Cardiologist Mark G. Midei will make his first public comments Thursday morning regarding allegations he performed unnecessary medical procedures at St. Joseph Medical Center, according to his attorney.
The press conference is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. at the Pikesville offices of Midei's lawyer, Stephen L. Snyder.
"Until now, Dr. Mark Midei, a former cardiologist at St. Joseph Medical Center, a Catholic Health Initiative organization, has remained quiet," Snyder said in a press release. "Dr. Midei is now telling his side of the story."
The hospital removed Midei from duty last year after a patient complaint and subsequent review of Midei's medical records.
The hospital found that he "displayed a repeated pattern of placing stents in patients based on [his] overestimation of the degree of [arterial blockage]," according to the Maryland Board of Physicians, which conducted its own review and filed professional charges against Midei this summer.