• 46 years old
  • Born on May 10, 1967 .
  • Passed away on January 19, 2014 .

David T. Hart, M.D., MBA, FACC, passed away under the loving care of his family on Sunday, January 19, 2014. He is survived by his loving and devoted family: his wife Karen Hart; their children David Karibi, Alexander Sonari and Damiete Yelena; and many other loving family members, friends and colleagues. He is resting in the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

This memorial website has been created to share memories of our beloved, David Tamunotonye Hart, MD.  Husband, dad, brother, physician, friend, and much, much more.  We will cherish his brilliance, wit, compassion, and amazing way with words and people. We remember that winning and wicked smile.  We miss him dearly!

You are welcome to share your stories, thoughts and memories of him.

Celebration of Life Details:

Saturday, February 1st, 2014 at 4 PM (doors open at 3 PM)
Reception immediately following the service.

Christian Assembly
4099 Karl Road, Columbus, OH 43224


The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to

Christian Assembly - Columbus in David's memory.

You can mail checks to:
Christian Assembly
4099 Karl Road
Columbus, OH 43229
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Posted by Kehinde Oluwadiya on 27th October 2018
Fila, as you are popularly called by the medical school classmates you left behind, we will surely miss you at the celebration of our 30th graduation holding at our alma mater, the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, next week. But, the memory of your large heart, warm smile and the camaraderie you shared with all of us will be with us. Continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Sue Youngs on 12th May 2018
Today I happened to pick up some old medical records. I realized there was a report from Dr. Hart in the envelope. As I read the report, it was apparent all over again what a wonderful man and Dr. he truly was. I am currently struggling with some new medical issues and I so wish that he was here to guide me. Somehow I know he will.
Posted by Nicole Kourouma on 12th May 2018
Still missing you Dr. Hart. Rest In Peace. Love to your family.
Posted by Olubukola Bolaji on 10th May 2018
Even as time flies past, your memory remains SOLID and Enduring. No, not forever missed but missed until we meet again!!
Posted by Tolu Falusi on 10th May 2018
Still, in our thoughts, You will be 51 today. You are missed.
Posted by Wale Osuntokun on 20th January 2018
Forever missed David, sun re o(continue to rest in the Lord), till we meet again
Posted by Henry Odunlami on 19th January 2018
Fila my Man Still thinking of you we miss you very much
Posted by Sue Youngs on 19th January 2018
Dr. Hart is truly missed by all that loved and respected him Susan Youngs
Posted by Nicci Hess on 19th January 2018
Forever missed my dear friend.
Posted by Dapo Otunla on 19th January 2018
Fila, It's hard to believe it's 4 years since you left. Continue to rest in perfect peace, my brother. Amen
Posted by Melissa Stiver on 19th January 2018
I will never find another Dr. / friend who truly ALWAYS had time to listen and understand just how frustrating my illness is. I haven't been able to find another Dr. who has the knowledge , compassion , and understanding that Dr. Hart had. He was such a very special man. His love for his wife and family always showed. Forever missed my friend
Posted by Furo OSAGIE on 19th January 2018
David, continue to rest in peace even though I miss your smiles, big hugs and energy. Having said that, I'm so proud of Karen and the children as they continue to be a blessing in far away places. Karen God is with you and you are blessed. XO
Posted by John Osadebe on 19th January 2018
Continue to rest in peace David.
Posted by Abraham Ariyo on 22nd May 2017
It is with heavy heart and deep sadness that I announce the death of our classmate Dr. David T. Hart, who passed away yesterday, January 19th, 2014. David Hart enrolled at the Federal Government College in Port Harcourt at the age of 10 and graduated at the age of 15. As a precocious student, he was admitted directly to study Medicine at the prestigious medical school, the University of Ibadan. Despite his young age, he weathered the academic rigors and graduated ‘on-time’ to become a medical doctor at the tender age of 21. We graduated together in the class of 1988 from this great institution. After internship and a mandatory year of national service, he headed to Great Britain where he spent the next five years in post-graduate training in Medicine. He distinguished himself, and after reaching the glass ceiling, he made a move to the United States. On arrival to the American shores, he blazed through the system like a hero. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. He was an excellent resident, and he advanced to a fellowship in Cardiology at the same institution. He further sub-specialized in electrophysiology. He was Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and Clinical Electrophysiology. He had 23 peer-reviewed publications. These include: “Successful Ablation of Focal Left Atrial Tachycardia Using Stereotaxis Niobe Remote Magnetic Navigation System,” published in Europace and “Comparison of Computed Tomographic Imaging with Intraprocedural Contrast Esophagram: Implications for Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation,” published in Heart Rhythm (USA). He was an Assistant Professor of Cardiology and Electrophysiology at Ohio State University College of Medicine until his untimely death. He was only 47 years old. He was a husband and father and is survived by his wife Karen and his three children. We will continue to remember him, as he left us some memorable moments. I have attached one of those moments to this piece. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUOxoXbYQm4 May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Abraham A. Ariyo, MD, MPH, FACC. Director, HeartMasters Cardiology, Dallas, TX Interventional Cardiologist, Baylor Scott & White Class of 1988, University of Ibadan Medical School Dallas, Texas, USA
Posted by Stella Alli on 12th May 2017
It has been over 3 years now! You would have been 50 years old 2 days ago. Happy belated birthday Fila baby. You will always be remembered with love.
Posted by Judy Bishop on 10th May 2017
Miss you every day dear friend,
Posted by Dapo Otunla on 10th May 2017
My dear brother: You'd be 50 today. You are still dearly missed but trust that you are resting in perfect peace. God's blessings always. Amen
Posted by Michael S. on 16th March 2017
I just did a search for Dr. Hart and saw this sad information. He was amazing at what he did, and I hope that his kids and wife find peace in knowing that this man was so very well respected.
Posted by Monisola Oni on 19th January 2017
Although I have never met them, I feel like I know David's family just from conversations with the Akinola's. I apologize for the rather long narrative. I am writing this with the hope that David's kids will know what an amazing guy he was. We went to the same Medical School but I was a few years his junior, so I barely knew him. We were on the same flight back to the US from Nigeria in January 2011 and ended up sitting right next to each other. After introductions, we realized we had UCH in common and I remembered his name. He was an Electrophysiologist in the process of getting an MBA. He explained how he felt he needed to keep learning and growing. I remember feeling both inspired and unaccomplished at the same time. I said to him that I was "just" an Internist. I will never forget his response - "there is no such thing as just an internist". I was valuable and made a difference and I was never to refer to myself as such again. I had visited my 80 year old Mom who was getting frail and I tearfully mentioned that I wondered how many more times I would get to see her. He was returning from a cousin's funeral(about the same age as him). He had also lost his Mother a few years earlier. He told me never to take my Mother(and other loved ones) for granted and to cherish every opportunity I get to spend time with her. In just a few short hours(we both had different connecting flights in Amsterdam), he made such a huge impression on how I viewed myself and how I manage my relationships even today. He also inspired a brand new desire in me for life long learning. May His soul continue to RIP and may God continue to comfort and provide for his family. Monisola Oni.
Posted by Wale Osuntokun on 19th January 2017
David, continue resting in the Lord . Thank the Lord also for Karen and the kids and His continued grace and favor showered on them.
Posted by Sodigi Karibi-Whyte on 19th January 2017
Davido, It's still crazy out here.. lol! Not a whole lot changed but a few grey strands, well some more than others...I know your resting well. Still finding it hard to play some of those jams I picked up but I think it's about that time. Miss you bro!
Posted by Amanda Salyers on 19th January 2017
Still hard to believe
Posted by Henry Odunlami on 19th January 2017
Hi Dave my man. Its been 3 years and you are still in all our hearts I hope you are enjoying your time in Heaven.. You are dearly missed.
Posted by Stella Alli on 10th May 2016
Happy Birthday David. You are always remembered.
Posted by Sodigi Karibi-whyte on 10th May 2016
Davido! How far my bro? It's been 2yrs but seems like yesterday. I'm constantly reminded of how much you enjoyed and lived life with such a positive outlook. This makes me realize the importance of relationships and being truly present and appreciatetive, golden nuggets you left us with. Still hear you hails when that a wicked tune is playing, "too much sound in the world " and we're not hear it all but we enjoy them and I know your rocking to some higher vibes right now. We're gonna keep on keeping on ! One love!
Posted by Henry Odunlami on 10th May 2016
Happy Birthday my dear man... May your soul continue to rest in peace.
Posted by Obinna Nkemneme on 10th May 2016
HBD the good DR D.Hart.....continue to soar with the angels...
Posted by David Bolaji on 31st January 2016
David , Rest in peace. Your memory is blessed. Your offsprings are blessed. Rest in peace .
Posted by Vincent Guinn on 22nd January 2016
David My Friend, It is hard to believe that it has been two years without you here with us. I continue to feel the loss of your friendship and your smile. Reading all of the entries of the people you touched I am reminded that, "It is more important to live a full life than to have a full life". I am continued blessed to have had you touch my life. love and miss you my Brother Vince
Posted by Akin Odutola on 20th January 2016
Fila, yet another year gone by, and still missing your exuberant friendship and that wickedly infectious laugh of yours! Your contact photo on my cell phone is a constant reminder of the wonderful life you shared with us all. I have no doubt that whenever the time comes for the rest of us here to join you, you will be there, in "full force", to welcome and orientate us with your usual enthusiasm. Fila, rest well with our creator, Love you bro!. Karen, Sonari, Karibi and Dami, thank you for sharing this wonderful and remarkable man with the rest of us.
Posted by Simi Nwogugu on 20th January 2016
Gone but not forgotten. You're always in our thoughts.
Posted by Tolu Falusi on 20th January 2016
Enjoy your rest in paradise bro.
Posted by Cathy Idowu on 19th January 2016
I had the pleasure of seeing your lovely children recently and there before my eyes were two young Davids! God is doing an amazing work grooming and growing your precious ones. You'd be proud. Enjoy your eternal rest!
Posted by Wale Osuntokun on 19th January 2016
David, still and will be in our thoughts always. We thank GOD for his Watch, Mercies, Blessings, Comfort and Grace over Karen and the kids. Rest in peace Fila
Posted by Junior Nwafor on 19th January 2016
Continue to Rest In Peace Doc. You are greatly missed.
Posted by Prince Sadiq on 19th January 2016
May you continue to rest on with God . .. My prayers Goes to the family.
Posted by Andrew Thomas on 19th January 2016
Another year without you my brother! I miss you dearly! I tell others of the words of wisdom and encouragement that you gave me continuously. You had a genuine concern and a heart to love everyone. I am still baffled by this every time I think of you! I think so often of how you'd scold me and tell me about the planning of my future and don't be frivolous, you'd be happy to know that I am passing the same wisdom down to others now. I love and miss you brother! The kids and Karen are always in my prayers.Until another time Ashay!
Posted by Chi Opia-Evans on 19th January 2016
Forever you will be missed two years gone but not forgotten. "Rest In Peace"
Posted by Nicci Hess on 19th January 2016
Much love and hugs in Heaven David. I think of you often and remember your crazy, caring personality. All the times in the lab with your wonderful music. You are missed my friend.
Posted by Sue Youngs on 19th January 2016
Dr Hart Is irreplaceable both as a person and a doctor I am grateful to have known him I always felt better both physically and mentally after my appointments with Dr.Hart
Posted by Toks Idowu, Ph.D. on 19th January 2016
Fila Baba! Can't believe it's already been 2 years man! You finished well my brother. You finished strong. Continue to rest in Him - till we all meet again. You're greatly missed!
Posted by Melissa Stiver on 19th January 2016
Not a day goes by that Dr Hart isn't missed.Truly one of a kind.
Posted by Keno Ayetuoma on 19th January 2016
Dr, Your legacies live on. You fought the good fight and won the crown. We are confident you are in a much better place. You are surely missed by those you left behind. Someday, we are all going to reunite again in His glory.
Posted by Hanscy Seide on 22nd June 2015
Dave my brother, I was just asking for you. Seating with a couple of friends at Europace. And I learned you are no longer with us. I understand now why there was no response to my text messages. I will miss your laugh and smile. May The Good Lord continue to watch over your family. Rest in peace.
Posted by Stella Alli on 14th June 2015
Fila, it was your birthday a few weeks ago. My diary reminded like it does every year. I can't bring myself to delete it. I know you had a great time where you are. You are not forgotten. Karen, God Bless you and the kids and continue to comfort you.
Posted by Priscilla Anthony on 5th May 2015
I just found out today that Dr Hart has passed. I was beyond shocked! He was an awesome man and an awesome Dr. He always had a smile. He treated both my mother and I. He will truly be missed :'( I send my sincere condolences to his family.
Posted by Furo OSAGIE on 6th April 2015
It's been over one year that you passed on to glory. The memory of your wittiness, quick thinking mind, broad smile, and bear hugs has stuck in my brain and that's how I'll always remember you. My prayer for Karen, Karibi, Sonari, and Damiete is for the almighty God to continue to lavish His protection and blessing upon every area of your lives. Amen! XOXOXO
Posted by Andrew Thomas on 26th March 2015
My brother I think of you so often and just know you are truly missed. I am moved to tears by all the tributes and truly see how many lives you touched with your amazing energy and smile. I am taking heed to your words of wisdom and encouragement and am becoming a better man and child of God with your words always coming to mind. My prayers are going up for your wife and children my brother. I love you dearly! I ask that you watch over us in our daily journeys.... My tears can't express my sorrow and pain when I think back of the fond memories David. Until we meet again brother Love and peace too you!
Posted by Wale Osuntokun on 4th February 2015
1yr has gone by so quickly David, Toks and I thank God for continuing to comfort Karen and the kids. Miss you man. Karen, your strength and faith is an inspiration to us, stay strong. T'was Lovely to see you and kids
Posted by Albert Olive Todd on 25th January 2015
We join in commemoration of the wonderful, though all too brief, life of David Hart God has a plan and purpose to everything, even in situations too difficult to understand Clearly, David's life and legacy are inspirational to those who were blessed to call him their physician, friend, colleague and mentor, or any combination thereof And most especially, to his wife Karen, their children Karibi, Sonari & Damiete, and all his relatives, David/Dad will be with them in the loving imprint he left in their hearts David represents so much good in the lives of others, and this wonder and grace are timeless Let's continue to honor his life as we share our love for those around us, in our daily interactions, much like David did Rest in perfect peace, David God loves you best Lovingly, Albert & Olive Todd & Family

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