The NewYork-Presbyterian Allen Hospital confirmed the death of one of a top emergency room doctor, Lorna Breen, in a statement on Tuesday evening.
Breen, 49, worked for Allen Hospital in Upper Manhattan, according to the NewYork-Presbyterian website.
Tyler Hawn, a spokesman for the Charlottesville Police Department in Virginia, also confirmed the doctor's death and said she committed suicide.
Breen had described the "onslaught of patients who were dying before they could even be taken out of ambulances," according to her father, Dr. Phillip Breen.
A friend and former colleague of Breen's told news outlets that she is heartbroken.