Amit Bhaskar
  • 35 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 24, 1980
  • Date of passing: Sep 1, 2015
Let the memory of Amit be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our dear friend and colleague, Amit Bhaskar, 35, born on August 24, 1980 and passed away on September 1, 2015. We will remember him forever.

Please share your thoughts and memories of Amit here so that we might provide his family a lasting tribute to how much he was loved by all of us. 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Allyson Pishko on 15th September 2015

"Missing a wonderful co-resident and phenomenal friend. Amit always knew just the right thing to say to make me smile.  We had such great times together. Among many, many great memories- I'll never forget our trip to ND-UNC bball game,  our attempt at hiking in Umstead park, and the way he made an ordinary on-call day seem awesome with a surprise chipotle meal delivery to the hospital. Such a great, caring, and intelligent person....after residency he even texted me daily GI MKSAP Q+A's to ease my internal medicine board exam worries. He always put other people first. Loved by all and forever missed. The world has certainly lost an amazing person. My continued prayers for his family."

This tribute was added by Jay Mast on 13th September 2015

"I will remember Amit as be such a loving and joyful person. It showed that he cherished being with others and wanting to just have a good laugh. He constantly was inviting everyone to dinner or inviting people over to watch a sporting event. He was always the funniest and most quick witted person in the group, and it was not uncommon for my face or abs to hurt after hanging out with him from laughing so much.

Besides this, he was an amazing physician, and I will never forget being a brand new intern with him on the hematology-oncology service. It was a stressful, exciting month with a lot of fumbling around. I remember the first patient we received and both of us looking at each other in terror on not knowing what we were supposed to do. I was definitely struggling at times, and it was so great to have Amit for support and for comedic relief.

Overall, Amit was one of the most wonderful persons I have ever met.  I was blessed to have him as a friend, and I am undoubtedly a better person for knowing him. He truly was a light in this world, and I am sure the impression he has left will continue to have a positive impact."

This tribute was added by Lauren Dincher on 10th September 2015

"Amit could always put a smile on my face and I loved having conversations with him because he would always make me laugh. Since I scheduled his Prime clinics he would always try and get me to cancel them which I found amusing and he would never give up. He impressed everyone at the SAR dinner with how well he could deliver a joke and made that night a memorable one. I will miss him dearly and my heart goes out to his family and friends as we all have lost a truly wonderful person."

This tribute was added by Fumiko Chino on 9th September 2015

"Amit was such a wonderful senior resident. Last year when I was an intern, he managed to fill each day with both humor and efficient work. He went out of his way to make us young doctors feel at ease, to guide us without telling us what to do and to keep things light and fun even when work could feel overwhelming. His laugh filled the room."

This tribute was added by Will Yancy on 9th September 2015

"I truly enjoyed seeing Amit in PRIME clinic every time he was there. He was always enthusiastic about caring for his patients and learning as much as he could about medicine. He was also always in a good mood no matter how difficult his day may have been going. He listened intently, was eager to help others and exuded optimism. He will be greatly missed by the Duke and Durham VA communities."

This tribute was added by Matthew Kappus on 8th September 2015

"Without a question, the world has lost a wonderful human being. When you ran into Amit on a busy day, he had a way of helping me forget just how much was going on, and shifted my attention to visiting with a good friend. For a few minutes you would forget the inconsequential and he would help you remember the bigger purpose. His warmth and laughter are trademarks within the hospital system, and he could instantaneously make a stranger feel welcome and appreciated. He was one of the first people who made me feel invited within the Duke culture, and had enriched my first two years of training. If I felt this way, I have no idea just how wonderful he could make his closest friends, family, and patients feel. I was proud that he was not only a fellow physician, but that we would be direct colleagues for years to come.

The heart of my family goes out to his family, and I know that the love he showed others is being shown to him. This was a man for others, who will always be missed, and never forgotten."

This tribute was added by Madge McDonald on 4th September 2015

"Dr. Bhaskar, you will be forever missed!  You made an impact on everyone you met!  Your patient's loved you so much, they never wanted to miss their appointment (which made your clinic full all the time)! As your intake/exit nurse in 1D Prime at the Durham VA, I loved working with you!  Your presence always brought a smile to my face. You will be missed!  My prayers are with your family during this difficult time....know that we too are experiencing your loss and our loss in the medical field.  He was a great doctor !!! May God give us the strength to endure the journey.............."

This tribute was added by Jackie Lucas on 4th September 2015

"To family and friends,
Please accept my deepest condolences. I see he was still young when he past. I'm very so try for your loss. But there is hope. The bible helps us to realize that we can see our loved ones again.
Acts 24:15-" there is going to be a resurrection." Yes God is capable of restoring life back to those that have past away. We can have faith that this will happen because " God ...can not lie." ( Titus 1:2)"

This tribute was added by Tia Williams-Hope on 4th September 2015

"Amit was definitely a very sweet and always pleasant resident. He is one of the first residents that made a lasting impression on me when I began working in the Dept of Medicine. His favorite pizza was the thin crust sausage. (food is what most people think of when they see me). He will definitely be missed."

This tribute was added by Beth Schnitker on 4th September 2015

"I will always remember him in the prime resident clinic at the Durham VA, he was so nice and loved joking, making it fun to work with him, we will miss you and smile!"

This tribute was added by Jennifer Averitt on 3rd September 2015

"Amit was a regular, and wonderful, fixture around the MedRes office.  He was sweet and kind and always brought a smile to our faces.  I will always remember how amazing he was at the SAR dinner!  He is loved and he will be missed."

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