ForeverMissed
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This tribute was added by Alex ZHANG on July 4, 2020
长亭外,古道边,芳草碧连天。

晚风拂柳笛声残,夕阳山外山。

天之涯,地之角,知交半零落。

一壶浊酒尽余欢,今宵别梦寒。

长亭外,古道边,芳草碧连天。

晚风拂柳笛声残,夕阳山外山。

情千缕,酒一杯,声声离笛催。

问君此去几时来,来时莫徘徊。

草碧色,水绿波,南浦伤如何?

人生难得是欢聚,唯有别离多。

情千缕,酒一杯,声声离笛催。

问君此去几时来,来时莫徘徊
This tribute was added by Delin Qu on July 3, 2020
JM’s 3 warnings

Nowadays, social media overwhelmed the usual friends talking. Two years ago, JM and I caught up at the repast of a prominent neurology pioneer. As we are in different professions, medical versus legal, it is always interesting to learn from the other, particularly with good advice.

We played volleyball as one team many years ago, JM advised me to refrain from eating eggs. That day I told JM that I would have no more than 6 eggs over-easy for breakfast when I traveled abroad. JM laughed and laughed and kindly warned me again.

Before that, we had not met for several years since I joined the New York firm. I told JM admiralty stories about ransom negotiations and compared Somali amateurs to Malaysia professionals, two areas where pirates still exist. When JM heard I would routinely stop in three continents over the course of 48 hours, he seriously warned me on the jet lag disorder to which I would still try to cope with, if not the COVID-19 thing.

JM’s 3rd warning came when he learned that I was assisting foreign companies in dealing with US’ unsettled SEC regulations on Cryptocurrency, JM warned me not to gamble on such, and I assured him that I would absolutely not to but legal service only.

I always consider JM a gentleman and a decent friend with style. The day I heard JM left, I was awake all night, scared, missing, and remembering him. 

Hey, JM.
This tribute was added by Pradeep Mammen on June 30, 2020
To Jimmy Li's Family,
My name is Pradeep Mammen. Jimmy and I were cardiology fellows together at UT Southwestern. First of all, on behalf of Anna (my wife) and our 2 children, we want to express our great sadness on hearing the news of Jimmy's death. Know that Jimmy was loved by many as is truly evident by the many awesome tributes to Jimmy's beautiful life on this website. I have very fond memories of Jimmy and we shared many experiences together as fellows. Jimmy truly cared for his fellow man and had a huge heart. Above all, Jimmy was a great and humble gentlemen. Although over the years we lost touch we did occasionally meet up at AHA meetings as we both pursued our individuals careers .... Jimmy at UM and me at UT Southwestern. Although we all mourn of Jimmy's early departure from this world, know that Jimmy will always be looking down upon you all. He is truly a Blessed man who loved his family more than anything. I know Jimmy is in heaven and will watch over the three of you as you move forward in life. We all will miss Jimmy but I know God will take good care of his soul and all of you! I have always said that in the end God always takes care of good people. Jimmy was truly one of those "good people" in this world. May God always watch over each of you and your family. God Bless. With much love and many fond memories. The Mammen Family (Rachel, Jacob, Anna and Pradeep). Dallas, Texas June 30 2020.
This tribute was added by Yingying Li on June 30, 2020
我与李剑明教授相交甚浅,他或许并不记得我是谁。很偶然,或许是缘分吧,有幸能够与您有一面“微信之交”。新冠肆虐的日子,学术会议都转移至网上交流。也正因为如此,拉近了与大洋彼岸教授们的距离。在杨杰孚主任的倡导和组织下,我们医院举办的学术会议CTSC规模也不断扩大,今年已经是第十一个年头,正是这次会议的线上举行,使我们国内的年轻医生有机会领略美国华裔心脏协会专家们的风采。而我是最幸运的一个,竟然可以私信这么多前辈和专家。李剑明教授的微笑极具感染力,隔着屏幕也能感受到他的和蔼可亲,平易近人。得知他突然离世正是半夜时分,无法相信,也彻夜难眠。。。明明就在昨天,我们还在这里听您的讲课。。。同时也满满内疚和自责,为了这次会议您辛苦熬夜,第二天还要上班。。。这也成了一个深深的痛,久久不能触碰。。。
感谢眭子建教授告诉我这个网址,让我有机会了解和重温李剑明教授的生平,我翻看了大家分享的每幅照片,缅怀他的留言和文字,他的聪明、谦和、勤奋,他学术上的成就,他对中美交流做出的贡献,他对家人的爱,一点一滴在我面前展开,音容笑貌历历在目,时间却定格在这里。。。
在这里寄托哀思,愿您天堂一切安好!
This tribute was added by Aaron Ho on June 28, 2020
As one of the many cardiology fellows he has trained, I learned a great deal from him-- above all, I learned from how he modeled a tireless work ethic and practiced medicine with true kindness. He leaves a great legacy from all of his hard work and sacrifices. 
This tribute was added by Delin Qu on June 22, 2020
思念之余,我查找到剑明兄弟和我最后一次和医学/法学无关的E邮来回。


delin qu
To:Jimmy
Mon, Dec 30, 2019 at 10:46 PM
谢谢剑明。
革命尚未成功, 同志必须努力。
德霖致意

On Monday, December 30, 2019, 10:11:20 PM CST, Jimmy wrote:


谢谢德霖。
我每次读你的读书感言都学到了很多
谢谢你把自己的时间和见解无私的分享给朋友们。预祝你的书早日完成。期待阅读。新年快乐。
剑明

Sent from my iPhone
This tribute was added by Michael Bui on June 21, 2020
I was incredibly fortunate to have worked with, and have gotten to know Dr. LI. He treated me as family and over the years I came to see him as a teacher, mentor, father figure, and friend. He was incredibly kind, generous, and had an infectious laugh. He always believed in me, even when I didn't. Thank you for everything. May you rest in peace. 
This tribute was added by Delin Qu on June 21, 2020
人看相, 剑明兄弟相好且善,难得。
This tribute was added by Alex ZHANG on June 21, 2020
哭剑明,悼念兄弟!
6月12号凌晨(东京当地时间)一阵急促的电话铃声把我从睡梦中惊醒;耳畔响起了胡丹教授的痛哭声,告诉我剑明兄弟升仙的噩耗!刹那间一股撕心裂肺般的痛涌上心头!我无法接受这样的事实:去年10月泰国的欢聚竟然成了永别,我多么希望这只是一个噩梦而已!我恨老天不公:你悬壶济世拯救了无数的生命,却不让你去拯救自己的生命;我怨上苍不平:天妒英才,那么早就让你撒手人寰把你带去天堂!
哭兄弟,32年前我俩在蒙特利尔相识到相知结下了一辈子的兄弟情谊!我依然记得我俩第一次在McGill的草坪上挖野荠菜去你那儿包馄饨,包好了你却怕有“毒”不敢吃,发现好吃后马上狼吞虎咽;每次的Party还没开吃,你总要找借口溜进厨房“偷吃”几片我卤的牛肉……这么多年你我虽分居在大洋两岸,太平洋再宽却也阻断不了你我的兄弟情义!每一年无论是你度假或回国讲学我俩总是千方百计要找机会相聚:蒙特利尔、上海、北京、吉林、大连、香港、东京、山形、武汉、广州、曼谷、大理、丽江、曼谷…到处都留下了我俩满满欢快的回忆!无论是在武汉的街头我俩不顾斯文开心地啃咬着刚刚出炉的“锅盔”亦或是在日本的山形我俩头顶雪花泡在温泉池里喝着清酒把酒言欢的情景……而今这欢快的相聚却再也无法重现!我们不是约好今年你还要带全家再来日本一起去泡你喜欢的“腌菜缸”温泉吗,你为何要爽约?!!!从今往后我却只能在相片里与你相聚,叫一声“剑明”却再也呼唤不了你回来!你为何要把这无尽的心痛留给我们!想到这一切再也禁不住泪水盈眶!多么希望能再听到你那爽朗欢快的笑声!你那善良、慈爱、宽厚的人格魅力永远激励着大家!青山不语,苍天流泪!剑明:你在天堂一路走好!

你永远的好兄弟:张曜盈
This tribute was added by Yongping Yao on June 20, 2020
依然清晰记得您每年来北京的讲学时侃侃而谈的授课,爽朗的笑容,温柔以待众人。怀念您,剑明教授!
This tribute was added by Bing YANG on June 20, 2020
We miss you forever
This tribute was added by Jason Jiang on June 19, 2020
  我们是一群年过半百的吉林人。我们今天在这里沉痛哀悼地我们的发小,好兄弟,好同学___李剑明。
  我们这些人认识剑明已有四、五十个年头,最早的要追溯到1969年。噩耗传来,没有一个人相信这是真的,因为就在几天前,我们还在微信中分享疫情的情况,关心着人类如何战胜病毒问题。但上天又一次倦怠了,没有好好呵护我们的同学。
  消息证实之后,我们心中的痛远不是“悲伤”二字可以代替的。在这个烈日炎炎的夏季,对少时玩伴的爱和不舍,让我们如入三九,寒风刺骨,痛彻心扉。
  这些天我们一直在回忆与剑明在一起的那些过往,一起走过的“人之初,性本善”,懵懂的青春岁月。当然更多的是剑明从小学到中学的那份学习热情以及对知识的渴望。剑明提前自学完课堂内容,刻苦钻研,奋发向上的过去,已成为了我们那个时代,那个小城的一个传奇。
 近些年,剑明经常回到我们那个城市,也经常与我们相聚。透过众多光环,剑明还是那个脸上永远挂着微笑,可以解答老师任何问题的,总是坐在第一排的同学。
  相聚的时候,我们一次次回到从前,笑语欢歌,无拘无束。再相聚,已是我们每次分别时的期盼。然而在这个夏天,这份期盼成为了永久的遗憾。

  “逝者如斯,而未尝往也;盈虚者如彼,而卒莫消长也。”
  剑明同学,一路走好,相信天堂没有病痛。如果天堂还要上课,请先不要自学,等着我们。有一天我们还能成为发小,同学。相聚天国,同处一室,面对同一块黑板。

剑明安息!

       吉林市昌邑二十小学695班,吉林一中老9班,3班全体同学。
This tribute was added by Guoji Xiao on June 19, 2020
                            不敢忘却的纪念

   那是一个下午,在电话里听到了剑明的噩耗,那种震惊是无以复加的,我和谈莉坐在那里相对无言,在十分钟里不约而同作出了一个决定,那就是把房间里的走步机给扔了,因为实在无法面对这样的消息。
  不曾想起,不敢忘记。三年前剑明和春萌在我家,我们一起海阔天高谈天说地那一幕还历历在目,怎么转眼就成了昨天,记得那天临别时你还对我说:老肖,以后你和谈莉心脏方面有什么问题我来帮忙,这声音还言犹在耳。可是此刻的我是锥心的痛,剑明,还记得你的承诺吗?你又在哪里呢?问苍天,抬头,苍天无言。
  生命是短暂的,友情是永远的,我相信,在我们朋友的每一个聚会,在我们的每一次回忆,剑明就在我们的身边,好像从来就没有离开过,真的,从来就没有离开过。
  节哀吧,胡敏,我想这也是剑明对你的期待,逝者已逝,除了面对,我们别无选择,为了剑明,我们必须活的更好,这不只是对剑明的承诺,更是我们对生命的交代。这一刻,说什么都显得多余,请相信:在没有剑明的日子里,我们就站在你的身边,当你需要的时候,我们不会缺席,这是我们对剑明共同的怀念。
 
剑明,一路走好!我们想念你。

肖国基,谈莉
This tribute was added by Will S on June 19, 2020
    悼劍明兄

去年今日(6/15/2019)還歷歷在目,如今你怎麽就如此匆匆地走了呢?

平日裏,我這個文科出生的人并不是一個很善於形象思維的。(并不是説我强於邏輯思維)。可是不知道爲什麽這些天,自從得知劍明兄的噩耗以來,好兄弟的音容笑貌就一直時時出現在眼前。。。與你們一家子交往二十幾年來的樁樁件件往事就像放影視片段一樣,頻頻浮現在腦海裏、歷歷在目。。。

6/13/219晚上我們飛抵明尼阿波利斯機場,你和胡敏來接,久別重逢大家非常興奮和歡樂。接下來的幾天,你們夫妻倆和兩位千金一家人熱情地接待我們,帶我們去了北面大湖邊的一個僻靜的度假村,與我們分享了每一分鐘的歡聲笑語。不料去年6/19與你明市機場就此一別,如今竟與你陰陽隔阻成為永恆!

2017年聖誕節前,我們兩家相約同游冰島南部半圈自駕游。游覽了南部絕大部分的旅游景點,包括瀑布、冰湖、冰川、冰洞、大陸板塊峽谷和火山博物館。我們在首都的大教堂度過了一個非常難得的聖誕夜。我們相約一定要再度去冰島旅游完成北部景點或全環自駕游。一定要看到北極光!我們還有好多地方要一起同游啊!

2017九月,我和太太一起飛去你家,與你們度過了一個非常愉快的周末。你們陪著我倆瀏覽了雙城的處處好景。我們還一起去北邊看了燈塔、碼頭、和大湖。

2015年夏天我太太回國去了,九月中旬我心血來潮,想飛去明尼阿波利斯看看你和胡敏。到了你們家,你倆告訴我說,我可趕得正巧啊,今天是劍明的生日。那時,你們已經安排好一家人要去北邊大湖區的度假村過個周末,於是帶上我就一齊出發了。你們一家人難得的一個清净輕鬆周末,你倆就大大方方地跟我一起分享了。。。我心裏十分的感激。

人的一生,可以交心交肺知根知底無話不談的知心朋友,其實不多。除了中學裏的好朋友以外,在成人以後能夠遇上那麽一個知音知己,就是很幸運的了。

劍明兄於我,就是這樣難能可貴的知己。

我們兩家的緣分還是從多倫多開始的,可是我們那時并不認識,也不知道。
1997年,我們從多倫多移居達拉斯。1998年,劍明夫妻倆也從多倫多移居達拉斯。他們臨行前,一位我們兩家共同的在多倫多的好朋友把我們的通訊聯係方式介紹了給他們。於是,不久我們兩家就成為在達拉斯經常走動的好朋友了。

劍明夫婦特別好客,經常請客聚友。劍明知識豐富淵博,見多識廣,善於言談,上至天文下至地理,他無所不知且都有自己獨到的見解。他談笑風生妙語連篇,真誠開朗和睿智,處處顯示出他對世事的敏銳的洞察能力。和他在一起,就會不由自主地被他的人格魅力所折服。。。

假如我有煩惱和苦悶,他也縂是不厭其煩地幫我分析開導排憂解難。。。

這樣的朋友一旦離開,我這幾天竟感到就好像一部分的“自我”或“魂靈”離開了我。。。因爲世上少了一個把酒談心的知音知己。。。

記得有一次我們聊天的話題是關於對平行宇宙的認識,我多麽希望現在能夠知道劍明你在哪個宇宙呢?我一定也要去你那裏會會你啊!

每次見面,我倆經常聊天的一個話題是關於國際時事和中美關係。去年此時在你們哪兒的度假村,一天晚飯后,咱倆踏著月色出去在公路邊散步,來回大約走了兩個多小時。中心話題就是對中美關係對抗走勢的深深的擔憂。。。顯見得你那憂國憂民的拳拳赤子之心。由於我們聊天忘了時間,手機訊號又不好,等我們回到住處,兩位太太都着急了。

記得你好幾次跟我談起過多麽想以後退休了去深山老林荒蕪人烟的叢山峻嶺上找一個山清水秀的地方過極其簡單、自給自足的生活而終老山林,那將會是多麽愜意的事啊!你咋這樣一個人說走就走了呢???

劍明啊,記得你喜歡下圍棋,你在達拉斯的時候,我倆一有機會見面總會殺上一兩盤。當然啦,通常是我輸得多。後來棋下得太緊張,會引起我頭疼。我不好意思對你明説,有時對你邀我下棋不太積極響應,你一定已察覺我閃爍其詞顧左右而言它吧?。。。我現在老實跟你坦白了吧,我被你殺怕了吧,心裏很喜歡跟你下棋,可是又怕頭疼。。。人真矛盾啊!後來在你的建議下,我去醫院做了一次腦CT檢查頭痛原因。。。

我知道我此時的任何語言都是蒼白無力的,都無法表達對你的追思和懷念。

不過我還是想以下面一首小詩爲你送行:

去年今日此湖(山)(你家)中,人面夏風相映红。人面不知何处去,牡丹依旧謝東风。

- 逸寬遙寄哀思羈與達城
This tribute was added by Anu Gupta on June 19, 2020
Though I am heavy with sadness, I am honored and fortunate to have met and worked with Dr. Li during his last days with us. Maya Angelou says, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” No better words can express who Dr. Li was because of his generous spirit. In the last days, we spent together, not only did he share the beauty of his family with me the stories about his wife and daughters, we shared stories about favorite Netflix series, recent health goals, Montreal beauty, his experience at med school, the trees he had planted, amusing antics by his cat, and about his orchids. I gained a type of friendship with him which otherwise takes many years to cultivate. His passion for life was contagious. His altruistic nature wasn't just evident in the way he made everyone feel included, but extended to his work as well. He had an equal commitment to patients as he did to his colleagues elevating all who crossed paths with him. Because of him, my life is richer today. There will be a void at the workplace as well as amongst friends and family. He will be missed immensely. Our prayers and strength for the family!!!!

This tribute was added by Annette LAWTON on June 19, 2020
Dr. Li was a kind, gentle soul. I learned so much from him over the years. He was such a great teacher and friend. The thing I will remember him for most is the love he had for his family. They meant everything to him. With as much as he did for the EP community and cardiology community he remained very humble and dedicated. But, again, it was family that was always in his heart. He is greatly missed and hearts are broken.  My most sincere sympathy to his beloved wife and daughters.
This tribute was added by Rajat Jhanjee on June 19, 2020
My name is Rajat Jhanjee. I graduated from the University of Minnesota EP program in 2011.
I want to take this opportunity to remember my mentor, my Professor, Dr. Li.

I am extremely saddened by his untimely departure. Even though I only saw him one time since my graduation from University of Minnesota EP fellowship in 2011, his loss has left me a very heavy feeling in my heart which is lingering on.

Dr. Li was not only a great Electrophysiologist but was also a great teacher and a good human being. I want to share some of my fond memories of him.
During my initial few days of fellowship training, I was observing a catheter ablation case. He gently asked me if I understood concealed entrainment. I shook my head. Then, instead of making fun of me, he explained me the concept patiently. He treated me like an elder brother and that made me very comfortable.
EP studies with Dr. Li were always very interesting. He would talk about many different things. Aside from the actual EP study, he would give his views on social issues, political issues, talk about his family, his likes, his dislikes, his frustrations. He would pour his heart out. So, we got to know him very well. As one example, I remember talking about how he used to enjoy taking his daughters out for biking and vacationing with his family. 
Every EP study would be filled with his infectious laughter that would begin slowly and then pick up. It would be easy to hear Dr. Li’s laughter even when you were not inside the EP lab. I will miss his laughter.
Another memory that I have of Dr. Li was that after one of my Friday morning presentations, he told me that he learnt something new from my presentation. This meant a lot to me and increased my confidence. It also signified to me that Dr. Li was a very humble person to have said that to me.

I still discuss some of Dr. Li’s techniques in EP lab in the hospital where I work. One example is the famous  ‘Jimmy curve’ used to curve the stylet while placing a RV lead. 
Dr. Li once told us that when he was in school in China, there was a fire in his house. However, he was so busy studying that he didn’t notice the fire and kept on studying. His mother had to pull him out of the house. My children have heard this story many times as an example of what being studious means. I have also shared this story with my staff in the EP lab.
I also saw Dr. Li during stressful times, when things would not turn out as expected in the EP lab. I saw how he picked himself up next day and kept on working. This memory still gives me strength when this don’t go as expected in the EP lab for me.
Most importantly, I remember Dr. Li for being kind to me and treating me like a family member during my fellowship.
Dr. Li, I will miss you and I hope that be a good human being like you. RIP...

Respectfully 
Rajat Jhanjee
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 18, 2020
剑明的大哥深情、沉痛悼念弟弟

胡敏、莹莹、睿睿、各位来宾:
首先,我代表李氏家族和所有亲人,衷心感谢各位前来参加我弟弟的追悼会。
剑明骤然英年早逝,令我和我的家人无比的悲痛。所有亲人都无法相信,也无法面对这一残酷的现实,都为我们失去一位优秀的亲人而痛哭流泪,更为世界失去一位出色的医学人才而惋惜!
记得剑明小的时候,聪明勤奋、品学兼优、尊老爱幼、谦虚待人,他是同龄人的佼佼者,是老师和大人们最喜欢的学生和孩子。剑明是以十六岁的小小年纪跳级考入南京大学,八十年代初,他作为中国首批大学生赴美留学,并获得了一个硕士学位、两个博士学位,之后,逐渐成长为国际驰名的专家、教授。这也是我父亲,我们兄弟姊妹及整个家族引以为骄傲和自豪的事情。
剑明辞世后这几天,海内外医学界的机构、协会、名人、朋友都以各种方式悼念我弟弟,给予他很高的评价,这是我与我的家人没有想到的。这足以证明我弟弟的一生虽然短暂,但却体现出无限的价值。他实现了自己的理想和追求,为家族增了光,也为世界添了彩。
这几天,剑明辞世的消息迅速传遍了海内外,很多医学组织和成员、剑明生前的朋友、学生、患者等纷纷向剑明的家属致哀和慰问。我代表剑明在中国的所有亲人,向你们表示诚挚的谢意。
剑明走了,愿他在天堂一切美好,也愿胡敏和两个孩子忍痛节哀,尽快走出悲痛,恢复正常生活。你们的幸福,是全家的心愿,也一定是剑明的牵挂。剑明在吉林的家永远是你们的家,是你们坚强后盾,全家人永远和你们在一起!
作为剑明的哥哥,因为当前疫情关系,我难以现场参加今天追悼会,也没有能为剑明后事做一点点事情。虽然遗憾终生,但是同时也有幸看到和体会到了剑明和胡敏的朋友们浓浓的真情厚意。尤其要感谢组织此次追悼会的各位志愿者朋友,是你们牺牲了宝贵时间,精心组织、策划,才把剑明的葬礼办得如此体面;也是你们这些天的陪伴和安慰让胡敏及两个孩子在最悲伤的时候得到亲人般的慰藉,可以有所依靠。你们是我们李氏家族的恩人,我们万分感激!(鞠躬)
安息吧,我亲爱的弟弟!
世事难料奈何人。
英年早逝亲人痛,
从今骨肉分两世,
但愿来生再弟兄。

李剑英 于中国吉林 
2020年6月20日
This tribute was added by Yi You on June 18, 2020
惊悉李建明医生仙逝噩耗,让人难以置信。他从来是那么平易近人,谦虚热情。他是明州华人医生协会的第三任会长,他一直热心为社区服务,在他任会长及以后的岁月里,他来华夏之家为华人社会服务中心的老人们做过很多次医学讲座, 耐心地为老人们解答问题,也多次义务为老人们及新移民们打感冒等预防针。他为社区服务从来都是热心帮忙,不厌其烦,他的离去真正是明州的巨大损失。我们将永远怀念他。祝愿李医生在天家安息!愿家里人节哀顺变,向家里人表示深切哀痛和问候。
This tribute was added by Melody Zhou on June 17, 2020
From: 明州国际中文学校

惊闻李剑明教授仙逝,吾及明州国际中文学校全体同仁痛心疾首,深表哀悼!

感怀李教授去年11月来我校做急救常识讲座,谦逊和蔼,谆谆教导,深获家长和社区的敬仰和爱戴。昨日笑貌音容,今日尚历历在目!然斯人骤远,社区痛失英才,亲朋刻骨难抒,真可谓山河同悲, 日月同泣!

人生于世,得天独厚若此,李教授或可慰藉,含笑九泉!

李剑明教授千古!

明州国际中文学校
校长:周舒
2020 年 6 月 17 日
This tribute was added by Steve Martin on June 17, 2020
Jimmy, we will miss you more than you'll ever know! It has been my honor to work with you in serving Veterans, it didn't feel like work since your demeanor brought joy to the everyday routines of life. 
 - Among my work colleagues, we called you "The Ambassador" because you had the ability to bring people together. I try to emulate this skill, but for you it was natural.
 - I remember your voice calling "we are heroes" when we reached the top of a rugged portion of the Great Wall. During your life you were a hero to many people.

God bless, may your sweet soul rest in peace.
This tribute was added by Michael Li on June 17, 2020
悼念老同学李剑明

一个宁静的早晨,下着棉棉细雨,带着微风。

咋晚惊愕老同学剑明辞世,心情一直不能平静,无法入睡。

外面的棉棉细雨,像是苍天的眼泪,痛述英才早逝。

阵阵微风,吹过耳边,像是在叮嘱,珍惜生命始于健康。

不知什么原因,我对李剑明印象深刻,也许是他的耸壑昂霄的才华,孜孜不倦的追求,务实格致的风格,厚德仁慈的人品。这些近于模糊的印象,构成他的人格魅力,也垫定他在我脑海中的痕迹。但现在这些成为了永远的记忆。

愿棉棉细雨,带着哀思,送老同学最后一程。

愿微风,带着悲伤,怀念我们共同拥有过的时光。

愿逝者安息!

励强,June 17, 2020
This tribute was added by 王 凯文 on June 17, 2020
惊闻剑明离世,非常难过!
我和剑明是中学文艺班的同学,他吹小号,我吹黑管,在中学的时候就是尖子生,德智体全面发展,打球骨折在家休息,把毛选四卷都读完了,78年中学没毕业,我们俩个就提前一年考到南京读大学,他读南京大学,我读南京铁道医学院,我们学校离的不远,又可以经常见面,他在大学期间不但成绩好,还学了流利的英语法语,所以毕业就考上了美国的奖学金项目,然后去广州中山大学集中培训英语,我刚好考到广州中山医科大学读研,他临出国前还特别到我宿舍来告别。虽然我后来移民温哥华,但一直也没机会见面,约40年前的这一切仿佛就在昨天。
愿老同学在天堂安息!妻女节哀!
This tribute was added by Niyada Naksuk on June 16, 2020
I was grateful to get to know Dr. Li. He was a very kind, knowledgeable and humble cardiac electrophysiologist and teacher. Dr. Li would always find time to teach and discuss with trainees. Last visit at the Minneapolis VAMC over a year ago, he gave me a very warm welcome and made me feel home. We spent almost 2 hours discussing about our ongoing research projects and I remembered his energetic manners. My deepest condolences to Dr. Li ‘s family. Dr. Li, you will be solely and forever missed. May you rest in peace.
This tribute was added by Julie Wang on June 16, 2020
Anyone who has ever met Jimmy will remember his smile. He’s got such a cheerful soul and a lovely wife who you could tell is the love of his life. My husband and I had the pleasure meeting the couple through a mutual friend. Our lunch together at MoA was so pleasant and memorable because of their warm hospitality.
I can’t imagine how much pain his family is going through right now for losing such a loving husband and dad. Best wishes for Min and the girls.
This tribute was added by Debra Condon on June 16, 2020
My deepest condolences to Dr. Li's wife and family in this time of sorrow. Dr. Li was a very kind, humble, and compassionate health care provider and mentor. He will be missed by all who knew him.
This tribute was added by Rajat Kalra on June 15, 2020
I first got to know Dr. Li as one of the hundreds of cardiology Fellows that he trained while he was faculty at the Minneapolis VA. An outstanding general Cardiologist and Electrophysiologist, it seemed to me that Dr. Li’s clinical abilities were only surpassed by his ability to connect with his patients, juniors, and colleagues through his happy-go-lucky nature and his unforgettable laugh – an unrestrained expression of joy of his own that always brought joy to those around him.

One lasting memory of Dr. Li that is seared in my mind is the manner in which he described his rationale for working at the Minneapolis VA. After finding out that Dr. Li had trained in Parkland, I could not help but wonder why Dr. Li had left Dallas winters for Minnesota winters. Before I asked, Dr. Li went on to describe that working for the VA fulfilled an immense sense of social responsibility for him. He felt this strong sense of responsibility to America’s Veterans, the United States of America, and, above all, to the ideal of providing unrestricted, high-quality patient care to all who came to seek it. Such was his dedication to his craft and his ideals. This left an indelible impression on me in the first few months of my cardiology fellowship.

Dr. Li, we will very, very sorely miss you. While it is difficult to accept your loss, I am immensely grateful for the time that I did spend with you. May you rest in peace.
This tribute was added by Suzy Liu on June 15, 2020
2009年五月底接到一个不认识的电话。 对方介绍:自己叫 Jimmy;说看了我申请电生理fellow的资料想邀请我去明大面试。 我谢了他,告诉他我已经接受了其他地方录取。 剑明还是凭着三寸不烂之舌把我说得Minniapolis 走了一遭。虽然我们错过了师生情,但是不耽误在之后的11年里愈来愈深的友谊:我们不仅是同行,还成为非常合得来的好朋友。 He had lived his life to the fullest. Rest in peace! 
This tribute was added by Wobo Bekwelem on June 15, 2020
Dr. Li will be sorely missed. I’ll never forget the many lessons I learnt from him as his fellow. Incredibly smart, kind and always willing to help. With his departure, the world has lost a little bit of light. Rest In Peace Jimmy!
This tribute was added by Mario Bradley on June 15, 2020
I am so happy that I got to see Dr. Li again recently and I will never forget that interaction. Like always, Dr. Li was welcoming, joyful and gave an enthusiastic hand shake. This particular conversation was especially meaningful as I shared the news of the birth of my child and he was so excited that my wife and I had a daughter. He was such a proud "girl dad" and told me how much I will love watching her grow as he has with his daughters. Wisely, he cautioned me how fast time goes as he looked at my photos of her at just five months old. We also reminisced about some memories of the past years that I was amazed he remembered. I will always have tremendous respect and appreciation for Dr. Li's kindness and feel very fortunate to have known him. My sincerest and deepest condolences to Jianming's family. His passing was much too soon, but may he rest in peace.
This tribute was added by Delin Qu on June 15, 2020
Celebrating JM's Life in Loving Memory!

老朋友突然离去,我彻夜难眠,记得一起打排球时他的团队精神, 记得一起聚会时他的真知灼见,记得劝我不要早餐吃六个嫩煎蛋,更记得2009年金秋,剑明兄弟为新书出版在上海书城座谈和签字,我当时正好在上海出差,赶到书城会议室,难得尽一把已经不是地主的地主之谊,为剑明兄弟助兴。 唉,就这样离开了?
This tribute was added by Alan Berger on June 15, 2020
I got to know Jian Ming during our travels to the Chinese cardiology conferences with Fei Lu. He was a positive spirit, always seeing the good in people. He was an inspiration to the cardiology fellows and had a passion for educations. He was loved by many and will truly be missed. My supportive thoughts go to him and those he left behind.
This tribute was added by Gary Wang on June 15, 2020
惊悉剑明不幸离世,非常难过。他是我两个好朋友的好朋友。虽然我以前没有见过他,但经常听到朋友提起他的聪明才智和热情为人,很想有日相见。今年元月五日有幸在洛杉矶会面,仿似如故。他自信的谈吐和爽朗的笑声至今历历在目。本想有日再见,没想到...... 安息吧!

I was very sad to learn that Jian Ming had passed away unexpectedly. He was a good friend of my two good friends. Although I hadn’t seen him before, I often heard friends mentioning his ingenuity and enthusiasm, and I really wanted to meet him. We were fortunate to meet in Los Angeles on January 5th of this year, as if I knew him all along. I have vividly remembered his confident talk and hearty laughter. I thought I would meet you again, but ... Rest in peace, my friend!
This tribute was added by Kevin Song on June 15, 2020
Dr. Li was my very first attending in residency. He was a brilliant, humble and compassionate mentor. His jovial personality was infectious. I will miss him dearly. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
This tribute was added by Asrar Khan on June 15, 2020
I got to know Dr. Li very well since January, as I'm his clinic fellow and worked with him every week. He was a good man, a joyous man, and a humble man. One of my last interactions with him I will never forget. We saw an energetic and full of life elderly patient, and I said off hand "don't we all wish we could be like him when we're old." Dr. Li, forever the insightful and profound person, replied "True, but don't we all wish we could get a chance to grow old at all." I was honored to work with him, he was an outstanding teacher, and I express my utmost condolences to his wonderful family.
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
From: 世界华人医师协会

尊敬的李剑明教授亲属:
惊闻李剑明教授离世消息,我们都万分悲痛。世界华人医师协会和我本人对李剑明教授的不幸逝世深表哀悼。
我们无比感谢他对祖国和华人医师事业的热爱和贡献!深切缅怀他对医学特别是专科领域做出的的杰出成就!望李教授亲属 节哀顺变。

李剑明教授千古!
世界华人医师协会
会长 张雁灵
2020 年 6 月 14 日
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
From: 南方国际心血管病会议会务组

沉痛悼念李剑明教授
李剑明教授家人及生前好友、同仁:
惊闻李剑明教授于 2020 年 6 月 12 日突然离世,国内同仁悲痛万分,无不深感惋惜,恨天 妒英才。谨以此向李剑明教授的离世表示沉痛哀悼,并向其亲属表示亲切慰问。
李剑明教授虽身在美国,却在时刻支持着祖国医学事业的发展,为中国的起搏电生理事业发 展大力培养人才,传授知识,与国内同仁探究前沿学术发展。多年来,李教授不辞辛劳,频 繁往返于美国和大陆,支持各项学术活动的开展,不仅带来其个人的最新研究成果,更为年 轻医生和学者树立了榜样,每一位同仁将铭记其治学严谨,科研求精,诲人不倦的精神。每 年南方国际心血管学术会议上为青年医生举办的基础电生理培训班给年轻医生学习规范的电生理研究过程打造了十分优秀的平台。
生活中,李教授和蔼可亲,平易近人。我们深知,李教授为子孝顺至极,为父慈爱有加,夫
妻相敬如宾;对去美留学的学子予以无私的资助,对国内企业的同仁亦能出谋划策,不遗余力。我们为失去这样一位好同事、好战友、好老师、好朋友深感痛惜。
李剑明教授永垂不朽!
南方国际心血管病会议会务组
2020 年 6 月 14 日
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
From: 中国生物医学工程学会心律分会

惊闻李剑明教授骤然离世噩耗,万分悲痛,沉痛悼念!
李剑明教授是杰出的心血管病专家、教育家,曾担任美国华裔心脏协会主席、
明尼苏达华裔医生协会主席以及世界华人心血管医师协会委员,治学严谨,学术
功底深厚,传道解惑,待人真诚。李剑明教授是中国心律学会的好朋友,为中美
两国心脏电生理事业交流及推动中国起搏电生理事业发展做出了巨大贡献,多次参与长城国际心脏病学术大会、中国南方国际心血管病学术会议、东方心脏病学会议等会议,在多个学术大会上举办起搏电生理学习班并亲自授课,关心我国青年心脏电生理医师的成长。他非常重视心律植入装置并发症及电极导线管理的规范化处理,承担共同主席共举办七届国际研讨会,是中美交流合作的重要桥梁。
痛失李剑明教授,必是中美心血管领域的巨大损失。但李剑明教授对学术和祖国的赤诚,是留给所有心血管人永远的精神力量,我们必不会忘记!
在此沉痛悼念剑明教授!并向李剑明教授家属致以最诚挚慰问,万望节哀珍重!
中国生物医学工程学会心律分会
2020 年 06 月 13 日
This tribute was added by Maria Anderson on June 15, 2020
When I stopped by his office for advice, he made me tea and had me sit to talk. When we did procedures together, I learned a great deal from him, but he always asked my opinion. He was always excited about an interesting teaching point. Every conversation with him was interesting. He laughed so joyfully and easily, you couldn't help but feel happy.
This tribute was added by Sasha Prisco on June 15, 2020
I am deeply saddened by Dr. Li's passing. He was my staff attending every month that I was on the inpatient cardiology service at the VA as a resident and fellow. He was a great teacher and clinician. He was always very kind to the trainees, staff, and patients. I will miss him. My heart goes out to you and your family.
This tribute was added by Scott Sakaguchi on June 15, 2020
Jimmy was an incredible colleague and friend. He brought boundless energy to everything he did. From the "top" he was the force that allowed us to expand our training program, and "in the trenches" he was a dedicated one-on-one teacher that all appreciated and motivated some to pursue electrophysiology as a career. Most of all, we will miss his infectious enthusiasm and endless smile. It was always a joy to be in his presence. Our deepest condolences to his family from ours.
This tribute was added by David Benditt (Cell Email... on June 15, 2020
Jimmy was an amazing friend and colleague to so many; a great leader, educator, and bridge-builder. He was a thoughtful kind clinician. and an innovative academic. Jimmy was always challenging current knowledge and assumptions, but ever polite and respectful of others.
Jimmy could be counted upon to do the heavy lifting whether it be with developing new worldwide relationships, enhancing educational opportunities, or undertaking research. He was there to help whenever and wherever needed.
We will always remember his perpetual smile and wonderful sense of humor; neither ever failed to light up the room.
A lovely man gone much too soon.
We will miss Jimmy dearly.
David B.
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
From: Chinese American Heart Association

Dear CNAHA members and friends: 
 
We are all extremely saddened that our beloved friend and former CNAHA president, Dr. Jianming Li, passed away on June 12th, 2020 from illness.  Our deepest sympathies to his wife, who has lost a loving husband, and his two daughters who have lost an amazing father.  CNAHA has lost a great leader and mentor and we have all lost a dear friend.
 
Dr. Li is an accomplished and internationally respected cardiologist and electrophysiologist.  He devoted his life to patient care, education, and public awareness of cardiovascular diseases.  With his kind and warm heart, clear vision, firm commitment, strong leadership skills and tireless effort, he made a tremendous impact on so many people. For CNAHA members, Dr. Li was the backbone of our organization. As the third president of CNAHA, his leadership helped navigate our organization through unique challenges, steering us to the strong position that we are in now.  He made constant efforts to promote the development of CNAHA, and oversaw collaborations between CNAHA and many large professional societies (such as the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, Heart Rhythm Society, and American Society of Echocardiography).  
 
Dr. Li was instrumental in CNAHA’s scientific communications with various Chinese cardiovascular societies.  His substantial contributions in educating Chinese physicians and promoting cardiovascular health for Chinese people are and will continue to be recognized and appreciated, as evidenced by the condolences that have been pouring in over the past two days. 
 
Dr. Li is a dear friend, and has been a role model for me personally, as well as for many of our members.  While our time with him may seem brief, his impact on us will be forever lasting. He will always live on in our memory! 

Zijian Xu, MD, PhD, FACC
President
Chinese American Heart Association
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
From: 中国医师协会心力衰竭专业委员会
中华心力衰竭和心肌病杂志

美国华裔心脏协会及李剑明教授家属:
惊闻李剑明教授驾鹤西游,哀痛之至!
李剑明教授曾担任美国华裔心脏协会主席,作为国际心血管病学领域的一代宗师,李剑明教授一直致力于中美心血管疾病研究的合作与交流。他在推动中国心脏专科医师培训的工作上殚精竭虑,甘为人梯,奖掖后学,为我国心血管疾病的防控做出了不可磨灭的贡献。
李剑明教授严谨的治学风范定会在心血管领域的后辈中传承光大。龙船五月待新棕,岁岁端阳忆剑明。李剑明教授安息!

中国医师协会心力衰竭专业委员会
中华心力衰竭和心肌病杂志
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From:南京大学78生化班
黯悉劍明学友英年早逝,吾全班学友不胜惋悼,哀伤难舍。剑明年轻,属全班最年幼者之列,却先行我等而去,岂不痛哉,悲哉[Sob]
    追忆往事,历历在目。高考恢复后,剑明从吉林来到南京,和我们共组南大78生化班。这是一个特殊年代的特殊群体,而劍明是这群体中最突出的一员;这是一个拼搏年代的拼博群体,而劍明是其中最勤奋的一员;这是一个创新年代的创新群体,而劍明是其中最有独立见地的一员。4年的同窗生活中,我们记住了他起床号前已在锻练的身影,我们记住了他息灯后仍在学习的情景。我们记住了他对师長的敬重,我们记住了他对学友的友善,我们更记住了他的小号声,那么淸淅,暸亮,就象他的为人,而这些,随着他的离去,变成了永恒.... 其思之深,见之远,仁之厚,一切一切仿如昨天,怎不感念畴昔。僅于此表达全班学友的哀伤,愿剑明一路走好。
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
唁电
From: 浙江省医学会心血管病学分会
浙江省医师协会心血管内科医师分会
浙江省心血管学会
钱江国际心血管病会议组委会

李剑明教授家属及美国华裔心脏协会:
 
惊闻李剑明教授不幸离世的噩耗,我们深感悲痛!
 
李剑明教授是华人心血管病学界杰出的医生、科学家、教育家,长期深耕心脏电生理领域,治学严谨、功底深厚、成果丰硕、桃李芬芳,曾担任美国华裔心脏协会主席、明尼苏达华裔医生协会主席以及世界华人心血管医师协会委员,获美国心脏协会年度心脏医生英雄奖。
 
李剑明教授对祖国一片赤子之心,他为我国心血管事业的发展倾注了大量心血。作为中美心血管领域交流合作的重要桥梁,从2016年起,他领导的美国华裔心脏协会与浙江省医学会心血管病学分会建立了良好的合作关系,每年在钱江国际心血管病会议上举办美国华裔心脏协会专场,传递心血管病领域前沿进展。此外美国华裔心脏协会与浙江大学医学院附属第二医院定期举办网络病例讨论会,大力推动我国青年心血管医师的规范化培训与成长。
 
医者无界,大爱无疆是对李剑明教授一生的最好写照。李剑明教授猝然离世是中美心血管领域的巨大损失,他的精神和意志将继续激励我们不断前行,探索心血管事业的新高峰,造福广大心血管病患者。
 
我们谨向贵协会并通过贵协会向李剑明教授的家属表示沉痛悼念和诚挚慰问!恳切希望李剑明教授的家属节哀顺变,保重身体!                   王建安代表
 
浙江省医学会心血管病学分会
浙江省医师协会心血管内科医师分会
浙江省心血管学会
钱江国际心血管病会议组委会
2020年6月14日
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
唁 电
From: 中国心血管健康联盟
世界华人心血管医师协会
东方心脏病学会议组委会

美国华裔心脏协会及李剑明教授家属:
惊悉李剑明教授骤然辞世,令人扼腕,谨致沉痛哀悼!
李剑明教授是华人心血管病学界杰出的医生、科学家、教育家,毕生致力于悬壶济世、治病救人,传道授业、教书育人。长期深耕心脏电生理领域,治学严谨,功底深厚,成果丰硕,桃李芬芬。
李剑明教授对祖国一片赤诚,他为中美两国心血管事业的发展倾注了大量心血。曾担任美国华裔心脏协会主席、明尼苏达华裔医生协会主席以及世界华人心血管医师协会委员。曾获中国心律协会心脏起搏杰出贡献奖和美国心脏协会年度心脏医生英雄奖。作为中美心血管领域交流合作的重要桥梁,他非常重视我国年轻一代心血管医生的成长和全民心血管健康,在他的组织下,“青年心锋”中美青年医师临床心技能大赛已经成功举办两届;他倡议并联合葛均波院士、霍勇教授等一大批中国心血管病专家于2019年启动中国心肺复苏周,两年来,心肺复苏周很好地激发了全民学习心肺复技能的热情,显著提升了我国心脏急救能力。医者无界,大爱无疆是对李剑明教授一生的最好写照。李剑明教授猝然离世是中美心血管领域的巨大损失,但是他的精神和意志将继续指引所有心血管人不断向前,探索心血管事业的新高峰,造福中美乃至全世界的心血管病患者。
谨向贵协会并通过贵协会向李剑明教授家属致以最诚挚慰问,万望节哀珍重!


中国心血管健康联盟
世界华人心血管医师协会
东方心脏病学会议组委会
2020年06月13日
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
唁电:
From: 长城心脏病会议组委会

美国华裔心脏协会及李剑明教授家属:

惊悉李剑明教授不幸逝世的噩耗,我们深感悲痛!

李剑明教授曾任美国明尼苏达大学医学院教授,美国退役军人医疗中心心脏起博和电生理中心主任,明尼苏达华裔医生协会主席和全美华裔心脏医生协会主席,是国际著名的心血管专家,心脏起搏器手术和心律失常诊治专家。曾荣获中国心律协会心脏起搏杰出贡献奖,美国心脏协会年度心脏医生英雄奖,明尼苏达大学心血管医学“年度优秀教授奖”。

李剑明教授热衷于公益事业,多年来,利用业余时间在明尼苏达华人健康中心为华人提供免费专家门诊。2009年7月,李剑明教授的第一本医学科普著作《爱心启示录》出版,本书积聚了他多年在美国的行医经验和个人经历,用通俗易懂的语言和大量的医学科学证据,向国内读者介绍如何预防冠心病和心脏猝死的发生。

他虽侨居海外,但心系祖国家乡。近年来,他更是多次回国参加长城心脏病学会议并与国内同行医生进行学术交流和手术示范,有效促进了中美心血管专家的相互沟通。2012年,在他担任美国华裔心脏协会主席之际,长城会更是与CnAHA首次合作设立“CNAHA青年研究奖”为激励在基础和临床有突出学术贡献的青年医师搭建国际心脏领域学术和交流平台。

他一生奋斗在心血管领域,用满腔的激情和责任为中美心血管事业的发展做出了巨大的贡献。他真诚无私地提携后学,他的逝世,是心血管学术界的巨大损失!

我们谨向贵协会并通过贵协会向李剑明教授的家属表示沉痛悼念和诚挚慰问!恳切希望李剑明教授的家属节哀顺变,保重身体! 

                                                                                                          长城心脏病学会议组委会
                                                                                                                         2020年6月13日
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
From: 中国心电学会《临床心电学杂志》

2020年6月12日惊闻李剑明教授溘然长逝,扼腕悲痛,沉痛悼念!

李剑明教授是杰出的心血管病专家、教育家,曾担任美国华裔心脏协会主席、明尼苏达华裔医生协会主席以及世界华人心血管医师协会委员,治学严谨,学术功底敦厚,待人真诚。李剑明教授关心和致力于中国心电学事业的发展与传承,是中美两国心电学术交流与合作的桥梁,为推动中国心电学的进步做出了巨大贡献,是中国心电学会亲密的老友。他在心房颤动、心律植入装置等领域有着独到的见解,在国内多个学术会议上举办心电生理学习班并亲临授课,并给青年心电学医师带来美国心脏电生理专业医师的培训经验,循循善诱,授业解惑,是我国心电学人的良师益友。

李剑明教授的不幸辞世,是中美心血管领域的巨大损失。但他对学术的不懈追求和对祖国的一片赤诚之心,是留给所有华人心血管医师永远的楷模,永远的榜样!

  我们将永远怀念剑明教授!并向剑明教授的家属致以哀痛,节哀珍摄!
                                              中国心电学会

《临床心电学杂志》

2020年06月13日
This tribute was added by Rongqing Tu on June 15, 2020
From: 心房颤动国际论坛组委会
大连心脏学会

美国华裔心脏协会及李剑明教授家属:
惊悉李剑明教授于美国当地时间11日凌晨在家中不幸离世,深表哀思,并致以诚挚的慰问。
李剑明教授是国际心血管病学领域杰出的专家学者,他技术精湛、医德高尚、乐于助人,毕生深耕于心血管病学领域,尤其是心脏电生理领域的治学科研、授业教育,并积极投身参与公益活动。
作为美国华裔心脏协会主席,李剑明教授长期以来致力于中美心血管领域的交流合作。李剑明教授生前曾多次作为大会共同主席参与和支持心房颤动国际论坛,第十四届房颤会更是设立cnAHA@CAFS联合论坛,积极促进和推动了中美电生理学会和医生的交流。2016年,在李剑明教授的积极推动下,在大连启动了中美联合心脏专科远程培训项目,帮助和支持培训中国年轻电生理医生,为中美电生理事业的发展做出了积极的贡献。
斯人已逝,李剑明教授对心血管病学事业的满腔热血和敬业精神,以及对祖国的赤诚之心将继续激励和鼓舞一代代心血管领域的后辈不断前进。谨此悼念,并请向李剑明教授家属表示诚挚慰问,望节哀。

心房颤动国际论坛组委会
大连心脏学会
2020年6月14日
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