She said the Hopkins Medicine Board of Trustees, meanwhile, will set up a "separate independent investigation" that "will work in tandem with law enforcement."

Board Vice Chairman Francis X. Knott, reached Monday night, said he had no further details on the board's plans.

"This has all happened so quickly that we haven't had a chance to get together," Knott said. "It's sad all the way around."

By Monday, Levy's name and information had been taken down from the website of Johns Hopkins Community Physicians, though references still were viewable on cached pages.

Levy graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1984 and completed his residency through the State University of New York system, according to records kept by the Maryland Board of Physicians. His license to practice medicine in Maryland was issued in 1988 and was up for renewal in 2014.

He had worked for Hopkins since 1988, Hoppe said.

Levy had no disciplinary actions against him, according to the board. He did not carry a license to practice in any other state.

Ciara Brown said she has been going to the East Baltimore Medical Center on East Eager Street for five years, but had stopped seeing Levy.

"I didn't like him only because he was super aggressive," the Parkville woman said. She said she didn't like how he called her personally at home to ask why she missed her scheduled appointment.

But Levy wasn't inappropriate during visits, said Brown, adding that the allegations against him could be unfounded.

"It could have been someone saying something," she said. "I feel bad for his family."

Donise Harrington, a patient of Levy's for more than two decades, called both the allegations and Levy's death "hard to believe."

Harrington said Levy delivered her now-20-year-old son, performed a tubectomy on her, and would have delivered her grandson recently had Levy made it to the hospital on time.

While she was concerned about her and her daughter's privacy as his patients, she said she was mostly sad to lose Levy as her doctor.

"It goes through the back of your head — was I on videotape?" Harrington said. "But he was a good doctor, besides what they said about him."

Dana Shorter, another patient, said she also had sent her daughter to Levy. She said she would stand by him if he were still alive.

"I am in a lot of shock that this has taken place," Shorter said. "Regardless of the allegations against him, I would have remained a loyal patient to him."

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