The state is finally taking disciplinary action against a Manhattan ER doctor arrested for sexually abusing and endangering a child’s well-being — five years after his alleged crime.
dr. Michael Hilton was arrested in December 2017 and charged with oral sex with a 16-year-old boy, according to an indictment.
At the time, Hilton was 33 and an attending physician and associate medical director for EMS and disaster preparedness at the Mount Sinai Health System, according to his Linkedin profile.
He pleaded guilty in 2019 to one count each of a criminal sexual act and endangering the welfare of a child with conditions such as undergoing therapy for sex offenders, according to the Manhattan District Attorney’s office.
The prosecutor’s office said he completed the terms of the agreement on March 25, 2021, and the charges of sex acts were dismissed. Hilton was sentenced to three years’ probation for endangering the welfare of a child.
But the State Department of Health’s Office for Professional Medical Conduct did not charge Hilton for misconduct until Jan. 19. The action could result in his medical license being revoked.
A DOH spokeswoman said the agency would not comment on pending disciplinary cases or why it took so long to issue the misconduct charge.
Hilton, whose online resume says he is a medical director at Sollis Health, a concierge service, has not returned a request for comment.