Dr. Asif Chaudhry

26 avril 194029 décembre 2020

Dr. Asif A.Chaudhry Age 80 Passed away December 29, 2020 Beloved husband of Melanie Proud father of Serena and Todd, their spouses Jason and Karen; and loving grandfather of Chaya, Imala and Kalil. Dear son of the late Anwar Ali Chaudhry and Amana BeBe Dearest brother of and survived by Muzamal, Baji Jahn, Samia and Rabia; Born in Pakistan, one of thirteen children, Asif Chaudhry graduated from King Edward Medical College, Punjab University, Lahore Pakistan. He made his way to the U.S. in 1965 to further his medical training. He became a member of the Fairview Medical Staff, met and married Melanie, his devoted wife of 51 years. Dr. Chaudhry completed his fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at Ohio State University and went on to become a pioneer in the field. He founded the Fairview Cancer Program, and played a key role in the development of his lifetime dream, the Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center at Fairview Hospital, Moll Pavilion. Dr. Chaudhry was involved in clinical research and passionate about teaching medical students and residents.He continued to practice until the age of 77 because he loved taking care his patients, remaining in touch with many for decades. Dr. Chaudhry was an avid traveler and connoisseur of fine foods, culture and music. His curiosity and positivity inspired all who knew him. His generosity and love of life can be seen in his nieces, nephews and grandchildren, continuing Dr. Chaudhry’s legacy. A Celebration of Life will follow in the new year post pandemic. Current services will be private with entombment at Lakewood Park Cemetery In lieu of flowers please donate to the American Parkinson’s Disease Association https://www.apdaparkinson.org/


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Dr. Asif Chaudhry

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Thomas Comerford

janvier 11, 2021

Dear Melanie, Serena and Todd, Please accept my condolences for Asif's death. He was a friend and colleague. I am sorry for your loss. Tom Comerford

Lisa Wancho

janvier 9, 2021

Melanie and Family,

I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Dr. Chaudhry's passing. Please know you are in my prayers.

Dr. Chaudhry was such a kind-hearted, compassionate, warm, and caring man who always had a smile for everyone. He was also a joy to work with as I had the pleasure and privilege to do so for many years at the Moll Cancer Center. I especially enjoyed working with him on the Cancer Symposiums. Dr. Chaudhry was not only an awesome physician, but an excellent teacher/mentor as well!

Thank you for sharing him! He will be missed by many.

Lisa Wancho

Dr. Steven Lamb

janvier 5, 2021

I was so saddened to hear of Asif passing. Melanie, Beth and I send our condolences to you and your family.

Asif touched many lives and took excellent care of his patients. I considered him my friend and it saddens me when the circle of life has taken a friend away. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.

Teri (Theresa) Smith

janvier 4, 2021

I met Dr. Chaudhry in August 1989 when he diagnosed me with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. I went to see him only for a second opinion. His warmth, compassion and genuine concern made me realize he was the doctor for me. He helped me when my cancer returned in 1993 and with a bone marrow transplant. We kept in touch for 31 years. He saved my life twice. I loved him as a doctor, teacher, healer and dear friend. Rest In Peace.

Dr. Atef Eltomey

janvier 4, 2021

I was so saddened to learn of Asif’s passing. My condolences to his wife, Melanie, and his family.

I was fortunate to work closely with Dr. Chaudhry for over 30 years. He was a great inspiration to everyone who knew him. He was a caring and compassionate physician, an educator, a mentor, and above all .. a Friend. He will be truly missed.

Dr. Atef Eltomey

Jean Doheny

janvier 4, 2021

My father was a neighbor of the Chaudhry family. My prayers are with you at this time. God bless💕

Dale Cowan

janvier 4, 2021

It was with great sadness I read about the passing of Asif. We were colleagues for over 40 years. He was a true gentleman, excellent physician, and wonderful human being. He created the cancer center at Fairview Hospital and built it into one of the leading community cancer centers in the Greater Cleveland area. His passing represents a huge loss for the oncology community in Cleveland. I shall always cherish our collaboration and the moments I spent with Asif. My condolences go to Melanie and Asif's children and grandchildren.

Megan (Gauntner) Tsiamis

janvier 4, 2021

Serena, my mom shared with me the sad news about your dad passing away. I am so sorry to hear. I will pray that peace surrounds you and your family during this difficult time.
Megan (Gauntner) Tsiamis

John Thomas

janvier 4, 2021

Dr. Chaudhry will always be an inspiration to me. As a young resident physician, he made me comfortable enough to ask him how he didn't become saddened dealing with so many patients struggling with incurable illnesses. His answer changed my life. Asif reminded me that no one lives forever, but many are taken suddenly from their time on earth with no warning and no opportunity to...go on that vacation, right previous wrongs, or tell someone that they loved them. Dr. Chaudhry felt uniquely privileged to give his patients some realistic view of their future and the gift to make the best of it...a message that I have tried to carry on with his memory.

Marjorie Kastner/Jaracz

janvier 3, 2021

I owe my life to Dr. Chaudhry.
In 1985 i became sick with Leukemia. Even though there was little hope for my recovery he never gave up trying to cure me. He took many calls in the middle of the night to talk the nurses through one crisis after another. I am so grateful for the wonderful life I have had thanks to Dr. Chaudhry. Every five years I tried to bring flowers to say thank you. This year I sent a picture and I was so happy for the nice note I received in return.
Forever grateful for my life.
Marjorie Kastner Jaracz