TODAY | February 21, 2013
>>> the stunning death of a gynecologist in the baltimore area has many patients wondering if they were victims of a shocking violation of privacy. lisa myers reports.
>> reporter: baltimore police are trying to identify about a thousand women seen over the last two decades by dr. nikit ara levy who practiced gynecology at johns hopkins . he was found dead monday apparent suicide after being accused of secretly photographing and videotaping patients.
>> reporter: jessica was levy's patient for 11 years and said she felt very close to him.
>> right now, i'm very confused. if i could speak with him, i would tell him he broke my heart, he broke my trust.
>> reporter: police say they uncovered and compare amount of evidence in levy's home removing computers, hard drives and servers full of images.
>> we understand there is an extensive amount of photographs and video recordings which show patients in various states of undress and examination.
>> reporter: johns hopkins says levy got caught after a fellow employee became suspicious and alerted security. the hospital says it then notified the police and suspended levy.
>> words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for every patient whose privacy may have been violated, the hospital said. levy's lawyer emphasized that he was never charged with a crime. lisa myers , nbc news,