UPDATE:  DC Media elites, The Federalist, The Daily Caller, Examiner, Brit Hume are not happy Dr. Dao’s local paper reported on his past and demand we all ‘unsee’ it.

NEW: #United Passenger Dao taunted cops to drag him off the plane.  WATCH HERE.

Dr. David Dao, 69, has been identified as the man forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight in Chicago that was overbooked.

The Courier-Journal, a Louisville, KY newspaper where Dao lives, reports on his troubled past:

Dao, who went to medical school in Vietnam in the 1970s before moving to the U.S., was working as a pulmonologist in Elizabethtown when he was arrested in 2003 and eventually convicted of drug-related offenses after an undercover investigation, according to documents filed with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure last June. The documents allege that he was involved in fraudulent prescriptions for controlled substances and was sexually involved with a patient who used to work for his practice and assisted police in building a case against him.


Sourcing twitter, the site references a March 19, 2004, indictment in Jefferson County, Kentucky, where a medical doctor under the name David Anh Duy Dao was indicted on 21 counts.

On November 18, 2004, Dao was convicted by a jury of 6 of 15 of those counts; the remaining 6 were dismissed. Namely, he was charged with obtaining a controlled substance (hydrocodone) by fraud. He was sentenced to a total of 2 years and 8 months (with 5 years probation) and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine.

According to Kentucky State Court records, David Dao was in 2011 was evaluated again, with the following recommendations:

1) He attend a residential program to address his character deficits.

2) He completes a polygraph without evidence of deception.

3) He completes a professional boundaries course.

4) He submits to random urine and polygraph examinations.

5) A highly structured practice plan with a restricted DEA license is set up if/when he is able to return to medical practice.

He did go to a program, where his treatment focused on ‘his vocational s-xual misconduct, personality traits, depression and anxiety, trauma, and relational issues with his spouse and family.’

The assessment he completed in 2014 noted that he demonstrated ‘significant and broad deficiencies in areas common to primary care,’ his knowledge of health maintenance was ‘globally inadequate,’ and he demonstrated unacceptable knowledge of basic physical examinations and medications.

Despite this, Dr David Dao was finally given a limited license to practice in 2015.


Dr David Dao has past of illicit gay sex with a patient, and tested positive for drugs, official documents reveal.

Dao was recorded screaming as he was dragged off the flight.  United’s CEO defended the action after airline employees corroborated Dao’s belligerence. Company President Oscar Munoz is undergoing a lynching on social media, and even some in Congress have demanded investigations into airline overbooking and bumping.