USA Today: A spinal surgeon at Boston Medical Center fell asleep in his car when he was scheduled to be in the operating room.

He is now facing a $5,000 fine and will be required to complete professional development courses after being reprimanded by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. 

The incident happened in late 2016 and was reported to the board in January 2017 after Tannoury was reprimanded from the hospital, the Boston Globe reported. The board announced disciplinary action against Tannoury’s medical license on Monday, nearly five years after the incident.

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