"The care delivered by Mark was no different than care provided to heart patients across the country," Snyder said in a statement. "St. Joe's was unwilling to look at other practitioners as it had its scapegoat. It should come as no surprise that allegations of impropriety against fellow practitioners, which may or may not be sustainable, are now being made."
The Maryland Board of Physicians revoked Midei's license, finding that he falsified patient records to justify the placement of unnecessary coronary stents. He challenged the decision in a Baltimore County court and lost. Midei also filed a defamation suit against his former employer that was dismissed because he had agreed not to sue when the hospital dismissed him in 2009.