The Runaway Doctor

When luxury-loving Dr. Mark Weinberger vanished, in 2004, he left in his wake a wife saddled with more than $6 million in debts, a father headed for bankruptcy, and hundreds of patients who say he misdiagnosed them and performed completely unnecessary sinus surgeries. Now “TheNoseDoctor” of Merrillville, Indiana, is facing prison, along with more than 350 malpractice suits, after finally being captured while hiding out in a tent in the Italian Alps. The author investigates charges that a talented young physician became a greedy, mutilating monster.

By Buzz Bissinger 

Mark Weinberger, then wanted by the F.B.I., skiing in the Italian Alps, November 8, 2009. The photo was taken by his girlfriend, Monica Specogna.

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