Published in Hepatitis Weekly, August 5th, 2002
A Health Department report found that Dr. Marvin Chiumento, then an anesthesiologist at the Bay Ridge Endoscopy and Digestive Health Center, probably caused the outbreak by reusing a vial of medication and needles that had been infected by a procedure on a patient with hepatitis C.
The investigation was reported July 3, 2002, in Newsday, which obtained the department's 22-page report on the outbreak through a Freedom of Information Act request.
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