Pierce County doctor has license suspended for allegedly practicing drunk

The state has suspended a Pierce County physician’s license after learning about accusations that he performed procedures drunk and allowed students in another state to inject each other with drugs.

Dr. John Hagmann, who was licensed in Washington in 1989 as a surgeon and physician, has 30 days to respond to the charges of professional misconduct.

The state of Virginia revoked his license July 15.

It was there Hagmann taught a military medical training course where he allowed students to inject themselves and each other with drugs, sometimes in combination with alcohol, “to assess the effects of these substances on their cognition,” according to case documents.

Officials also contend Hagmann gave students drugs even though he’d not licensed to do so, practiced while drunk and exploited students “for personal gain and sexual gratification.”

Stacia Glenn: 253-597-8653