George Tyndall, the former gynecologist accused of abusing over 400 women at USC, has surrendered his medical license.
Authorities said he chose to give up his license rather than fight a 13-page accusation against him that was filed by the Medical Board of California in September 2018.
The accusation letter outlines a series of appointments with 5 patients, in which Tyndall allegedly made lewd sexual remarks, performed inappropriate breast and pelvic exams, and mocked a woman who was sexually assaulted.
The 13-page accusation describes a case where Tyndall locked the door when meeting a student in 2012, watched her undress, and repeatedly inserted his fingers in her while making lewd comments.
As the exam proceeded, she said he “moved his fingers in and out, back and forth, repeatedly, for several minutes,” and when she asked him to stop, he said he would conclude in a few minutes and told her to relax.
His face was “within a couple of inches of her vagina” and she heard him “breathing heavily,” according to the accusation.
The Medical Board of California concluded that the exams were unprofessional and amounted to sexual misconduct.
The complaints against Tyndall began in the 1990s, when co-workers accused him of taking inappropriate photographs of patients’ genitals. Several patients also came forward with complaints about his behavior during exams.
Even so, Tyndall continued to see thousands of patients at USC’s student health center until 2016, when a nurse reported him to the campus rape crisis center.
After a yearlong investigation, USC allowed Tyndall to quietly retire with a financial settlement — but they did not report the allegations to the California Medical Board until March 2019.