Former Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center CEO Paul Levy marries
Paul Levy, who stepped down last year as CEO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center amid questions about his relationship with Farzana Mohamed, a female employee, married Mohamed over the weekend.
The couple announced their wedding in an e-mail to friends Sunday evening, but provided few details.
“We are pleased to send a report of our wedding ceremony this weekend in California. We were only able to invite a small group of friends and family, but we would now like to continue the celebration with our wider group of friends in the Boston area,” the couple wrote in the e-mail, which is signed “Fondly, Farzana and Paul.”
In lieu of a gift, the pair, who live in Newton, asked friends to consider donating to one of their favorite charities, which include The Eliot School, Massachusetts Audubon Society’s Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, and Focus Humanitarian Assistance.
We wanted to chat with Levy (inset) and Mohamed about their big day, but in response to our e-mail the groom said he’s traveling and had no time to talk.
Levy, who had a hand in the cleanup of Boston Harbor while at the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, is widely credited with reinvigorating a moribund Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. But some physicians also expressed concern about Levy’s judgment regarding his relationship with Mohamed, whom he had known since she was an MIT undergrad and he was her academic adviser. (Levy hired Mohamed in 2002.)
In a 2010 interview with the Globe, Levy, who was married to a different woman at the time, acknowledged he’d made a “big mistake” believing that he could employ a “close personal friend” for years without upsetting other employees. A year later, he resigned from BIDMC in what the hospital described as a “negotiated departure.”