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In Memoriam — February 2021

February 1, 2021

*Neera Bhutani, M.D.,chapter affiliate member, of Webster, Texas, died of COVID-19 Jan. 2 at age 72.

Dr. CannellRobert C. Cannell, M.D., FAAP, of Yuma, Ariz., died Nov. 17 at age 78.

Stephen R. Kandall, M.D., FAAP, of Raleigh, N.C., died Nov. 4 at age 80.

*Edith M. Marrero-Vazquez, M.D., FAAP, of Toa Alta, Puerto Rico, died of COVID-19 Dec. 25 at age 72.

Oscar A. Novick, M.D., FAAP, of Skokie, Ill., died Dec. 10 at age 89.

*Roman M. Peña-Ferreira, M.D., FAAP, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died of COVID-19 Nov. 15 at age 63.

Richard B. Rees, M.D., FAAP, of Layton, Utah, died from complications of stomach cancer Nov. 26 at age 77.

Marjorie S. Rosenthal, M.D., M.P.H., FAAP, of New Haven, Conn., died from colon cancer Dec. 1 at age 53. She was associate director of the National Clinician Scholars Program.

*Anjali Verma, M.D., FAAP, of Colts Neck, N.J., died of COVID-19 Nov. 24 at age 63.

*COVID-19-related death

Remembering those who died from COVID-19

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