BALTIMORE —Baltimore City police said a Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist who was facing a criminal conduct investigation involving inappropriate photos that were taken of patients killed himself Monday.
Johns Hopkins officials said in a statement that they launched an investigation on Feb. 4 into Dr. Nikita Levy, 54, after an employee alerted them of the possibility that he was inappropriately photographing and videotaping his patients during appointments.
Hospital spokeswoman Kim Hoppe said that within a day, security personnel determined Levy had been “illegally and without our knowledge photographing his patients and possibly others with his personal photographic and video equipment and storing those images electronically.”
Officials said Levy was immediately prohibited from any further patient contact. Hospital officials said they notified the Baltimore City Police Department and, after Levy acknowledged the allegations, he was fired on Feb. 8. Officials said they offered him counseling services.
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