Driver Accused of Driving 118 in a 65-mph Zone ID’d as Mass. Brain Surgeon

Adel Malek, a top neurosurgeon at Tufts Medical Center, is facing charges in New Hampshire after allegedly going more than 50 miles per hour over the speed limit, adding to an already long history of run-ins with the law while behind the wheel.

Malek, a 48-year-old Weston, Mass. resident, was allegedly caught speeding on I-89 South near Grantham, New Hampshire, on Sunday, and police say an aircraft caught him going 118 miles per hour in a 65-mph zone.

He’s now facing reckless driving charges, but the incident isn’t Malek’s first time being pulled over.

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Citing a nine-page driving record released by the Department of Transportation, The Boston Globe reported that Malek’s driver’s license has been suspended on a number of separate occasions and his various offenses include 19 speeding tickets and “at least five accidents since the mid-1980s.”

But as the head of neurovascular surgery at Tufts, he appears to be less reckless. The Boston Herald reported that Malek attended Harvard and was named one of the best doctors in the United States in a 2012 issue of U.S. News & World Report.

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Malek, chief of neurovascular surgery at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, has no record of medical discipline and has won several awards for his research on aneurysms, according to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine. His findings have been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, among others.

Malek was released on bail and, according to the Globe report, is expected to be arraigned in Newport District Court later this month.