A total of 17 people, mostly men, told the Times that they had been abused by Reginald Archibald, an endocrinologist who had been treating children and adolescents for more than 30 years.
In 1982, Archibald retired after years of childhood growth and maturation. He died in 2007.
When these boys were in Archibald's examination room, he told them that they had to touch their body parts, the lawyers of some alleged prosecutors said in a statement to CNN.
"Archibald used his white coat and the professorship of Rockefeller University to gain the trust of concerned parents seeking help for their vulnerable children," attorney Mariann Wang said in a statement.
Hospital: Archibald's Conduct During the Exams Was "Inappropriate"
In a statement, the hospital says it first learned that Archibald "behaved inappropriately in patient examinations" when a former patient complained in 2004 physical examinations given by Archibald.
At that time, according to the statement, the hospital notified medical and law enforcement agencies, and also a law firm to further investigate the allegations.
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The hospital initiated a second investigation this year after another former patient made similar allegations.
Details of the most recent investigation have not been published, but the hospital said more patients were experiencing allegations involving Archibald. The law firm again concluded that Archibald's behavior was inappropriate, the hospital officials said.
CNN has approached the Manhattan District Attorney who oversees medical behavior for the state of New York and law firm Debevoise & Plimpton – who conducted the investigations – for comments.
Rockefeller Hospital has removed the physician's emeritus status at the institution and all references to him there on the findings.
The hospital is now turning to former patients and encouraging them to share their experiences.
As many as 1,000 letters were sent to former patients, the Times reported, but officials would not confirm that number CNN.  Hospital officials said Thursday that more former patients had contacted them and charged Archibald with sexual misconduct.
"We are appalled to hear these reports of Dr. Archibald's reprehensible behavior, we deeply regret the pain and suffering that Dr Archibald's former patients have, and we are extremely grateful to the patients for sharing their experiences with us.
In the same statement issued on Thursday, officials also noted that "patient protection and safety measures in the hospital have been improved in recent decades, making a occurrence of this type highly unlikely today."
The Pain " Never Disappear "
The men who talked to The Times all described similar experiences they revealed while alone with the doctor and either being masturbated or masturbated by the doctor, sometimes for ejaculation.
Michael Manfre, 57, told the Times that he would remember when he was about 12 years old. Another former patient, Matt Harris, 58, described how he was massaged by the doctor in his groin and asked him if it felt right.
Another former patient, whom the Times refers to only as John from Brooklyn, said he had been raped by the doctor when he was 13 years old.
CNN was unable to contact the men mentioned in the NY Times Report.
One of the prosecutors said that the consequences of sexual abuse persisted, forcing the hospital to share what they knew about Archibald.
"The damage he caused will never go away," said MR, another of Archibald's prosecutors. "But Rockefeller also needs to explain more and tell us everything they knew and when they knew it, we want answers."