Gwinnett County

'Dancing doctor' agrees to give up medical license for 2.5 years

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. — There are major new developments involving the dancing doctor, Windell Boutte.

The embattled Gwinnett dermatologist agreed Friday to give up her medical license for at least 2 1/2 years.

Channel 2 Consumer Investigator Jim Strickland confirmed the consent order is stamped June 29 and Boutte signed it on Thursday.

Just like the emergency suspension handed down three weeks ago, this formal action against Boutte doesn’t mention the viral videos that made her international news.


It does mention the case of Sherita Cox and the punctured lung that deflated Boutte’s surgical empire.

“I think things happen for a reason and maybe it was my time to help somebody,” Cox told Strickland.

The board found Boutte failed to conform to minimal standards in several standards in seven cases.

It found a surgical assistant, not a doctor, did more of the surgery on brain-damaged patient Icilma Cornelius.

The order also says Boutte can no longer refer to herself as a doctor, a physician or an M.D. until she gets her license back.

Boutte has also agreed to drop her court case asking a judge for her license back.