Pattern of Abuse: New York Doctor Accused of Drugging and Raping Patients 


A doctor at New York Presbyterian Queens Hospital has been accused of a series of crimes, including drugging and raping patients under his care. He is also being charged with filming sexual assaults he committed outside of the hospital. 

The allegations shocked the medical community and raised concerns about the safety of patients in healthcare settings.

Dr. Zhi Alan Cheng, 33, was employed as a gastroenterologist at the hospital when he was initially accused of rape by his ex-girlfriend. 

The ex-girlfriend stumbled upon a video of her own assault. And she reported it to the police.  The police investigation revealed footage of attacks on other women.

Cheng was arrested in December. And fired by the hospital. He is being held in custody on Rikers Island.

On Monday, the doctor appeared in court in Queens. He faced multiple charges related to six victims. Including three counts of rape, ten counts of predatory sexual assault, seven counts of sexual abuse, and four counts of assault. The victims range in age from 19 to 47.