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COVID-19: In Memoriam

ACP honors internal medicine physicians and ACP colleagues who served our profession and the health of their patients and lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We extend our gratitude to them, and our deepest condolences to their families and loved ones.

To submit the name and related information of an ACP member who has lost their life due to the pandemic, please fill out our form

Updated July 30, 2020

Dr. Sudheer Singh Chauhan

The Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, Richmond Hill, New York.


Dr. John C. Coman

New York Presbyterian Queens Medical Group; Bayside Primary Care, Bayside, NY

We mourn the loss of our friend and colleague Dr. John Coman. John battled for several weeks before succumbing to COVID 19. This wimpy virus that can be easily killed by soap and water, but causes death and destruction to the human body.

Dr. Stephan L. Kamholz

Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Kamholz served on ACP's Board of Regents from 2006-12 and as NY Downstate Region II Governor from 1996-2000. Dr. Kamholz also served on numerous committees at ACP and as Chair, Council of Subspecialty Societies from 2006-12. Some of the committees Dr. Kamholz served on included Awards Committee, IM Scientific Program Committee, Health and Public Policy Committee, Medical Practice and Quality Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.


Dr. James A. Mahoney

SUNY Downstate Medical Center/Kings County Hospital


Dr. Jesus A. Marin Ruiz


Excellent specialist in General Internal Medicine and pioneer in Clinical Toxicology, specialty that he founded in the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Nicaragua (UNAN). He was past president of the Nicaraguan Association of Internal Medicine (ANMI), and several times was coordinator of the Scientific Committe. He was also coordinator of the Scientific Magazine of the Central America Internal Medicine Association (AMICAC). Dr. Marin was always promoting Internal Medicine in Nicaragua, for which he received the gold medal of ANMI, and this year's ANMI congress was named after him, before he was attacked by COVID-19.