NEW YORK:An Indian-origin physician here has succumbed to the novel coronavirus, American Physicians of Indian-Origin (AAPI) has said.
Sudheer S Chauhan had been diagnosed with COVID-19 and was battling for his life for the past few weeks. He died of complications from the illness on May 19.
Chauhan was an Internal Medicine Physician and Associate Programme Director IM Residency Program at Jamaica Hospital in New York.
His daughter Sneh Chauhan said in the AAPI release that his “unique, kind, gentle and caring spirit” would be missed.Chauhan did his MBBS from GSUM Medical College, University of Kanpur (India) in 1972. He was chief resident in Internal Medicine at Jamaica Hospital and graduated in 1997. A Board Certified physician in Internal Medicine, he also received citations from Royal College of Physicians and FACP from American College of Physicians.
New York is among the worst-hit states in the US with 28,636 coronavirus deaths and 76,410 infections. The US has so far recorded 1,551,853 COVID-19 cases and 93,439 fatalities — both of which are highest in the world.
Earlier this month, an Indian-origin father-daughter doctor duo in New Jersey passed away due to COVID-19.
Dr Satyender Dev Khanna, 78, and Dr Priya Khanna, 43, “both dedicated their lives to helping others and we lost both of them to COVID-19,” Murphy said during a press conference last week.