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Dr. Kamalendu "Kanu" Chatterjee

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At the age of 88, our mother was diagnosed with congestive heart failure of which her doctor wanted to do an aortic valve replacement. My sister and I were concerned we would lose her during surgery. My very best friend who worked at UCSF told us to see Dr. Chatterjee. I remember sitting there in the room with him, telling him how my mother is very sharp, active and daily went to her senior citizen activities and loved to do

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Posted by: Millie Sheehy - San Francisco, CA - Patient's daughter   Mar 11, 2015

An exam with Dr Chatterjee was unlike one with any other doctor. His questions were quiet, patient as he learned my physical limitations. His hands were gentle as he listened to heart, lungs and my pulse at wrist and ankle. He diagnosed heart failure and prescribed medications that helped restore some of my heart's pumping capacity. Later I learned he made some of the discoveries that led to those drugs. Years before he treated me, he cared for my mother's

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Posted by: Basab K Basu - San Francisco, CA - Patient   Mar 10, 2015

Dr Chatterjee was a brilliant teacher who made the most complex subject easily understood and every class interesting. He was a special person and kind to all.

Posted by: Kathy Rawlins - Student & collegur   Mar 10, 2015

Dr. Chatterjee was my cardiologist for 35 years. He was a remarkable human being and an outstanding doctor. He was that rare combination of healer and doctor, which is unusual. His calmness and serenity were contagious. I believe those qualities along with his outstanding skills created a healing environment of great benefit to all who were fortunate enough to be in his care. I extend my deepest sympathy to his family. ~Kristen King

Posted by: Kristen King - San Francisco, CA - Patient   Mar 10, 2015

I worked with Dr. Chatterjee at UCSF, where he was a legendary clinician and teacher, known for his kindness and understanding. He will be missed by all.

Posted by: Daniel Benton - Iowa City, IA - Former co-worker   Mar 09, 2015

A davastating news for all of us in Calcutta. I was one of his best friends in the medical college called R.G.Kar medical college as a graduate student for MB course during 1950 through 1955. He was a brilliant student with outstanding
academic achievements.
He was such a lovable person. His demise is great loss to the medical and cardiology fraternity across the globe.
I convey condolence to his wife and also his close colleagues in US.

Posted by: Dr. Kamal Ba nerjee - Calcutta India - classmate in medical college Ind   Mar 09, 2015

Dr. Chatterjee was my cardiologist up until the time of his diagnosis. I so respected him, and could see the kindness and goodness that comprised his personality. He made me feel so at ease, as he could see I was nervous and afraid about my heart condition. A wonderful doctor.
I send my condolences to his family, and wish for peace for all of you.
Sharon L. Hanson

Posted by: Sharon L.Hanson - Coralville, IA - patient   Mar 07, 2015