This site is dedicated to Dr. Tony Nguyen Aram, a man who led a remarkable life, touching the lives of many. He was a devout and faithful man, a respected colleague and healer, dear friend to many, a beloved fiancé, and father to his four children. He will be sorely missed by those who knew and loved him.
Just before his passing, Dr. Aram celebrated his 50th birthday and the birth of his daughter Leah with his longtime love, fiancée, Alexia. They were just a few months short of celebrating their wedding. His sudden passing on the morning of June 17, 2014 from natural causes was an incredible shock to many. Though he died young, Tony Aram left a mark, bringing a little bit more hope, healing and love into the world.
Dr. Tony Aram was born in Vietnam and raised in Buffalo, New York and Dunedin, Florida. He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine, after which he opened his own practice in Northern Virginia. He was exemplary in his medical career and was an innovator for minimally invasive and robotic surgical procedures in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Dr. Aram also founded the Robotic Surgery Center at INOVA Fair Oaks Hospital in Virginia. In his role as Doctor, Tony was well-loved and respected by his patients and colleagues, transforming the lives of people for the better with his healing touch and humor.
Outside of his profession, Dr. Aram enjoyed golf, great company and a good glass of wine. He loved his family and was a devoted father to his children. As you read this, please send your good thoughts, your love and prayers to Tony’s fiancée Alexia and their baby girl, Leah, who have been challenged with facing the world and it’s trials on their own. Tony is home with the Lord now, yet his memory and legacy will live on through his family and the medical community. He will be remembered with fondness and love.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23).
"I just learned of Dr. Aram's passing this morning. I have been seeing Dr. Aram off and on for over 10 years now. I always looked forward to his caring and energetic personality. He was always kind and worked very hard to find the issue to my pain and discomfort. My thoughts and prayers to his family and friends."
"Not a day goes by that I don’t think about you Dr. Aram. Whether it be in the OR, while seeing patients in the office, or living my everyday life, there is always something that reminds me of you. Coming out of school I was terrified of starting my first job and I thank God every day that he led me to you. Not only am I privileged to have worked with such a talented doctor but I am also so grateful for the wonderful relationship we had. I never once had to worry about asking a “dumb” question or not knowing the right answer, I only wish I had longer to learn from such a wonderful man. I truly miss your laugh, your cowboy boots, your 2 minute cat naps, your love of country music, your ADD, and most importantly—you. I know how much you loved Alexia and Leah and am reminded so much of you every time I see them. I can’t wait to see you again someday Dr. Aram. Until then…
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servant.” Psalm 116:15"
"I had the chance to be treated (and operated on) by the doctor for over a 3 yrs span. I even sent my wife to him afterwards. I cannot believe that this wonderful gift to human kind can abruptly leave us so young like this. Not only was he a highly efficient & capable doctor, he also brought to his patients his lively spirit, humor, his professional touch, his humanity,his un-imposing presence and effortless strive to find a end to our suffering, This is a big loss to us all who'd suffered before we met him, and even more so, now that he leaves us behind. My deepest condoleances to his loved ones."
"My heart is broken. Words can not describe what my heart is feeling right now. My prayers and love reaches out to the Family. This was a GREAT Man whom I have had the pleasure of knowing for 15 years. RIH Dr. Aram.... Rest in Heaven!"
"There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think about you, Tony...You were such an amazing, genrous and kindhearted person to so many. You were well loved and respected by all. You had great character and a realy big heart. You were such a blessing to my family and such a great friend for many years. You taught Sean and I so much about not only the orthopaedic business, but about life in general. I had such an appreciation for your enthusiasm for life! Your energy was contagious:) I know that you are with your 2 girls, Alexia and Leah everyday...you are their guardian angel watching over them. I promise to you that I will stay by their side and continue offering my friendship and support in every way I can. I have the utmost confidence that Alexia will continue to teach Leah about her unforgettable, amazing dad! Your memory will live on forever in our hearts. The Lord Bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you and give you peace. You are forever in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. We love you forever, Melissa, Sean, Payton and William Boyer"
Seldom does a day go by where there is not something that reminds me of you. You were such a mentor to me, and had a profound influence on my life including giving me the support and believing in me when I started out in the business. Bernadette and my life have been immeasurably changed by your friendship and I pray that Leah grows up to know what a wonderful person you were, and I am certain that Alexia will see to it that your memory stays alive. My heart goes out to them now that you are with god. We love and miss you."
"I only knew Dr. Aram a short time, and was incredibly blessed to be one of his last patients, but his healing touch has made a permanent impact on my life. I was young to be facing double knee replacement (same age as Tony -- we had bonded about the "joys" of turning 50) and quite upset about it. His explanation of what was wrong, and his solution for fixing it, made so much sense. And he was kind in the face of my hysteria. I left his office with complete confidence that I was in the best hands. My first surgery had been scheduled for the day he passed, but by the grace of God and two cancellations, I was able to have both surgeries with Dr. Aram -- clearly the result of divine intervention. Today, I am back climbing Bull Run Mt. three days a week, walking my border collies for miles and lifting weights in the gym -- all pain free. I wish I could share this triumph with Dr. Aram, because it was his skill that brought me here. I know Dr. Aram was a religious man and since his death, I have been wearing my scapular with the knowledge that anything can happen at any time. I think he would approve. God bless you and you are in my prayers."
"Wished that we would have had the chance to meet on this earth. See you someday. We love A & L and will look after.
"We will forever miss Tony; his jokes, his laughter and his smile; his cowboy boots, and most of all his tender heart. See you in a better place one day. Love your friend in Christ, Susan"
"It's still hard to believe that Tony is not here. We think about him all the time and often remember the good times we had together . His family and friends are always in our prayers, especially Alexia and precious baby Leah. We are so thankful to have known him, he was a great man and was always so full of life. You are forever in our hearts."
"Although I heard many wonderful stories, sadly my husband and I only had a chance to meet Tony in person once, at a baby shower for him and my dear friend, Alexia, his fiancee. You could tell right away what a happy man he was, with a woman who loved him by his side and a baby on the way. He was so full of life! It was wonderful to see a couple who was not only very much in love but clearly made each other better, stronger people. I grieve for my friend and their adorable baby girl, Leah. But I know that Tony's love will protect them and he will keep watch over them always.
"For the LORD loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. They will be protected forever" (Psalm 37:28)."
I keep the memories of you close to my heart, not a day goes by that I don't think of you, or hear your voice in my head. Alexia reminds me of your warmth so often and I will forever cherish your place in our family. I was so looking forward to the union of you and your beloved Alexia, as well as being a part of the beautiful family you two built. I pray you watch over your two girls, Alexia and Leah; and my heart felt condolences to your family.
I love you, brother."
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