Porter Medical Center Board is investigating allegations that the organization’s president, Dr. Seleem Choudhury, plagiarized material used in a series of recent, weekly addresses to the hospital community. Porter officials released the following statement on Tuesday, Sept. 24: “The Porter Medical Center Board is continuing its due diligence with regard to the complaint that, when writing his weekly messages to the Porter community, our president, Seleem Choudhury, used language from other sources without authorization or attribution. We share the PMC community’s need for...

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