SACRAMENTO - A physician who lost his license for molesting a young female relative over a span of six years has dropped his effort to practice medicine again.
Kenneth Bruce Woods, 63, was a urologist with staff privileges at Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Mercy San Juan Medical Center prior to his 2001 conviction.
As a registered sex offender, Woods is prohibited from working as a doctor in California.
Under the alias "John Doe," Woods filed a petition in Sacramento Superior Court last October seeking an order forcing the Medical Board of California to reinstate his medical license on the grounds he no longer poses a possible risk to patients.
His attorney, Steven Simas, believed it was the first lawsuit of its kind in California.