|Title:||Pathology Oversight Failures at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas|
|VA Office:||Veterans Health Administration (VHA)
|Report Author:||Office of Healthcare Inspections
|Report Type:||Healthcare Inspection
The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) initiated a healthcare inspection in spring 2018 after receiving allegations that former Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Service Chief Dr. Robert Levy misdiagnosed pathological specimens and altered quality management documents to conceal errors at the Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The inspection was completed after the OIG Office of Investigations conducted a criminal investigation. In January 2021, Dr. Levy was sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter and mail fraud.