A highly paid neurosurgeon who indulged his cocaine addiction, paid thousands of dollars for sex and was directly linked to the death of two prostitutes avoided detection and continued to practice at a private Sydney hospital.
Dr Suresh Nair worked at the Nepean Private Hospital in Sydney’s western suburbs performing delicate operations, but spent much of his time leading a double life.
Between shifts, the Malaysian-born doctor was spending tens of thousands of dollars on marathon sessions with prostitutes and cocaine.
He would eventually be charged in connection with the deaths of two sex workers from cocaine toxicity and have his medical licence revoked.
Upon his arrest, many of his patients were horrified to learn of their doctor’s extra-curricular activities.
For some, Dr Nair had botched their operations and left them with life-long ailments.
Dr Nair had been on the impaired doctor’s program since 2004 after self-reporting a problem with cocaine.