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In honor of Memorial Day, how do you remember and honor a person that you’ve lost?


Clinicians share how they show respect to those who have gone before us.

Passion in the Medical Profession | May 24, 2019 | <1 min read


Mark Lewis, MD, Murray, Utah

I try to spread my late father’s words of wisdom.


Kim Williams, Administrative Specialist, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

I honor my lost loved ones by partaking in their favorite meal, and listening to their favorite song.

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Karan Desai, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

I remember my grandparents each morning before heading into work, thanking them for putting family first so I could be a doctor in this country.  Only after that can start my work day.

Mays Ali, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

My uncle was a physician and the first person to hold and name me. He often paid for his patients’ medications, cab fare, or groceries if they couldn’t afford them. When he died many patients came to his funeral. The fact that he was so loved and cherished by patients made me realize, from a young age, that’s the kind of doctor I want to be. He would give the clothes off his back to strangers because it made him feel good. I try to emulate him every day.

Panagis Galiatsatos, MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

I love to share stories of patients that reaffirm the humanity of medicine. Death comes too often in our profession; these stories help bring life and honor to those who have since passed away.