MN: Former Mayo Clinic surgeon charged with invading patient privacy by accessing records improperly

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A criminal charge has been filed against a former surgeon at Mayo Clinic.

Ahmad Maher Abdel-Munim Alsughayer, 28 of Saginaw, Michigan, has been charged in Olmsted County District Court with unauthorized computer access, a gross misdemeanor.

In December 2020, the Rochester Police Department says it was notified of a possible invasion of privacy at Mayo Clinic. A former patient told investigators her medical records had been inappropriately accessed by a hospital employee. The victim said she got a letter from Mayo stating her medical records had been looked at in May 2020 “without a business need.” The letter also stated images of the victim taken in February, March, and May 2020 were among the information wrongly accessed.

The victim told investigators she asked for her medical records and became upset because it appeared as though nude images of her had been viewed.

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