Judson Frazier Eneas, MD
April 5, 2020
Veteran nephrologist Dr Judson Frazier Eneas is the country's fifth COVID-19 related death.
Officials reported the 72-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 on April 1.
He was hospitalized, and had no travel history but was linked to a previous case.
Eneas was a pioneer in the medical community as an internist, and nephrologist who introduced Dialysis to Doctors Hospital.
He was a member of the Omega Psi Ph fraternity, and a message from the family asking for support and prayers was posted to Whatsapp shortly before 6pm yesterday.
"Our brother Judson Eneas has unfortunately contracted the Covid-19 virus and is hospitalized on a ventilator. The family asks that as many as possible lift his name up in prayer for a safe and speedy recovery," the message read.
Loved ones were notified Eneas had passed shortly before 1am.
He is survived by his wife Marcheta and three children.
In an email this morning, President of Doctors Hospital Dr Charles Diggis said: "There is no easy way to accept the loss of a colleague. We are still at the beginning of a 'fight' which looms to take us through turbulent times over the next months….and it will continue to have casualties – this will change us all forever.
"Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to Dr Eneas' family. He was with our dream and vision from inception….this is a great loss. Be safe and be careful…..cherish and protect those you love……additional words seem so useless right now…."
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