Famed Mt. Sinai Urologist, Dr. Adam Levinson Busted For Using Pencam To Peep Up Women’s Skirts
An award-winning surgeon at Mount Sinai Hospital was busted for taking pictures up women’s skirts after an eagle-eyed minister spotted the dirty doctor practicing his photographic perversity in the Union Square subway station.
Dr. Adam Levinson, an assistant professor of urology at the hospital’s school of medicine, allegedly clipped a pen camera to a folded newspaper so he could peek up a woman’s skirt on a southbound 4 train about 5 p.m. Tuesday, authorities and a witness said.
Sheldon Birthwright, 46, a construction worker who once worked for the Transportation Security Administration, said he sensed something wrong almost immediately after Levinson stepped on the train at E. 59th St.
The doctor — a New York Medical College grad who twice won a national Patients’ Choice Award — held the newspaper at his side as he inched toward a woman wearing a knee-high dress and reading a Kindle.
“He’s leaning on the pole right next to the door,” Birthwright told the Daily News.
“He has a paper in his hand. But what’s mysterious about it, there’s a pen attached to the paper. . . . He has it down in a very unsuspicious way. But every time the woman would move, he would move.”
When the train stopped at Union Square, Levinson — wearing shorts, a T-shirt and carrying a bag — followed the woman onto the platform, Birthwright said.
“He walks directly behind her with the same paper and camera all the way up the stairs,” said Birthwright, who is also a minister in the Bronx.
Birthwright said as soon as he got up the stairs, he ran into the NYPD’s Transit District 4 stationhouse and told cops the camera creep was prowling around the station. A couple of officers went with Birthwright to look for the suspect, but they lost his trail.
Birthwright continued to the L train platform and spotted Levinson, 39, standing at a staircase. Birthwright grabbed the cops and pointed them to the creep.
Police noticed the sleek black-and-gold pen on the newspaper was actually a tiny video camera, which average about $240 at local spy shops. After getting a search warrant, the cop watched several of Levinson’s up-skirt videos, sources said. There was more than one victim spotted on the videos, the sources said.
Levinson — who received urologic surgery training at Columbia University — was later charged with unlawful surveillance. He was freed on $15,000 bond.
A spokesman for Mount Sinai said Levinson had been suspended because of the arrest.
The doctor’s lawyer, Alan Silber, said he expects “a fair result” when the case goes to court on Oct. 15.
Birthwright said he was just glad he kept his eyes open.
“They say, ‘When you see something, say something,’” he said. “That’s all I did. It feels good.”