Dr Ian Shenkin, who retired from the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland Road, in August 2008, was found to be unfit to practise by the General Medical Council in March.
He had appeared in front of a fitness to practise panel accused of repeatedly failing to diagnose cancer in a female patient, believing that she had irritable bowel syndrome. The elderly woman, known as Patient A, died less than a month after the correct diagnosis was made by another doctor.
But a reviewing panel said earlier this month that Dr Shenkin had gained insight into his shortcomings and learnt from his past mistakes. They said: ‘You have made sufficient progress in addressing the issues which brought you before the fitness to practise panel in March.
‘The panel has noted that you are committed to medicine and have received numerous expressions of support from your community.’