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Police: Baltimore gynecologist secretly took photos, videos of patients

A Johns Hopkins gynecologist who turned up dead Feb. 18 may have photographed and videotaped his patients without permission, according to a report in The Baltimore Sun [1].

Nikita A. Levy, 54, was let go by Johns Hopkins Medicine earlier this month after a colleague alerted security staff to the allegations, hospital officials said. They said Levy had been capturing images of patients with personal photo and video equipment, according to The Sun.

Levy worked at Hopkins’ East Baltimore Medical Center for more than two decades.

A hospital spokesperson said Levy’s alleged behavior violated Hopkins code of conduct and privacy policies and was “against everything for which Johns Hopkins Medicine stands.”

Police officials say the death is being investigated as a suicide. No gun or knife was used. His body was to be taken to the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for an autopsy.