UNITED STATES: Another Indian-origin doctor in the US has succumbed to the novel coronavirus, American Association of Physicians of Indian-Origin (AAPI) said on Wednesday.
Dr Sudheer S Chauhan, an Internal Medicine specialist in South Richmond Hill, New York, was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was battling for his life for the past few weeks.
Chauhan died of complications from the illness on May 19, AAPI’s Media Coordinator Ajay Ghosh said in a statement.
“His ‘unique, kind, gentle and caring spirit’ will be missed”, daughter Sneh Chauhan said in an AAPI release.
Dr. Sudheer Singh Chauhan, 69 yo IM doc and Program Director IM Residency at Jamaica Hosp, NYC died of #covid19 on 5/19. He was one of the most beloved Attendings, and Residents vied to be on his team. Brilliant, kind, and calm. #healthcareheroes #getusppe pic.twitter.com/9ZmCyQ5mRe— Indian-origin doctor US Healthcare Workers lost to Covid 19 (@ClaireZebra) May 20, 2020
Dr Chauhan received his graduate medical education from GSUM Medical College, University of Kanpur, India in 1972.
Earlier this month, an Indian-origin man and his daughter, both doctors in New Jersey, died due to coronavirus infection.