A LEEDS paediatrician who was an expert witness in the cases of a string of women wrongly accused of killing their children will appear before the General Medical Council in June accused of serious professional misconduct.
Professor Sir Roy Meadow gave evidence in the trials of Sally Clark, Trupti Patel, Angela Cannings and Donna Anthony. All denied murdering their children and were eventually vindicated.
He had said the chances of two babies dying of cot death within a family was 1:73,000,000.
But his claim, which has caused huge controversy, has been disputed by the Royal Statistical Society.
Prof Sir Roy was regarded as an expert in his field and was given a knighthood on his retirement from St James's University Hospital in 1998.
The GMC said a Fitness to Practise hearing into Professor Samuel Roy Meadow would be held on June 20. Prof Sir Roy is accused of serious profession misconduct, a GMC spokeswoman said.
Mrs Clark was jailed in 1999 after being convicted of murdering her two baby sons. She was cleared after appeal in 2003.
A few months later, Mrs Patel, a 35-year-old pharmacist, was also freed.
Mrs Cannings, 40, from Salisbury, spent 18 months in jail after being convicted of murdering her two babies but was freed on appeal in 2003.
Following the quashing of the Mrs Cannings's conviction 28 cases were referred to the Criminal Cases Review Commission, which probes possible miscarriages of justice.
Donna Anthony, 31, of Yeovil, Somerset, saw her conviction overturned by the Court of Appeal earlier this month. She had been jailed for life in 1998 at Bristol Crown Court for murdering her two children.