Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, a Florida-based physician has been put on administrative leave after the emergence of a video that appears to show her hitting, kicking and screaming profanities at an Uber driver, a hospital spokeswoman reportedly told the media.
Ramkissoon, a fourth-year neurology resident within the Jackson Health System, was removed from clinical duties following January 17th incident, and hospital officials have launched an internal investigation. “The outcome of the investigation will determine whether any disciplinary action will be taken, up to and including termination,” Jackson Health System said in a statement to The Washington Post.
The video, which was posted on YouTube, shows a woman in white shorts and a long-sleeved orange shirt confronting an Uber driver in a parking lot in downtown Miami. It’s unclear who filmed the incident but it was posted by someone on a YouTube account with the username Juan Cinco.
A narrative published with the video — which has not been verified by authorities — claims the Uber driver pulled up to accept one or more passengers when the woman allegedly got into the car and refused to leave. It states the people he was to pick up told him it was fine, but he did not want to drive the woman.
In the video, Ramkissoon is seen hitting the driver’s face while he tells her to “get some help.” She also damaged the driver’s car and got into the passenger seat. When the driver refuses to give her a ride, she begins throwing paper, scissors and other items out of his car.
The YouTube poster, who explained that he called the Uber and she intercepted, told the Herald, “It was only when they put her in the police car that she started crying, apologizing and claiming that she would lose her medical license … if she got arrested.” According to the poster, the Uber driver accepted a settlement and didn’t press charges. As of Jan. 26, the YouTube video — http://bit.ly/1PvQxGQ — had been viewed over 5.2 million times.