A former Woodhull Hospital anesthesiologist is under investigation by the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct in connection with the death of Sha-asia Washington, who died during childbirth at the hospital last July at age 26.

In documents reviewed by THE CITY, the state board contends that Dr. Dmitry Anatolevich Shelchkov “deviated from medically acceptable standards” in administering an epidural to Washington. The board also found he “failed to appropriately administer” oxygen treatment after Washington reported difficulty breathing and didn’t maintain adequate records of her care.

Juwan Lopez/Facebook Sha-Asia Washington before dying while giving birth at Woodhull Hospital in Brooklyn. A former Woodhull Hospital anesthesiologist is under investigation by the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct in connection with the death of Sha-asia Washington , who died during childbirth at the hospital last […]

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