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Dr. Kamalendu "Kanu" Chatterjee

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You will forever be remembered. I am sure you still are caring for everybody in a better place and nicer place than earth. I can see you smiling, full of life with all those who surround you. You are with us in spirit, thoughts and in deed. I am so honored to have been in your team, helping others and at the same time learned the true compassion of caring for others. Thank you, Dr. Chatterjee for everything.


Posted by: Virginia G. Scheidel - San Francisco, CA - Friend   Jan 28, 2016

Dr. Chatterjee is the best since I was his patient at ucsf he saved my life and removed
me from a med that was going to kill me back then when I visit him at ucsf I hope their
is another kanu chatterjee out their that cares for people like he did his memory lives on


Posted by: paul peraino - Santa Rosa, CA - Acquaintance   Jan 27, 2016

I had the privilege of knowing Dr. Chatterjee at UCSF, where he was a legendary clinician and a wonderful teacher. He was the most compassionate person and taught in a very positive way. I was very sad to hear of his passing. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.


Posted by: Sirisha Yarlagadda    Apr 01, 2015

When my wife was having heart difficulties and we had seen a multitude of physicians on the east coast, we were led to two of the best in their specialties at UCSF. Dr. Chatterjee always had time to speak with my wife or me promptly, with clarity and compassion. An office visit came to be more like visiting an old friend. He gave the world so much of himself, and he will be missed. Our thoughts are with his family.


Posted by: Steve - Charleston, SC - Husband of patient   Mar 24, 2015

We were contemporaries and knew each other from our days in Calcutta , India. Met him again In London during the Membership exam. Afterwards when he was working as Dr. Aubrey Leatham's Pacemaker Registrar at the Tuting Bracnch of St. George's Hospital in London I used to spend time with him on many weekends-- I remember when he was at his type writer working on his paper there on post pacing T waves (The "T-wave Memory") .
Numerous students, Residents

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Posted by: Sakti Mookherjee MD, FACC, FRCP - Syracuse, NY - Friend   Mar 21, 2015

He spoke with wisdom, his mind was brilliant, his appetite for knowledge insatiable, his skill at the cardiac physical exam unmatched, he taught with kindness, his acheivements immense, yet he always showed great respect to everyone. He was dearly loved by his fellows. I miss him deeply, and hope I can honor him by aspiring to emulate him in some small way. Thank you Dr Chatterjee for committing your life to teaching us the art and craft of cardiology. My deepest sympathies to Docey and all the family.


Posted by: Ajay Eshcol - IA - Fellow   Mar 18, 2015

Kanu had a tremendous impact on an entire generation of physicians that he mentored at UCSF, and he will be sorely missed. No one who came in contact with him will ever forget his kind and insightful ways, his consummate physical exam skills, his extraordinary ability to arrive at a diagnosis simply by placing his hand on the carotid artery or the apical impulse, or his supportive teaching style (you were always "correct" and your answer was "excellent" even if

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Posted by: Bruce McAuley - Portola Valley, CA - House staff and colleague   Mar 17, 2015

Kanu was the most memorable teacher I ever encountered in my medical career.
He had clinical and diagnostic ability that was remarkable. He taught in the most positive, affirming way I ever saw. Even if we gave the wrong answer, he would say, "excellent!" and then give the correct answer. In this way, we were never humiliated and alway remembered exactly what he taught us. What a wonderful man he was. I was very sad to hear of his passing.


Posted by: Susan Kritzik - Redwood City, CA - Intern and Resident at UCSF   Mar 17, 2015

So sorry to here of the loss of Dr. Chatterjee my dear friend.

Bill & Deborah Criswell


Posted by: Bill Criswell - Orinda, CA - Friend   Mar 16, 2015

I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Chatterjee. My condolences to Docey and family.
Dr. Chatterjee was the best cardiologist I have ever worked with - he was both brilliant and kind. He was compassionate and gave my patients outstanding care of their cardiac problems - they all loved him.
Despite being a world-renowned cardiologist, he was humble and approachable. He was kind to the medical students, residents, and fellows. Not once have I ever heard

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Posted by: Don Ng - San Francisco, CA - Colleague   Mar 16, 2015