Friday, August 14, 1992
Malak seeks examiner job
BY JERRY DEAN
Democrat-Gazette Staff Writer
Dr. Fahmy Malak, Arkansas' controversial former state medical examiner,
has sought a similar $160,000 a-year job as chief medical examiner in
Guam, a U.S. Trust Territory island in the southern Marianas.
But Malak's chances of landing the new job may have paled last week
because of apparent inconsistencies in a resume he presented to job
interviewers on the 209 square-mile island.
Elizabeth Barrett-Anderson, Guam's attorney general who also heads the
territory's Postmortem Examination Commission, which is seeking a new
medical examiner said in an article published last week in the Pacific
Daily News that Malak applied for the job last December and was
interviewed in June.
Malak's resume also stated he had held an assistant professor's post at
the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences while serving 12 years as
the state medical examiner. When questioned later about the resume item,
Malak said he actually had been a lower-ranking assistant professor.
Further checks by Dr. Hee-Yong Park, Guam's retiring medical examiner,
revealed Malak had been an unpaid clinical assistant professor at UAMS in
Upon Malak's resignation Sept. 10, 1991. from the Arkansas medical
examiner's post, he began working for the state Health Department as a
consultant and was paid $70,000 a year.
Shannon Murphy, a reporter at the News, said Thursday that the question of
Malak's employment had been deferred at least until Monday so Malak could
respond to the panel's concerns about his Arkansas tenure.