Gynecologist Hid Camera In Pen: Perverted Dr. Nikita Levy Commits Suicide, Johns Hopkins Hospital Patients File Lawsuit

By Staff Reporter on February 28, 2013 10:28 AM EST

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Gynecologist Dr. Nikita Levy wore a camera pen around his neck when he saw his patients. (Photo: Handout Photo)

A Johns Hopkins Hospital gynecologist was caught with a hidden camera device inside a pen that was used to secretly videotape his patients. On Feb. 4, a Johns Hopkins Hospital employee blew the whistle on Dr. Nikita Levy and wrote a letter to Hopkins Hospital CEO, Dr. Paul B. Rothman. The employee described the device as a camera pen the Dr. Levy, 54, often wore around his neck.

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Dr. Rothman alerted security, who interviewed Levy at his office on Feb. 5. Security identified a number of devices in Levy's office and his person that were similar to the camera pen described by the anonymous employee.

The investigation quickly escalated as hospital personnel escorted Levy off of hospital grounds the next day and held him from patient contact. John Hopkins Hospital promptly alerted Baltimore police and investigators eventually found a large amount of multimedia evidence.

What's more, Baltimore police also searched Levy's home, uncovering hard drives and servers filled with pictures of patients.

A shameful scandal, police discovered that Dr. Nikita Levy had killed himself on Feb. 18.

According to authorities, a hotline has been set up by the hospital as more than 2,000 patients and former patients of Levy have called in to learn if they have been victimized. Two class-action lawsuits have also been filed against Johns Hopkins Hospital, claiming that the hospital cannot be forgiven for its failure of protecting patients from Dr. Levy.

In response, Johns Hopkins Hospital issued a letter to patients.

"Today, we stand humbled by the events and tragic circumstances that involve the patients and community we serve. We want to assure our patients that their privacy, safety and well-being are our priority."

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