Pediatric gastroenterologist Dr. Michael Tyshkov charged with sexual, criminal assault

Summit, N.J.-based pediatric gastroenterologist Michael Tyshkov, MD, allegedly sexually assaulted a 20-year-old patient several times over several years, my central jersey reports.

What you should know:

1. Union County, N.J. prosecutors charged Dr. Tyshkov with a count of sexual assault and a count of criminal sexual contact. He faces five to 10 years if convicted.

2. Dr. Tyshkov treated the patient for more than a decade.

3. Dr. Tyshkov allegedly assaulted the patient during medical exams between April 2016 and March 2019.

4. Police arrested Dr. Tyshkov March 29. He was being held in jail pending a first appearance and detention hearing.

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