Confidently posed behind a leather chair, the photograph of Dr. Aurelio Miro sits atop a lengthy medical resume. A graduate of the UCE School of Medicine in the Dominican Republic, he set up practice in Lubbock as an OB-GYN. First on his own, later as a member of Covenant Medical Group.
In 1999, he was an Assistant Clinical Professor at the TTUHSC. Specializing in Advanced Laproscopic Surgery, his work was profiled by the Avalanche-Journal in December of 2000.
But the accolades ended after a female patient alleged improper sexual contact by Dr. Miro. The Texas State Board of Medical Examiners investigated the claim, and while Dr. Miro denied the allegations, he agreed to voluntarily and permanently surrender his medical license.
Calls to the former physician are met with a pre-recorded message. "Dr. Miro would like to thank all of you that have granted him the privilege to serve as your health care provider in the past. We would like to formally inform all our patients that Dr. Miro will no longer practice medicine in Lubbock."
But not just Lubbock. The forfeiture of his license prohibits practicing medicine anywhere in the lone star state, and according to officials at the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners, most likely, anywhere else.
His privileges at Covenant - revoked. From University Medical Center, a statement, "Dr. Miro is automatically suspended from UMC's medical staff."
NewsChannel 11's attempts to contact Dr. Miro have so far been fruitless, as have the efforts of several patients wondering where their doctor has gone.
On the physician's web page, a recent entry in the guest book, " I just got word today that he will no longer be practicing in Lubbock. That is really upsetting but I guess we have to share this wonderful human being that God sent us with others in the world."
For further information, visit the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners website by (clicking here).