- Tarek Hany told one female pharmacist her 'a*** was out of this world'
- 48-year-old also emailed his secretary and told her he liked 'big boobs'
- Guilty of misconduct at Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service hearing
- He was suspended from practise for 28 days and dismissed from Trust
Egyptian-born doctor Tarek Hany made a string of lewd comments to female NHS workers and claimed he learnt the sayings off The Big Bang Theory
An Egyptian-born doctor who made a string of lewd comments to female NHS workers claimed he learnt the sayings from American television shows including The Big Bang Theory.
Tarek Salem Hany, who moved to England in 2001, told a female pharmacist her 'a*** was out of this world' before describing a junior doctor as a 'total babe'.
The 48-year-old, who is married and has one child, also emailed his secretary and told her he liked 'big boobs' and 'high-heeled f*** me boots'.
He was found guilty of gross misconduct and was dismissed from Southport and Ormskirk NHS Hospital Trust in Lancashire following a hearing.
He was also suspended from practise for 28 days.
Hany appeared at the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service in Manchester after three female staff lodged complaints.
A hearing was told the incidents occurred between July 2012 and August 2013 after Hany joined the Trust's hospitals as a consultant in colorectal surgery.
Hany, whose first language is not English, said he picked up the chat-up lines by watching American television shows.
The panel was told he tapped on the bottom of a junior doctor - known as Dr C - and said: 'I've got you in the right place. I'm going to get in trouble. You're probably going to sue me.'
While they were outside a Caffè Nero drinking coffee with a colleague Hany added: 'You've got a nice ass, it's not just me looking - it's everyone else.'
In another exchange he said: 'Oh, you've got too near me, run away before I touch you.'
The hearing was also told that in March 2013 Hany asked a pharmacist - known as Mrs B - whether they were from another planet after the comment was made by Howard Wolowitz on The Big Bang Theory.
He later asked her: 'Why aren't you wearing your black dress? Your a*** looks amazing in it.'
While working in the High Dependency Unit at one of the trust's hospitals, he also said: 'Skinny girls look good in clothes but fit girls look better naked.'
Hany claimed he had only made some of the comments and said it was because it was his first big job and he wanted to 'make friends and build a successful team'.
It was also said he asked another staff member whether they were from another planet after the comment was made by Howard Wolowitz (pictured) on The Big Bang Theory
He added that he had tried to meet Dr C in person to apologise fully for his behaviour but was unable to do so because he was due to go on annual leave.
When he returned from leave, his offer to meet with Dr C was declined.
Edward Doyle, panel chairman, told him: 'The panel noted in your evidence that you stated that you did not understand the phrase "total babe".
'Whilst acknowledging that English is not your first language, the panel noted that you have worked in the UK since 2001 and have described that you liked to watch American TV shows.
The panel considered it more likely than not that you understand this term and finds Dr C's evidence entirely credible and reliable.
'As regards the incident outside of Caffé Nero, the panel found this comment, which focused on Dr C's bottom, to be humiliating and inappropriate.
'This comment suggests you had been thinking about and looking at Dr C's bottom prior to making the comment. There was an intent by you to gain sexual gratification by telling Dr C that you found her bottom attractive.'
Mr Doyle also described Mrs B as a 'compelling witness'.
But he added: 'The panel is of the view that while the language in the email [to your secretary] was inappropriate in a work place, it notes that there was a culture of banter between some staff at the Trust as evidenced by a dirty joke circulated by a "round robin" email.
'On the basis of the evidence, the panel considered that this email could have been a joke.'
He concluded that Hany's behaviour was 'sexually motivated' and 'fell below the standards expected'
Hany was cleared of a further allegation of throwing paperwork at his secretary and telling her to 'deal with that'.
Rob Gillies, executive medical director of the trust, said in a statement: 'Tarek Salem Hany was dismissed from the trust for gross misconduct following a disciplinary hearing in February 2014.'
Hany has since attended a three 'Maintaining Proper Boundaries' courses.