The doctor who reportedly took a selfie with Joan Rivers while she was under anesthesia and prior to her unauthorised biopsy refused to comment on the claims today.
The woman, who has been identified as Dr. Gwen Korovin according to TMZ , wouldn’t look at the camera when she was asked to comment in New York, and walked straight inside despite photographers shouting questions about the procedure and alleged selfie.
Arriving at work with a mini entourage to protect her from cameras, the doctor hid behind huge sunglasses as she was ushered inside.
It’s thought Dr Gwen, who is an ear, nose and throat doctor to the stars, was working as Joan’s personal doctor when she attended the Yorkville Endoscopy clinic on August 28 to undergo a routine procedure.
Her clinic declined to comment to TMZ. Mirror Celeb have contacted for comment.
Dr Gwen Korovin
On Wednesday it was claimed that the doctor, now believed to be Gwen, took a selfie with the star while she was under anaesthesia.
The incident allegedly occurred in Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy shortly before Joan, 81, underwent a procedure on her vocal chords that led to her suffering a cardiac arrest, CNN reports.
The clinic have made it very clear that they did not perform the biopsy or put the comedienne under anaesthesia.
Following Joan’s death Dr. Lawrence – who is a world renowned gastroenterologist and co-owner of the clinic – resigned from his position.
Joan died after the surgery
And it seems it’s not her first time in the limelight – she previously appeared in a Celine Dion documentary.
A clip from Celine’s 2010 documentary Through the Eyes of the World , obtained by TMZ, shows Dr Gwen interacting with the world famous singer.
The doctor, whose offices are on East 77th Street, New York, has previously worked with Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Hugh Jackman.
Her office walls are believed to be lined with pictures of the famous people she has looked after over the years.
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