The Miami doctor whose verbal and physical attacks on an Uber driver in a viral video thrust her into the national spotlight will be terminated by Jackson Health System, a hospital spokeswoman said in a statement Friday.
Anjali Ramkissoon, 30, who struck and cursed out the Uber driver in a video that was posted in January, was initially placed on administrative leave and “removed from all clinical duties.”
“Jackson Health System is moving forward with the termination of Dr. Anjali Ramkissoon, a resident doctor. She is entitled to an appeal process,” the official statement reads.
The cellphone video of the fourth-year neurology resident striking and screaming profanities at the Uber driver in the Brickell area received hundreds of thousands of views. In the clip Ramkissoon, wearing shorts and an orange shirt, and the driver argue as he refuses to give her a ride. He was there to pick up another passenger.
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She then climbs into the car and throws some papers, scissors and other items out of the car.
Ramkissoon, 30, made an appearance on Good Morning America after the video caught fire and said she didn’t recognize the woman in that video who told the driver “get the f--- into the car, you disgusting piece of s---.”
“There is absolutely no excuse for my actions,” Ramkissoon told GMA host George Stephanopoulos. “I am so sorry. I have hurt so many people with this. My family, my friends, my job, the Uber driver. Nobody deserves to be treated that way. That’s not me.”
In the interview she said she had a rough day before the video was filmed as she had just broken up with a long-term boyfriend and her father was hospitalized. She apologized and thanked the driver for not pressing charges.