Board of Physicians: Dr. Levy Showed No Warning Signs

CBS Baltimore, February 25, 2013

There’s new information in the investigation into a Johns Hopkins gynecologist accused of secretly recording his patients.

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The director of a counseling center said they are getting calls from out of state and are starting group therapy sessions just for this doctor’s patients. That is how widespread this scandal has become.

WJZ has learned there could be more than 1,000 victims of gynecologist Nikita Levy as forensic investigators sift through computer servers and hard drives for images they believe the Hopkins doctor secretly captured inside exam rooms.

Levy used a camera hidden inside of a pen. The recordings are clear and can easily be stored on a micro SD card and transferred to a computer.

Stunned former patient Tera Johnson says she recommended Dr. Levy to friends.

“He was a nice man. He was a gentleman, sweet. He was kind, a professional,” she said. “But I guess behind closed doors, you never know what’s going on.”

His Maryland Board of Physicians profile shows no red flags—no disciplinary action, malpractice judgments or convictions for moral crimes.

The problems only surfaced three weeks ago when a co-worker noticed something suspicious and alerted security. Levy killed himself in the early stages of the investigation, leaving behind many unanswered questions: what was the motive? {snip}

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Several lawsuits have already been filed.

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Levy reportedly left a suicide note apologizing to his wife. He worked for Johns Hopkins for more than 20 years.

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