Change.org petition supports Tucson surgeon

2014-03-14T12:15:00Z Change.org petition supports Tucson surgeonStephanie Innes Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

Since the Star published an article Sunday about his suspension from practicing at the University of Arizona Medical Center, public support for Tucson cardiac surgeon Dr. Robert Poston has been coming in from across the country.

Poston, who has practiced in the East, Midwest and Southwest, has patients and former colleagues and classmates scattered throughout the U.S.

A patient advocate in Connecticut has started a Change.org petition to reinstate Poston's clinical privileges at the UA Medical Center, where he was suspended with pay in January following a peer review that he says was unfair.

The UA Medical Center is not commenting because Poston has filed a lawsuit and hospital  officials do not comment on pending litigation.

Here is the petition:

https://www.change.org/petitions/ann-weaver-hart-reverse-dr-robert-poston-s-suspension

Among callers to the Star were several local patients who say Poston saved their lives with cardiac bypass surgery.

Not everyone was favorable. Others questioned the advantages of robotic surgery, which is Poston's specialty.

Copyright 2014 Arizona Daily Star. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

About this blog

Arizona Daily Star health reporter Stephanie Innes brings you the latest health information. Contact her at sinnes@tucson.com