Well-known cardiologist dies after months of COVID-19 complications

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A Dayton area cardiologist died Oct. 18 following months of complications from a March COVID-19 infection.

Loved ones of Dr. Mukul Chandra said in a statement that he is survived by his wife, Arti; his son, Shubham, and his daughter, Aayushi, and asked for space and privacy for the family while they reflect on his life and legacy.

“We cherish his memories, his infectious smile and enthusiasm to help our community will remain alive in our hearts forever,” they stated. “He influenced all with his deep integrity, courage, perseverance, confidence, compassion and wisdom.”

Services will be this Saturday for immediate family and friends and keeping with pandemic safety guidelines. A virtual link will be provided for the community at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton at communityhealthdayton.org.

To create a lasting legacy for family to remember, people who knew Chandra can send in 4-by-6 inch flash cards stating how and when they met, how he impacted their life and what they miss most about him. Friends coordinating the effort request people write on only one side of the card and send in two copies of the card so each child can have one. People can also send in 4-by-6 inch photos they have taken with him. Cards can be mailed to Chandra Family c/o Rada Carfora, 9764 Olde Georgetown Way, Centerville, OH 45458.

Chandra served as medical director of cardiac preventative care and research at the Miami Valley Hospital, which is part of Premier Health.

Premier Health said in a statement that Chandra served "as a tireless advocate for his patients and their families, was a highly respected colleague by both clinical and support staff, and cared deeply about the health and well-being of the entire community. "

“This is a profound loss for so many — first and foremost for his family to whom we send our prayers and deepest sympathy. For those of us who had the privilege of knowing him well, he will long be remembered for his expertise, his drive and his passion,” Premier stated.

Premier said Chandra shared his talents with others, mentoring physician residents and participating in many community programs and events.

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