Sources at Yorkville Endoscopy tell us Dr. Lawrence Cohen stepped down after the board asked him to do so — however the board isn’t directly blaming him for Joan’s death.
A rep for the clinic confirmed he was ousted from his position as medical director.
According to our sources … the board’s issue with Cohen is that he allowed Joan’s ENT doc to step in and perform an unauthorized procedure. Reportedly, that procedure was a biopsy … and Joan went into respiratory and cardiac arrest while it was being done.
Cohen is a world renowned gastroenterologist … and also co-owner of Yorkville. He’s been on administrative leave since Joan’s procedure on August 28.